Joint Press Release Between the Evansville Rescue Mission and Greener Pastures Ministries


The Evansville Rescue Mission is pleased to announce that it has sold Camp Reveal, which is located at 1040 East Boonville-New Harmony Road, to Greener Pastures Ministries. The sale became final on September 12, 2023, and the deal has closed.

Greener Pastures Ministries is a local ministry and was founded by Kevin and Shawna BiKner. It is the intention of Greener Pastures Ministries to the legacy of Camp Reveal and to continue to offer many of the programs that have previously been offered by the Evansville Rescue Mission, while also expanding its ministry outreach in the future.

According to Evansville Rescue Mission President / CEO, Tracy Gorman, “The Evansville Rescue Mission Board of Directors and I could not be more pleased with the outcome of this sale. It was our goal throughout the entire process to find a buyer that would carry on the good work that

our founder, Dr. Ernest “Pappy” Reveal began 96 years ago. We believe Greener Pastures Ministries will be incredible stewards of the beautiful legacy of Camp Reveal, and we’re very excited that those 105 acres will continue to be used as much as they have been for nearly a century under the leadership of the ERM. We wish Kevin and Shawna BiKner, and their family, all the best as they carry the baton of Camp Reveal.” Hahn Kiefer Real Estate Services brokered the transaction.

The new owners are excited to be moving forward with Camp Reveal. According to Shawna BiKner, “We are humbled that God would entrust us with the stewardship of this amazing property that has been the site of life change for tens of thousands of people since 1927. We are excited to expand our current Summer Day Camp program and additional youth programs; to offer the facility to the community in various rental forms, and to partner with local supporters to help us revitalize the inner-city youth camping programs.”

For more information, please contact Shawna BiKner at

The Evansville Rescue Mission will not be commenting further on the sale. We’re just extremely excited for the BiKners to begin to share their vision for the property.