Truett Conference Center & Camp History
Truett Conference Center & Camp is founded on the boyhood property of George W. Truett, one of the most famous Southern Baptist pastors of the early 1900s.
It’s first summer camps offered were Boys Camp and Girls Camp in 1953 and 1954, respectively. The camp has always focused on Biblical values, outdoor adventure, and strong community.
Upon this strong foundation and rich history Truett has been built up thanks to God’s providence. Today, the camp is open year round for programmed events, Baptist training events, and rental groups. Come experience it for yourself and become part of Truett Nation, where everyone can Revive, Refresh, and Renew.
About George W. Truett
The video below will guide you through the highlights of George W. Truett’s remarkable life.
We have a modest museum on proprety dedicated to Dr. George W. Truett in the home he grew up in.
Please call the camp office if interested in visiting.
Listen to George W. Truett’s Sermons Below
The six sermons below were delivered by George W. Truett during 1941-1943, while he was pastor of First Baptist Dallas.
A huge thank you to Baylor University for giving us access to these sermons. You can find the full collection of his sermons on their website using the link below.
I Am Ready (Acts 9)
Dr. Truett shares from Acts 9, in which Saul is encountered by Jesus on his road to Damascus. George W. Truett encourages all of us to respond as Paul did, to boldly share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As Paul shows, we are to be ready to be of service to the Lord wherever, however, and no matter the cost. We should be willing to endure any sort of toils, labors, and difficulties for the sake of the dynamic, transforming Gosepl that turned a vengeful Saul into a faithful Paul.
It is Expedient for You that I go Away (John 16)
Dr. Truett shares from John 16, in which Jesus warns His disciples that He is going away, but that He will send them the Helper. George W. Truett marvels that we have something even better than Jesus walking alongside us. Every believer has ready access at all times to the Holy Spirit who empowers us to do His work.
Go and Do Thou Likewise (Luke 10:37)
Building off the parable of the Good Samaritan, Dr. Truett exhorts his congregation to see and respond to the needs of those around them. He encourages us all to become champions of the unfortunate, that to act of sympathy is a crucial Christian characteristic.
Go Bravely On-I will Not Fail Thee (Joshua 1)
Joshua faces the enormous task of leading Israel into the Promised Land following the passing of Moses. The Lord encourages Joshua to be brave because He will be with him. This promise is applicable for us and we can captalize on it by giving God primacy in our lives no matter what He has called us to do. We can bravely put our hands to the work before us and trust in Christ for victory.
Winning Souls for Christ (Proverbs 11:30)
Dr. Truett encourages us all to share the Gosepl with a sense of urgency, for a wise man is alert to the eternal condition of the souls of those around him, and swift to act. This message was delivered at a time when many in his congregation were sending, or about to send, their young men into WWII service.
Christ's Standard for Real Greatness (Matthew 20)
With many schools in the area having recently held graduations, Dr. Truett takes the opoprtunity to encourage us all to prepare to live a life of greatness. As Christians, this standard is achieved throughs service, which George W. Truett defines as “doing good to all the people you can in all the ways you can for as long as you can.”
“To know the will of God is the greatest knowledge! To do the will of God is the greatest achievement!”
-George W. Truett-