|Buffet Dinner||Adult (13+) $26||Youth (4–12) $13|
|Groups of 10+||Adult (13+) $24||Youth (4–12) $12|
Limited overnight housing is available by phone registration only. Sunday breakfast is not included. There is no Sunday worship gathering.
|One Adult + Housing||$225|
|Toddlers & Infants||Free|
|Sanctus Real||Sanctus Real||June 15, 2019||Availability: Closed||Closed|
|Tim Zimmerman and The King's Brass||Tim Zimmerman and The King's Brass||June 22, 2019||Availability: Closed||Closed|
|Fernando Ortega||Fernando Ortega||June 29, 2019||Availability: Closed||Closed|
|Buddy Greene||Buddy Greene||July 6, 2019||Availability: Closed||Closed|
|Phil Keaggy||Phil Keaggy||July 13, 2019||Availability: Closed||Closed|
|Aaron Shust||Aaron Shust||July 20, 2019||Availability: Open||Open||Register Now!|
|Point of Grace||Point of Grace||July 27, 2019||Availability: Open||Open||Register Now!|
After 20 years of touring, 24 radio hits and full album sales exceeding 750,000, Sanctus Real cemented itself as a trusted brand in Christian music. Songs like Lead Me have influenced many over the years. The original members Mark Graalman and Chris Rohman have added Dustin Lolli, as Sanctus Real’s new lead singer and creative influence. With their new album Changed, the band communicates that nothing’s ever a lost cause in the kingdom of heaven. “We’re a group of guys making music together as opposed to a group of guys getting behind a song. We’re focusing back on the simple message of the gospel,” says Graalman. “It’s the simple message of God’s love.”
Tim Zimmerman has been bringing his dynamic nine-member group of brass, percussion, and keyboards to Mount Hermon for over 20 years. They excel at patriotic, big band, pop, and classical styles, in another program for the entire family, that can encourage young musicians. Their programs almost always sell out, so reserve early.
Fernando Ortega is one of Christian music's most respected composers, his works encompassing modern hymns, liturgical songs, and Inspirational and praise & worship favorites. The critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter has three Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and a Billboard Latin Music Award to his credit, while Ortega's Christian radio hits include This Good Day, Jesus, King of Angels and Sleepless Night. Renowned for his stirring arrangements of beloved hymns—Give Me Jesus and Be Thou My Vision, among others—Ortega's solo discography features 18 projects in a heralded career spanning more than 25 years.
A songwriter who has written one of the most recognizable songs in the world (Mary Did You Know?) might be tempted to rest on his laurels. A performer who has played before 250,000 people in New York’s Central Park might consider curtailing his busy tour schedule. However, as he celebrates his 30th anniversary as a recording artist, Buddy Greene is still making music, and sharing it with audiences across the country.
In fact, the Dove-award winning singer/songwriter's newest album, Someday, is being embraced as one of his most musically adventurous and lyrically potent collections to date. And while Someday is delighting audiences, Greene is also jumping into another recording project that will be somewhat of a retrospective of the past 30-plus years.
“The thing I’m most joyful about in my music career is to have met so many wonderfully talented people and to be able to make some music with them along the way,” Greene says. “A lot of people I’ve worked with over the years are not well-known, just hard-working studio musicians, but you realize they have a special talent and wonderful personalities. You appreciate what they do and to be able to know them and make music with them and work on some projects together, it’s just been a huge privilege.”
In addition to being in the creative trenches with some of the industry’s unsung heroes, Greene has also worked with the most celebrated names in the music industry, among them Bill & Gloria Gaither, the late Jerry Reed, and Mark Lowry, with whom he wrote the Christmas classic “Mary, Did You Know?” The song has been recorded numerous times, including covers by Kenny Rogers, Wynonna, Natalie Cole, Glen Campbell, Kathy Mattea, CeeLo Green, Clay Aiken and Pentatonix. Greene has performed for more than a quarter of a million people in New York’s Central Park as part of a Billy Graham Crusade. He has been a part of Praise Gatherings for more than two decades and toured all over the world.
Greene knew at an early age that he wanted to connect with people through music. “My earliest memories are singing. When I was four or five-years-old, I remember singing ‘you ain’t nothing but a hound dog’” the Macon, GA native says referencing Elvis Presley’s early hit. “When I got older, I was finding neighborhood musicians and starting my own little band. I played all through high school, and even before I got out of college, I was moonlighting and trying to figure out how to make a living with it.”
After making a name for himself around Macon, Greene graduated to the national stage when he landed a gig playing guitar and harmonica for country entertainer Jerry Reed and serving as his opening act. After four years performing with Reed, Greene was ready to fly solo. “I remember when I was leaving for Nashville as a newly married young man, going to chase my dream, and my mother looked at me and said, ‘What are you going to do when you turn 50?’” Greene recalls with a chuckle. “Well the Lord’s been looking out for me.”
Indeed he has. Since taking up residence in Nashville, Greene has developed a reputation as an insightful songwriter, compelling vocalist and musician of considerable skill. To put it simply, Greene is just a born communicator and music is the language he uses to share the gospel.
Phil Keaggy is one of the best guitar players in the world. He won his very first Dove award in 1988 for his instrumental album, “The Wind and the Wheat. Phil's second Dove Award came in 1992 for his Celtic-influenced, "Beyond Nature". Each year from 1998 to 2001, Phil has dominated the "Instrumental Record" category at the Doves, winning for "Invention", "Acoustic Sketches", "Majesty and Wonder", and most recently "Lights of Madrid". For three years in a row, Phil was voted one of the top fingerstyle guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine readers. You will be amazed by his music tapestry and encouragement.
Over the past decade, Aaron Shust has earned a reputation as one of Christian music’s most compelling songwriters and a vocalist of considerable depth and passion. He was named both New Artist and Songwriter of the Year at the 2007 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and the impact of his song, “My Savior My God” was recognized with the Song of the Year honor. He is well known for such hits as “My Hope is in You,” which spent 14 weeks at No. 1, “No One Higher,” which hit the summit on the Inspirational chart and “Ever Be,” which made its way to No. 3 on the NCA chart. “O Come O Come Emmanuel” has become a perennial holiday favorite, earning acclaim as the most played song each December for 10 years in a row.
“God placed the longing for eternal home in every human heart,” says Shelley Breen, founding member of one of Christian music’s most impactful groups of all time, Point of Grace. “Some people search for it their entire lives.”
For Shelley, Denise Jones and Leigh Cappillino, who comprise the multi-platinum trio Point of Grace, that lifelong search has been captured in song, logged in thousands of miles on the road and shared with countless individuals around the world. As a group, it’s a journey that’s 20 years in and 13 albums deep, punctuated with 27 #1 songs, 13 Dove Awards, two GRAMMY nominations, career album sales in excess of 7 million with multiple Platinum and Gold certifications, making them one of the Top 10 best-selling artists in the history of Contemporary Christian music.
But to stop there is to capture only a single dimension of these multi-talented women. All three are wives. All three are mothers. Their children range in age from teens to two. And while their humility leads them to downplay the complexity of juggling career and family—“We’ve been through all the things that artists go through,” Shelley says. “Getting married, having kids&elip;—it’s their ministry and heart for those they encounter along the way that continually sets them apart.
“The thing that propels us on,” Shelley continues, “is that we love God and we love to serve people. I think that’s one of the things that’s given us longevity and invitations to come back.”