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:

 

Mike Steltz – Mustang Mike

June 21 - June 27, 2020

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Mike and his wife Kortni met at Word of Life and are both proud graduates of the Bible Institute. Mike currently serves as the Assistant Director of The Ranch & The Wild and loves middle school ministry.  When he isn’t catching bandits at the Ranch, he and Kortni love traveling and experiencing new cultures (and food!) around the world and here in the U.S. They also spend a lot of time hiking, swimming, exploring, and camping in the Adirondacks!

Jonathan-Stansel

Jonathan Stansel – Deputy T-Bear

June 28 - July 4, 2020

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Jonathan “T-Bear” Stansel serves as the Pastor of Children’s Ministry at Open Door Baptist Church. He joined the ministry at Open Door in 2004 and previously served 10 years at Word of Life Fellowship in Schroon Lake, NY, where he earned his nickname.

Tim-Patterson

Tim Patterson – Chief Straight Arrow

July 5 - July 11, 2020

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Chief Straight Arrow (Tim Patterson) has been a favorite Bible teacher here at The Ranch for many years. As graduates of the Word of Life Bible Institute, he and his wife, Deb, have also served in travelling and pastoral ministry with Child Evangelism Fellowship and at their church in New Hampshire.

Jonathan-Nazigian

Jonathan Nazigian – Marshal Jon

July 12 - July 18, 2020

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Jonathan Nazigian has been Camp Director at The Ranch and The Wild since 2007. Aside from keeping the Ranch safe from those pesky bandits, he enjoys studying and communicating God’s Word, hiking and sports, and spending time with is wife and 3 boys. 

Tim-Patterson

Tim Patterson – Chief Straight Arrow

July 19 - July 25, 2020

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Chief Straight Arrow (Tim Patterson) has been a favorite Bible teacher here at The Ranch for many years. As graduates of the Word of Life Bible Institute, he and his wife, Deb, have also served in travelling and pastoral ministry with Child Evangelism Fellowship and at their church in New Hampshire.

Kyle Paradise – Kowboy Kyle

July 26 - August 1, 2020

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Kyle Paradis has served as a missionary to South Africa for 5 years and has recently moved back to serve God here in the USA. He will be getting married in May.  Kyle has loved coming to the Ranch since 1999 as a camper and is super excited to share God’s Word with the Ranchers!

Sam Gottschall – Sam Francisco

August 2 - August 8, 2020

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Sam is a 2012 graduate of the Word of Life Bible Institute and has served over 12 years in various roles at The Ranch. He enjoys music and working with children. He and his wife, Elyse, live in New Jersey.

Dan Webster – Sheriff Hoss

August 9 - August 14, 2020

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Daniel and Joni met at the Word of Life Bible Institute in 1999 and have been married for 17 years. They have 3 kids, Gracie, Dean, and Nick.  Daniel has served as Youth Pastor for 12 years and is now Associate Pastor at Harvest Baptist Church in Burlington NC.