Summer Speakers

Tim Kimmel

Tim Kimmel

Homeschool Week (Graduation/Book Swap/Break out Sessions)

June 18 - June 24, 2023

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Dr. Tim Kimmel

Dr. Tim Kimmel loves when churches and families are healthy and strong. He loves it even more when they work as a team. Tim is the founder and Executive Director of Grace Based Families, whose goal is to see families transformed by God’s grace into instruments of reformation and restoration.

Tim develops resources for families and churches and conducts conferences across the country on the unique pressures that confront today’s families. Not only is Tim a well-known speaker, he has authored many books including: Grace Based Parenting and, most recently, Connecting Church and Home and Grace Filled Marriage. Tim and Darcy count their role as parents and grandparents as one of their greatest joys. God has blessed them with four children, their spouses, and a growing flock of grandkids.

HB Charles

HB Charles

June 25 - July 1, 2023

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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.

Todd Adams

Todd Adams

July 2 - July 8, 2023

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TODD ADAMS

Pastor Todd, as the senior pastor of Faith Baptist Church, has been given the incredible privilege and responsibility to preach and teach God’s Word. He takes this calling very seriously, and desires to serve God with the utmost integrity and honor. As Pastor, his desire is to see you grow and develop in your walk with Christ.

Pastor Todd has a Graduate Degree in Theology, a BA in Ministry, and is currently working towards a MA in Pastoral Theology.  He has also taken extensive training in Biblical Counseling.  Pastor Todd has a passion to reach people locally and globally. Having lived most of his life in England, he has been afforded the opportunity to do an array of “mission’s work” in Europe.  God has allowed him the privilege of serving Him full time in ministry for over 25 years. 

Pastor Todd and his wife Angela have two sons and a loveable pit bull who completes the Adams household.

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Richard Blackaby

Richard Blackaby

July 9 - July 15, 2023

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RICHARD BLACKABY

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.

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Ray Pritchard

Ray Pritchard

July 16 - July 22, 2023

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RAY PRITCHARD

Dr. Ray Pritchard serves as president of Keep Believing Ministries. He ministers extensively across the US and in South Korea, Ukraine, Uganda, Kenya, China, and the Philippines. He has written 31 books, including Stealth Attack, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, and An Anchor for the Soul. He is a co-host of Today’s Issues on American Family Radio. He has been married to Marlene for 46 years. They have three sons (all married) and ten grandchildren.

Dr. Pritchard’s hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War. He hit the 50,000-mile mark on his bike riding in 2020.

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Erwin Lutzer

Erwin Lutzer

July 23 - July 29, 2023

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Erwin Lutzer

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.

Joseph Stowell

Joseph Stowell

July 30 - August 5, 2023

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Dr. Joseph Stowell

Joe Stowell has held pastorates in the midwest before serving as President of Moody Bible Institute and most recently as President of Cornerstone University. He is an author, an international conference speaker and serves on the boards of ELIC and CURE Intl. He and his wife Martie enjoy the friendship of three children and ten grandchildren.

Corey Abney

Corey Abney

August 6 - August 12, 2023

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COREY ABNEY

Dr. Corey Abney serves as the lead pastor at Bell Shoals Church, a congregation with over 6,000 members and 5 campuses in Tampa, Florida. He also serves on the board of trustees at Cedarville University and previously served on the board of governors at Gateway Seminary in Los Angeles, California. He is a published author and conference speaker, but remains most passionate about local church ministry, church planting, and international missions. Dr. Abney is a graduate of Cedarville University (B.A) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div, Ph.D). He is married to Christina and they have four children.

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John Barnett

John Barnett

August 13 - August 18, 2023

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John Barnett

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.

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