On July 10, 1952, the Nineteenth General Assembly, one of the most unique and yet beloved assemblies in the history of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, began. The previous year, the Rev. Ben Male, pastor of Park Hill OPC in Denver, Colorado, had proposed that the assembly meet at a camp ground in the Denver area with the delegates bringing their families with them. In addition to the use of some small individual cabins, tents were erected for those attending. The weather was warm, and being outside for many events, the attire for the assembly was informal. On the Saturday afternoon of the assembly, Mr. Male organized a trip to Mt. Evans, the highest peak in the Denver area. This was followed by a picnic at Echo Lake. Mr. Male and Dan Stuckey provided the entertainment at the picnic as they climbed on the "chuck wagon" and sang country and western songs.
Picture: The Nineteenth General Assembly