"I am very proud and honored to be a member of the Regional Church Office Staff. Since 1949, when camp Christian came into being, there have only been three superintendents: Magnus Ezerens, Steve Taylor, and I. Thanks to all the disciples in Ohio for giving me the opportunity to serve as your Camp Christian superintendent. Camp Happens!"  

James Allen Channell Lieutenant Commander United States Navy (Retired)
BUT, you can call me AL
Camp Christian Superintendent

Start date at Christian Church in Ohio
March 1, 1998

*General Camp Christian Office Hours:
Live, work, eat, drink, breathe, and sleep Camp Christian (basically not 9 to 5)
Scheduled days off: Thursday & Sunday

Regional Church Office Responsibilities:
Superintendent, Camp Christian.
I am responsible for everything at Camp Christian that does not involve food services and programming. Actually, I'm a very busy man.


     I was raised in Kettering, Ohio. I have a lovely wife of 34 years (Donna), a wonderful son of 32 years (Brian), a marvelous son of 19 years (Billy), a totally awesome daughter of 11 years (Emily), a not-seen-enough grand-daughter of 5 years (Zoey), 4 dogs (Buddy, Blue, Gracie, & Lucy), and 5 cats (Boots, Skitty, Cutie-Pie, Buttercup, & Captain Jeter). I've proudly served on the Union County Board of Health since 2001 and am currently its President. Hobbies include fishing and bird watching.


     I was graduated from Kettering Fairmont East High School in 1969. Nine days later I was in Navy Boot Camp at Great Lakes, Illinois. 23 years and some change after that, I ended up retired from a wonderful adventure wondering what I was going to do with the rest of my life. I worked for Meijer, and as a sports official, for a couple years until I got a job at a new Lowe's store in the Dayton area. I was an Assistant Store Manager there when I received the call to come live, work, eat, drink, breathe, and sleep Camp Christian.


*General Office Hours are defined as the regularly scheduled hours Regional Staff is in their office. Hours are subject to change.

Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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6654 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 555-7856