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:

 
Erick Gil

Erick Gil

June 25 - July 1, 2023

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Eric Gil

Erick is originally from the beautiful country of the Dominican Republic, where he lived for most of his life. He is passionate about the gospel and seeing people coming to know Jesus as their Savior. As a Student Pastor, he loves to build relationships with students and help them take their faith in Jesus Christ more seriously. He currently serves as the Student Ministry Pastor at Maranatha Bible Church in Akron, Ohio. Erick is married to the love of his life, Jenny, and they have two daughters, Emerson and Elessi. He is an alumni of Word of Life Bible Institute and Trinity Baptist College. He holds an M. Div. in Biblical Studies from Liberty University.

Kris Stout

Kris Stout

July 2 - July 8, 2023

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Kris graduated from the Word of Life Bible Institute, attending campuses in both New York and Argentina.  He and his wife Debbie began the Word of Life ministry in France in 1999, where they served for over 10 years before being asked to return to the United States and serve in the home office as Vice President of the International Ministries division.  In this role, he oversees more than 1,300 missionaries in 68 countries.  Married for 20 years, Kris and Debbie have three children.  They currently reside in Schroon Lake, New York.

Jay Sanders

Jay Sanders

July 9 - July 15, 2023

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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.

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Luke Peterson

Luke Peterson

July 16 - July 22, 2023

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Luke is the lead pastor of The Capital Church in Columbus, Ohio. It was a love for students that compelled him, with a team of people, to plant a church that is committed to helping more people become more like Jesus in the city of Columbus and on the campus of Ohio State.

Luke and his wife Shaelyn have a son named Brooks and a second child on the way.

JC Groves

JC Groves

July 23 - July 29, 2023

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JC GROVES

JC is married to Kym and they have 6 kids all under 11 years old. JC went to Tennessee Temple University and he has been in full-time ministry for 17 years. The majority of that has been in student ministry, serving in Tennessee, Georgia, and Utah. He was the founding Campus Pastor of Rock Bridge Community Church, Ringgold Campus where he served for 8 years.

Currently, JC is the College and Student pastor at Connection Church in Statesboro GA as well as serving the students at Georgia Southern University. JC is a radio host for Moody Radio in Chattanooga as well as a podcast host that has right at a million downloads. For fun, he is a sports P.A. announcer and professional napper. JC loves WOL Island as a camper and also a worker! He spent the summer of 2000 driving boats and singing in services here on the Island!

JC’s passion is student ministry, from middle school to college students. His desire is to keep you laughing while presenting the truth of the word in a fresh, practical way. JC mission is to glorify God by connecting students from all walks of life to life in Christ.

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Chris Lovell

Chris Lovell

July 30 - August 5, 2023

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Chris Lovell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from LSU-Shreveport while playing college basketball, and earned his Master’s Degree in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris is married to Amanda and they have three children, Paxton, Bowman and Kerrington.

Brian Baker

Brian Baker

August 6 - August 12, 2023

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Brian is the Vice President of the New York Bible Institute and camps for Word of Life. He is passionate about preaching, teaching, and training up the next generation of leaders. Brian speaks frequently at churches, youth camps, conferences, and events all over the country and around the world. He is a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute and has his Master of Divinity from Carolina University. Brian and his wife Lynn have three children: Courtney (married to Zach), Allison, and Corbin.

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Chris Goeppner

Chris Goeppner

August 13 - August 18, 2023

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Chris Goeppner 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 Vermont) in 2010. He and his beautiful bride, Penny, have been married since 1999. In 2008, the Goeppners adopted their two sons, Roman and Jadon, from Siberia.

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