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Fri, Oct 21


Lake Forest Ranch

Men's Retreat

An overnight retreat for fellowship and spiritual growth.

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Men's Retreat
Men's Retreat

Time & Location

Oct 21, 2022, 6:30 PM – Oct 22, 2022, 2:30 PM

Lake Forest Ranch, 5326 Lake Forest Rd, Macon, MS 39341, USA

About the event

Join us for a time of fellowship and growing spiritually in this overnight retreat for the men (ages 8+) of Northpointe Church. We'll be staying at Lake Forest Ranch in Macon, MS, just a little over an hour from the church. Our speaker will be Billy Dempsey, minister of congregational care at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. 


Cost: $35.00

This includes the overnight stay, dinner Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and the use of ranch facilities. 

Saturday Only: $15.00

This includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and the use of ranch facilities.

Please register online by October 16. Submit a separate form for each person. Make payments by cash or check and leave in the lockbox on the wall in the church foyer. Make checks payable to Northpointe or put cash in an envelope with your name. 



  • Dinner on Friday at 6:30pm
  • Session #1
  • Bonfire until 11pm


  • Breakfast
  • Session #2
  • Free time to enjoy the ranch facilities (ping-pong tables, carpet ball, indoor & outdoor basketball courts, beach volleyball court, tennis courts, gaga ball, disc golf course, kayaks, john boats, amphitheater and fishing —no license required)
  • Lunch
  • Session #3


  • Our group will stay in a youth cabin with a bathroom including two showers, two toilets, and two sinks, which divides the cabin in half with 5 bunks and 1 queen-size bed on each side
  • Please bring sheets for a single bed, pillow, blanket or sleeping bag, towel, and necessary toiletries


Billy Dempsey was born in Byhalia, MS and educated at Lambuth College, Jackson, Tennessee, and Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, where he graduated in 1977. After teaching English and Spanish at Clarksdale High School, Billy entered Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson in June 1980.

In 1985, the Presbytery of the Mississippi Valley called him to serve as RUF Campus Minister at Belhaven University. In 1992, Missouri Presbytery called him to bring RUF’s ministry to the University of Missouri. Billy left campus ministry for the pastorate in 1997, serving churches in Missouri and Alabama before returning to First Presbyterian Church in September 2011.

He and his wife, Debbie, were married on July 3, 1975. They have three children and four grandchildren. Billy is an avid reader of history, biography, and theology, a hiker and camper, and an amateur sailor.

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