Phil Tuttle & Steve Ham
June 21 - June 27, 2020Register Now
Steve Ham is the senior pastor at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Cincinnati. He holds a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a certified biblical counselor. Steve has also authored various books and articles on theology, apologetics, counseling and evangelism. Steve is married to Trish and has two adult children. He is passionate about the supremacy of Christ and the sufficiency of Scripture.
Phil Tuttle is the President and CEO of Walk Thru the Bible where he shares God’s Word in churches, Bible conferences, Christian education conventions, and corporate gatherings. Phil received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education and Bible from Wheaton College and his Master of Theology degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author of Raise Up a Child and Crucible: The Choices that Change Your Life Forever. Phil also serves as one of the teaching pastors in his home church, The Bridge, in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Phil and his wife, Ellen, have two grown children.
Joel Rosenberg & George Murray
June 28 - July 4, 2020Register Now
New York Times best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction books about the Middle East with nearly five million copies in print. Readers of his books include Vice President Mike Pence, former President George W. Bush, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former CIA Director Porter Goss. Has led Delegations of Evangelical Christian Leaders to Israel, Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. President and CEO of November Communications, Inc. Chairman and Co-Founder of The Joshua Fund, a non-profit educational and humanitarian relief organization that assists and encourages Christians in Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq. Full bio: http://www.joelrosenberg.com/about-joel/
George W. Murray
Dr. George W. Murray is the former President (222 (2007– 2007) and Chancellor 2017) of Columbia International University (CIU) in Columbia, South Carolina. He currently travels the world, preaching and teaching the Word of God, and providing spiritual and organizational consultation services for churches, para church organizations, and individuals. Prior to his educational leadership role at CIU, Dr. Murray years (1983served for seventeen 2000) as the President of two international missionary agencies: The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) and the Bible Christian Union (BCU), which merged with TEAM in 1994. From 19711983, George and Annette, and their fa planters in the spiritually needy country of Italy. mily were pioneer church A graduate of CIU (B.A., 1967; M.A., 1981) and Trinity International University (D.Miss, 1995), Murray is an experienced missionary, teacher, preacher, writer and evangelist. He has ministered all across the United States of America and in 78 other countries. Annette Brice Murray is a graduate of Columbia International University (B.A., 1969) and Biblical Theological Seminary (M.A. Theology/Counseling, 1994), and is a licensed professional counselor. The Murray have four married children, six grandsons, one granddaughter, and two step- grandsons.
Robert Morgan & Kerby Anderson
July 5 - July 11, 2020Register Now
Rob Morgan is the pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served for over 30 years. He is a best-selling and Gold-Medallion winning writer with over 20 books in print. He is also a staff writer for Dr. David Jeremiah and Turning Points Magazine, and has many articles published in other leading Christian periodicals. Rob has appeared on numerous national television and radio shows and has a wide-ranging Bible teaching ministry. He and his wife Katrina have three daughters and ten grandchildren.
J. Kerby Anderson
Kerby Anderson currently serves as the President of Probe Ministries. He holds masters degrees from Yale University (science) and Georgetown University (government).He also serves as a visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and has spoken on dozens of university campuses including University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Colorado and University of Texas.
He is the author of thirteen books including Signs of Warning, Signs of Hope, Moral Dilemmas, Christian Ethics in Plain Language, A Biblical Point of View on Islam, A Biblical Point of View on Homosexuality, A Biblical Point of View on Intelligent Design, A Biblical Point of View on Spiritual Warfare, and Managing Your Money in Tough Times. He is also the editor of many books including: Marriage, Family, & Sexuality and Technology, Spirituality, & Social Trends.
He is the host of “Point of View” radio talk show (USA Radio Network) and regular guest on “Prime Time America” (Moody Broadcasting Network) and “Fire Away” (American Family Radio). He has appeared or numerous radio and TV talk shows including the “MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour,” “Focus on the Family,” “Beverly LaHaye Live,” and “The 700 Club.”
He produces a daily syndicated radio commentary and writes editorials that have appeared in the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, the San Jose Mercury, and the Houston Post. His radio commentaries have been syndicated by International Media Services, United Press International, American Family Radio, Moody Radio, and the USA Radio Network.
Kerby is married and the father of three grown children. He and his wife Susanne reside in Plano, Texas.
