Inspirational Speakers

We search high and low for the best, most inspirational speakers to relate to campers and cover the biggest, most important topics, like salvation, dedication and service. Check out this year’s speakers:

 

Brian Baker

June 23 - June 27, 2019

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Brian Baker Bio

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Shawn-Naylor

Shawn Naylor

June 30 - July 6, 2019

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Shawn Naylor Bio

Over the past 10 years I continue to be a passionate, relational voice to youth and young adults. My heart is to help young people realize that there is hope and the future is full of light and life (despite life’s imperfections). Young people are not only unique, but they are divinely called by God to achieve great things for His glory. I find purpose in bridging the gap of understanding between the young and old(er). God has commissioned me to reveal Gospel truths that challenge the thinking and actions of youths, young adults and adults alike. My calling was revealed to me at the tender age of eight years old. Simply put, I am mandated to be a mouthpiece for God, to both the church and unchurched. This all has been made available to me by the redemptive power found in Jesus Christ, and his completed work on the cross.

Joseph Peterson

July 7 - July 13, 2019

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Joseph Peterson Bio

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Chris-Goeppner

Chris Goeppner

July 14 - July 20, 2019

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Chris Goeppner Bio

Chris Goeppner (pronounced Gep-ner) attended Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida and Word of Life Bible Institute in New York. He responded to the call of Jesus to leave his community of 20 years in South Florida to launch Riverbank Church in 2010. He and his beautiful bride, Penny have been married since 1999. In 2008, the Goeppner’s adopted their two sons, Roman and Jadon, from Siberia. Pastor Chris is a sports fanatic, a coffee connoisseur, and a self-proclaimed “beach bum”. He enjoys most flavors of music, fun days with the family, and calling New England “home”.

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Ray Pritchard

July 21 - July 27, 2019

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Ray Pritchard Bio

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.

Jason-Perkins

Jason Perkins

July 28 - August 3, 2019

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Jason Perkins Bio

Jason is passionate about God, family, the Church and leadership. His objective in life, is to be able to stand before his Creator and hear Him say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’. Jason developed the mission of the Word of Life Family Campground, while providing vision and leadership to help the wonderful team of people that serve our guests each summer, to accomplish our mission.

Jay Sanders

August 11 - August 17, 2019

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Jay Sanders Bio

Jay Sanders is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ.
He was originally born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, and adopted into a family of five from a drug abusing mother. Life began for Jay when he accepted Christ as Savior at the age of seven. He fell in love with the scriptures and vocational ministry after studying two years at Word of Life Bible Institute and acquiring a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies at Liberty University. In addition to his itinerate ministry, he serves as the Next Generation Pastor at Centerpoint church in Valrico, FL.