Lake Sinclair, Georgia Catfish Camp
West & Key Families
About This Camp
It was through Brandon Key that 30-30 Ministries got to know the Key and West families. Brandon was a former 30-30 Ministries’ camper who lost his life on Sept. 20, 2015 in a UTV accident. After the accident, both families shared how much Brandon enjoyed his experience with 30-30 Ministries, which was the driving force behind the first-ever Brandon Key Catfishing Tournament fundraiser in 2016. Today, this annual tournament in June draws 100 boats and continues to celebrate Brandon’s life while raising funds for 30-30 Ministries.
Being campers at a Dooly County Deer Camp the weekend of Nov. 17-19, 2017 allowed Jonathon and Kelley West to witness firsthand the impacts that 30-30 Ministries can have on a child. While they were driving home with their daughter Georgia, the 11-year-old asked her daddy to stop so that he could buy her a Bible. Jonathan and Kelley were hooked on 30-30 Ministries from that moment forward and attended several more Camps before they started cooking at Camps and ramping up financial support through the Brandon Key tournament.
Meanwhile, Jamie and Christie Key, Brandon’s parents, built a six-room lodge on Lake Sinclair in Crooked Creek on the same property where Brandon spent many days and nights catfishing. On the weekend of May 13-15, 2022, the West and Key families came together to host the first-ever 30-30 Ministries’ Lake Sinclair Catfish Camp that has allowed them to use the tragic event of losing Brandon way too soon as means for the Gospel to go out.
Troy & Shannon Davis
Troy and Shannon Davis, of Cochran, saw their first-ever 30-30 Ministries’ Camp the weekend of Nov. 21-23, 2014 in Morgan County. From that Deer Camp, Troy would go on to serve in Camps, mostly in the role of a devotional leader. Shannon was always at his side for support.
The weekend of Oct. 8-10, 2021 would mark the first time Troy and Shannon would come together as Camp Managers when they facilitated the Dooly County Deer Camp with hosts Harmony Baptist Church and Redhawk Planation. They have since managed several other Camps and always have a heart to travel to new Camps and encourage them.
Troy and Shannon were married Feb. 14, 2011. Troy said he thought he was saved his whole life but now looks back and believes it wasn’t until he was in a drug rehabilitation center in 2014 when he surrendered his life to Jesus. Similarly, Shannon made a decision at an early age but says it wasn’t until 2011 when she dedicated her life to Christ. Troy is the pastor at Christian Friends Baptist Church in Hawkinsville.