Ramesh Richard & Richard Blackaby
July 12 - July 18, 2020Register Now
Professor of Global Theological Engagement and Pastoral Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary
In addition to more than thirty years of faculty service, Dr. Richard is founder and president of Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Health (RREACH), a global proclamation ministry that seeks to evangelize leaders and strengthen pastors primarily of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He has ministered in over 100 countries, speaking to wide-ranging audiences, from pastors in rural areas to heads of state. In partnership with DTS, RREACH launched the Global Proclamation Academy to equip influential young pastors from all over the world. Dr. Richard is also the founder of Trainers of Pastors International Coalition (TOPIC) and the general convener of the 2016 Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers. He and his wife, Bonnie, have three grown children and three grandchildren.
Richard is the president of Blackaby Ministries International and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He travels internationally speaking on spiritual leadership in the home, church, and marketplace as well as on spiritual awakening, experiencing God, and the Christian life. Richard regularly ministers to Christian CEOs, church, and family leaders. He served as a senior pastor and seminary president, and has written or co-authored thirty-five books. Richard has been married to Lisa for 35 years and has three grown children and four grandsons.
Erwin Lutzer & Steven Ger
July 19 - July 25, 2020Register Now
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years. A clear expositor of the Bible, Dr. Lutzer is the featured speaker on three radio programs that are heard on more than 1,000 outlets in the United States and around the world. Dr. Lutzer is also an award-winning author of numerous books including Christian Bookseller’s Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally. He also leads tours to Israel and the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe. Dr. Lutzer and his wife, Rebecca have three grown children and eight grandchildren.
Steven Ger grew up in a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York and Aberdeen, New Jersey, where he was educated in both church and synagogue due to his distinctive heritage as a Jewish Christian. He is the founder and director of Sojourner Ministries, an organization dedicated to Exploring the Jewish Heart of Christianity. The name of the ministry is derived from the Hebrew meaning of Mr. Ger’s surname. In Hebrew, the word “ger” means sojourner or wanderer. This particular “wandering” Jew’s faith journey has led him to the conviction that Jesus is the Messiah who was foretold in the Hebrew Scriptures.
Steven’s first book, the commentary The Book of Acts: Witnesses to the World was released in 2005. This was followed byThe Popular Bible Prophecy Commentary (co-author 2007, re-released in 2011 as Exploring Bible Prophesy from Genesis to Revelation) and the commentary, The Book of Hebrews: Christ is Greater (2009). His latest release is the audiobook, From the Ten Commandments to Gods and Kings: The Biblical Moses that Hollywood Forgot (2015). He also a contributing author to the books The Gathering Storm (2005), The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy (2006), and Zondervan King James Version Commentary: Old Testament (2010).
Mr. Ger is the former host of the North Texas weekly radio show, The Jewish Heart of Christianity, and is uniquely equipped to comment on Israel, Judaism, and the Church. He has appeared as a guest expert on both radio and television. He is also the host of an hour-long teaching video, The Unleavened Messiah: A Portrait of Christ in the Passover, showing how Christ’s reinterpretation of the Passover meal instituted the celebration of communion and announced a new era in human history. Television audiences and church congregations alike have enjoyed Steven’s leading in invigorating, contemporary Messianic worship. He is also an accomplished singer, pianist and songwriter whose composition, Jeremiah 31, was recorded by the Liberated Wailing Wall on their album, He Will Return.
Mr. Ger has led 16 tours to Israel with extensions to Egypt, Greece, Jordan, Turkey and Germany. He is an adjunct professor of Jewish Studies at Criswell College, and has lectured at Dallas Theological Seminary and taught at Tyndale Seminary. He served for seven years as Director of Worship and Christian Education within the local church and another seven years as Worship Leader at Messianic congregation Adat Shalom. Steven currently serves as Senior Pastor at Messianic congregation Beth Sar Shalom in Plano, Texas.
He earned a BA in psychology and interpersonal communications from Trenton State College (The College of New Jersey) and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Mr. Ger lives in the Dallas area with his wife, Adria, and their son, Jonathan Gabriel.
