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:


John Collins

June 24 - June 28, 2018

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John Collins Bio

John is the Director of Word of Life Local Church Ministries (LCM). He and his wife Pam have served for over 30 years in several regions in the US: Southern California for 11 years, North East Pennsylvania for 13 years, and as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator for 3 years. John has been serving as the LCM Director since November 2014.


Jason Perkins

July 1 - July 7, 2018

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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.


Shawn Naylor

July 8 - July 14, 2018

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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.


Tom Phillips

July 15 - July 21, 2018

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Tom Phillips Bio

Mr. Tom Phillips graduated from Tennessee Temple with a BS degree and married his college sweetheart, Fay Morison. Tom and Fay began their full time ministry with WOL that summer. Tom and Fay have 3 sons who are married and are in full-time ministry. Tom and Fay have spent over 40 years in the WOL Ministry with assignments as camp director in Tennessee, California, Florida and in New York State. Tom is presently the Director of Music and Ministry Chaplain for the WOL ministry in Schroon Lake, NY. In his 40 years of working with young people through the WOL ministry, Tom has spoken to thousands of students through Youth Camps, Youth Rallies, School Meetings, church meetings and WOL Events.

Steve Bogran

July 22 - July 28, 2018

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Steve Bogran Bio

Steve’s passion is to help this generation live out God’s word and reach people for Christ.
His specialties include: Preaching in churches, youth groups, youth group retreats, schools, middle school and high school camps, college groups, concerts and teaching in bible class and seminars, and discipleship.


Joe Zilinski

July 29 - August 4, 2018

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Joe Zilinski Bio

Speaker bio coming soon

Mark Strout

August 5 - August 11, 2018

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Mark Strout Bio

I attended the Bible Insitute in New York in 1981-82.  It was an incredible year that lit a fire in my heart for the Word of God which has never died out.  I then returned to Quebec, married my high school sweetheart, and we stepped right into full-time ministry in Christian media production combined with a part-time youth pastoral position in our local church.  Over the subsequent years, I increasingly desired to see a Bible Institute program be made available to French youth in Quebec.  In 1994, God opened the door for that to take place and I joined a small team that launched the first French WOLBI anywhere in the world.  It was a joy to lead that program for the next 15 years, watching it grow from 8 to over 40 students.  In 2009, the Lord led us to relocate to Schroon Lake to serve where God had done a great work in my own heart all those years ago.  I have no problem being passionate about the BI because of the impact it had in my own life!

Kyle Gray

August 12 - August 18, 2018

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Kyle Gray Bio

I was raised in a pastors home so I heard the Gospel from a very young age. I remember being in the car with my dad and asking him how could I have Jesus in my heart like my older brother. That day he walked me back through the beautiful truth of how Christ died in my place to pay for my sins. And that He rose again to prove He had defeated death and the grave. HE told me that by grace through faith I could have a personal relationship with Christ.