For over 85 years, Forest Home has been a movement of God, seeing the winds of revival blow throughout Southern California and into the farthest reaches of our world.

Encounter Jesus. Experience Transformation. Engage the World.

Since 1938, millions have come to Forest Home and had their lives epically marked by God.
Our chapel is filled with thousands of pages of written history from campers documenting their life changing decisions, prayers, and cries to God.


Forest Home exists for people to Encounter Jesus, Experience Transformation, and Engage the World.


Forest Home Ministries will partner with the Church to create a revolutionary Christ-centered experience in which people of all ages hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, explore the Word of God, pursue God’s call for their life, engage in Christ-centered relationships, and connect with God through His creation.


  • We believe in the plenary inspiration of Old and New Testaments and hold them to be the very Word of God.
  • We believe in the Deity of the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, his substitutionary atonement for sin, His bodily resurrection, and His personal, visible return to earth to reign in righteousness and glory.
  • We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit and His work of conviction, regeneration and sanctification, Who indwells every Believer.
  • We believe in the necessity of the new birth, in Salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone, and in the importance of a life committed to the Will of God, in Christ.


  • Abide with the Lord daily through study of His Word and prayer
  • Surrender to the Lord daily through obedience to His Word
  • Worship the Lord with the Forest Home Community
  • Commit to grow in your faith through regular attendance at a local church
  • Prioritize God, Family, and Work appropriately
  • Be prepared to share your testimony with staff or guests
  • Walk in Biblical purity (1 Timothy 4:12) by rejecting one’s sinful nature
  • Display the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22)
  • Be respectful to others
  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Give generously to God and others through time, talent and treasure
  • Seek to put others’ needs above your own
  • Demonstrate humility in both spirit and deed
  • Actively look for ways to serve
  • Show loyalty to others, even when they are not present
  • Do the right thing, even when others are not present
  • Extend trust and seek to believe the best in others
  • Ask for forgiveness quickly when necessary
  • Be truthful and transparent with others
  • Demonstrate accountability with time and resources
  • Request and receive training
  • Desire to improve and challenge others to do the same
  • Commit to exceeding guest expectations
  • Refuse mediocrity
  • Seek first to understand before being understood
  • Communicate clearly, empathetically and respectfully
  • Work through conflict Biblically (Matthew 18:15-17)
  • Participate in intentional and purposeful community activities
  • Partner with teammates for the goal of unity and team effectiveness
  • Play and appreciate “campy” fun
  • Faithfully pray for one another
  • Dream Big
  • Proactively seek solutions
  • Think outside the box
  • Dream, plan and execute new ideas
  • Acknowledge and trust that all things are possible through Jesus Christ our Lord (Matthew 19:26)

Board of Directors

Paul Preston | Bruce Beals

Howard Booker | Callie Carson

Joe Colace | Tim Crow

Richard “Monty” Curtis | Ted Haberfield

Chris Pavlovic | Jane Sciarro

Sue Wirick

Our Founder Henrietta Mears

“Dr. Henrietta C. Mears … has had a remarkable influence, both directly and indirectly on my life. In fact, I doubt if any other woman outside of my wife and mother has had such a marked influence… She is certainly one of the greatest Christians I have ever known!” – Dr. Billy Graham

The Story of Forest Home

In 1937, our founder Henrietta Mears visited Forest Home–then a privately owned resort in the San Bernardino Mountains. She declared, “Don’t bother to stop … we can’t afford all of this.”

The property was appraised at $350,000 in 1937. Where would that kind of money come from?


After the 1938 floods, the Forest Home Resort was sold to
Henrietta Mears for one tenth it's asking price.

It took an act of God to make that possible.

It wouldn't be his last...