Our History

Camp Aurora is part of the NGL Network. Since 1976, under the vision and leadership of Rev. Fred Bishop, men have experienced the power of God through No Greater Love – a ministry of adventurous outreach and evangelism in countless locations, but most notably at the New Orleans Mardi Gras, Indianapolis 500, and Kentucky Derby. In 2013 Rev. Bishop retired from his direct leadership of the Mardi Gras ministry and, in keeping with NGL’s commitment to 2 Timothy 2:2, he “put the Gospel in the hands of faithful men” in order to continue this ministry in new directions with solid foundations.

NGL veteran Rev. Mark Jordan was one of the men called upon to recruit a leadership team of men who have a heart for discipling other men through the eye opening experience of sharing Christ in the middle of one raucous party. Our name was inspired in part by our incredible host site, Aurora United Methodist Church, but also through the meaning of the word “aurora.” It’s connected with new dawn, and an electrical phenomenon of light. That dawn and light is part of what this ministry continues to stand for – both for the people we reach on the streets with the message of Jesus Christ, and for the men sent home with a new power and passion filling their hearts.