Ray Pritchard & Ron Moore
July 26 - August 1, 2020Register Now
Dr. Ray Pritchard serves as president of Keep Believing Ministries. He has ministered extensively overseas in China, Bolivia, Columbia, Paraguay, Belize, Haiti, Nigeria, Switzerland, Russia, India, Nepal, and South Korea. He is a frequent conference speaker and guest on Christian radio and television talk shows. He has written 31 books, including Stealth Attack, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul, The Incredible Journey of Faith, The ABCs of Wisdom, Leadership Lessons of Jesus (with Bob Briner), Why Did This Happen to Me?, and Credo: Believing in Something to Die For.
He is a co-host of Today’s Issues on American Family Radio.
For 26 years he pastored churches in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Chicago. Most recently he pastored Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, IL for sixteen years. He is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.) and Talbot School of Theology (D.Min.). He has been married to Marlene for 43 years. They have three sons (Josh, Mark, and Nick). Josh and Leah were married in July 2006 and have two children, Knox and Violet. Mark and Vanessa were married in July 2007 and have three children, Eli, Penny, and Zoe. Nick and Sarah were married in July 2014 and have two children, Hannah and Joshua.
Dr. Pritchard’s hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
For the past 25 years, Ron has served as Senior Pastor at The Bible Chapel in Pennsylvania. He earned a Master of Theology (Th.M.) and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, where his doctoral work focused on marriage enrichment. He also holds a master’s degree in education from Texas A&M at Commerce. Ron has written several books including Journey through the Bible, Journey through the Psalms, Journey through the Gospels, and Ignite.
Crawford Loritts & Chris Katulka
August 2 - August 8, 2020Register Now
Dr. Crawford Loritts is the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia. He has traveled throughout the world preaching in churches, evangelistic outreaches, conferences, in colleges and seminaries. He has also been the featured speaker at Super Bowls, NCAA Final Four chapel, and the Pentagon with senior military officers. He is an author and radio host. Pastor Crawford and his wife Karen are featured speakers at Family Life marriage conference and are co-authors of Developing Character in Your Child. They have four adult children and eleven grandchildren.
Chris Katulka, is the Assistant Director of North American Ministries at The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. He’s radio host and Bible teacher for The Friends of Israel Today broadcast, which can be heard on more than 500 stations in the United States and Canada (foiradio.org). Chris also serves as an editorial writer and contributor for Israel My Glory magazine. In addition, he has led multiple tours to Israel and is an in-demand Bible conference speaker. Chris teaches annually at the Word of Life Bible Institute.
After graduating from the Institute of Jewish Studies in 2001, he received his B.S. in Bible from Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University), and a Masters of Theology in Old Testament studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Chris lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife Karen and their 4 children, Olive, Cohen, Preston, and Levi.
John Barnett & H.B. Charles
August 9 - August 14, 2020Register Now
John Samuel Barnett has been teaching the Word of God for over 30 years. He has served congregations in the East, and the West, before coming to the precious saints at Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2008. Since 1978, John has led dozens of study tours, retreats, travels, and pilgrimages with over 1,500 participants, and taught on site in 21 countries and on five continents. He has also served on the faculty of the Master’s College & Seminary. John was an Associate Pastor to Dr. John MacArthur at Grace Community Church for five years overseeing the Shepherding Ministries. During graduate school, John served as the Assistant Dean of Men at Bob Jones University for five years. John shares his life with his beloved wife, Bonnie.
H.B. Charles, Jr.
H.B. Charles is the pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida. He succeeded his father as Pastor of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California at the age of 17. He pastored there until 2008 when he began his ministry in Jacksonville. Pastor Charles and his wife, Crystal, have three children.
Fall & Spring Retreats
Seeing relationships with the Lord deepen throughout the week is the most important thing for Word of Life. That’s why we find the most inspirational speakers to guide daily sessions, share biblical truths and create opportunities to deepen your faith.
Each week we provide a concert for entertainment and excitement. Tickets for your whole family is included in the price of your registration.
The Pines Week 1 2020
June, 21 - June, 27 2020
The Pines Week 2 2020
June, 28 - July, 4 2020
The Pines Week 3 2020
July, 5 - July, 11 2020
The Pines Week 4 2020
July, 12 - July, 18 2020
The Pines Week 5 2020
July, 19 - July, 25 2020
The Pines Week 6 2020
July, 26 - August, 1 2020
The Pines Week 7 2020
August, 2 - August, 8 2020
The Pines Week 8 2020
August, 9 - August, 14 2020