Scenic view of trees at camp

Thanksgiving Luncheon

by Andrew Rogers


On November 8 Pine Cove hosted a first ThanksGiving benefit luncheon in Houston to publicly thank the Elkins family for their gift and celebrate the years of ministry that have happened in our Central Texas region. We’ve shared before the story of the Elkins family, their vision for a camp and retreat facility to be used by God, and their generous donation of Crier Creek family camp’s land and buildings to Pine Cove in 2002. It’s a great story! Go read it!

More than 300 guests (and some classic Pine Cove skit characters) gathered together and enjoyed hearing from Tim Kimmel and Pine Cove leadership over a delicious lunch. There were laughs, there were tears, and there was much celebration of the legacy God has created through the ministry of Pine Cove.


In fact, the theme of the whole program was “legacy.” Guests watched a video of our founder, Bill McKenzie, talking about leaving his legacy for the kingdom. Tim Kimmel, a long-time family camp speaker, also talked about keeping your focus and purpose on eternal investments and leaving a legacy that lasts. Our CEO, Reed “SI” Livesay, read incredible letters from campers of how God had radically transformed their lives while attending Pine Cove, a legacy that lives onto today in the lives of those campers. And Craig “Dutch” Langemeier introduced family camper, Tom Brown, who shared his family’s testimony of how Pine Cove has blessed them over the years.  


One of the planned highlights of the luncheon was this video showing the legacy Pine Cove already has had and the vision God has given for the future. It’s super inspiring (if we do say so ourselves).

Do you have a story of how Pine Cove has left a legacy in your life? Email us at and tell us about it! We are grateful for the legacy we’ve been given from God so far and are excited to build an even greater legacy for the future.

Posted Dec 5, 2018

Andrew Rogers

Content Coordinator

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