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SUMMER SEASON

2017 SPEAKERS


Week 1: June 24 - July 1

Dr. Tony Evans & Dr. Rex Keener

As a well-known pastor, teacher, author and speaker, Dr. Tony Evans has devoted his life and ministry to presenting biblical truth and its uncompromising application to the whole of life. He, along with his wife, Lois, established Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in 1976 with only ten people in their home and has served as the Senior Pastor for the last 40 years. Dr. Evans also serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on nearly 1,200 outlets daily throughout the United States and in more than 130 countries.


Dr. Rex Keener is the Senior and Founding Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church. He graduated from Carson-Newman after four years and headed on to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. After completing the Master of Divinity program in 1985, Rex was offered a full-time job as a coordinator of counseling and follow-up with the Billy Graham Team. He worked with the team for six years before going back to Southern Seminary and completing his Doctorate of Ministry in 1994. During his time in college and seminary, God gave him the vision to plant a church. In 1993, after the Holy Spirit confirming that the timing was correct and New York’s Capital Region was the place, Rex, Debbie, and four other couples launched Grace Fellowship Church.

Seminar Speaker: Dr. Carol Kaminski

Sports Emphasis: Tennis with Dave Schultz


Week 2: July 1 - 8

Dr. Charles Zimmerman

A gifted communicator, Charles serves as the teaching pastor at Calvary Church in Souderton, Pennsylvania.

Seminar Speaker: Dr. Todd Williams

Sports Emphasis: Football with Clayton Kendrick-Holmes, Karl Swanke, and Danny O'Rourke


Week 3: July 8 - 15

Rev. Colin Smith

Colin Smith is Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church and teacher of the daily radio program Unlocking the Bible. With an audience of nearly 100,000, the program is now heard on more than 100 radio stations, via podcast and smartphone apps, and on the internet.

Seminar Speaker: Dr. Dennis Hollinger

Sports Emphasis: Soccer with John Andrulis and Donn Truax


Week 4: July 15 - 22

Dr. Crawford Loritts & Dr. Jim Samra

Dr. Crawford Loritts is the Senior Pastor for Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA. Crawford has written 8 books including the newly released, Unshaken. Crawford has a Doctor of Divinity from Biola University, a Doctor of Sacred Theology from Cairn University, a Doctor of Divinity from Moody Bible Institute, a Doctor of Letters from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Divinity from Columbia International University. He holds several board positions including CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ). He is a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Crawford is the host of two national radio programs, the weekend program Living a Legacy, and the daily program Legacy Moments.


Dr. Jim Samra holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Theology in New Testament and Pastoral Ministries from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament from the University of Oxford in England. He has the privilege to serve as the Senior Pastor of Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan where his main responsibility is to lead others in worship of God.

Seminar Speaker: Dr. Steven Sanchez

Sports Emphasis: Basketball with Bay Forrest, Jon Baldwin, and Joe Odhiambo


Week 5: July 22 - 29: SOLD OUT

Dr. Ravi Zacharias & Dr. Abdu Murray

Dr. Ravi Zacharias is the founder and president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) . He received his Master of Divinity from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. Well-versed in the disciplines of comparative religions, cults, and philosophy, he held the chair of Evangelism and Contemporary Thought at Alliance Theological Seminary for three and a half years.


Dr. Abdu Murray is the North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and is the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim who studied the Qur’an and Islam. After a nine year investigation into the historical, philosophical, and scientific underpinnings of the major world religions and views, Abdu discovered that the historic Christian faith alone can answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart.

Seminar Speakers: Dr. Martin Sanders and Ty King

Sports Emphasis: Floor Hockey with Matt Berner and Troy Loney


Week 6: July 29 - August 5

Dr. Lon Solomon

Dr. Lon Solomon is the senior pastor of Mclean Bible Church. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Chemistry. At Johns Hopkins University, he received a Masters Degree in Near Eastern Studies, and later on he completed his Doctorate of Divinity degree at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

Seminar Speaker: Dr. Stuart McAllister

Sports Emphasis: Baseball with Mickey Weston


Week 7: August 5 - 12

Dr. Kurt Bjorkland

Dr. Kurt Bjorklund was welcomed as the Senior Pastor of Orchard Hill in November 2005. He holds a B.A. in Business from Wheaton College, earned his Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Seminar Speaker: Dr. Jim Singleton

Sports Emphasis: Baseball with Mickey Weston


Week 8: August 12 - 19

Dr. Mark Bailey

Dr. Mark Bailey assumed Dallas Theological Seminary’s presidency after years of service as both a professor in the Bible Exposition department and as the Vice President for Academic Affairs. In addition to his years at Dallas Theological Seminary, he has pastored various churches in Arizona and Texas. He was a seminar instructor for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries for twenty years and is in demand for Bible conferences and other preaching engagements.

Seminar Speaker: Dr. Mark Yarbrough

Sports Emphasis: Volleyball with Joel Dearing


Week 9: August 19 - 26

Dr. Jay Abramson

Dr. Jay Abramson is the Senior Pastor at Valley Community Baptist Church in Avon, CT. Dr. Abramson attended Wheaton College and then Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN where he received a M.A. in Christian Education.

Seminar Speaker: Pastor Garrett Kell


Weeks 9 and 10: August 25 - 26

The King's Brass

Special Music: The King's Brass provides innovative worship for young and old alike through the "best in sacred brass music." By teaming together, these Christian professionals from around the United States perform their original arrangements as heard on their eight recordings. For more than twenty years, The King's Brass have performed over one hundred concerts each season with three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, keyboards, and percussion.


Week 10: August 26 - September 2 & Labor Day Weekend: September 2 -4

Dr. Woodrow Kroll

Dr. Woodrow Kroll served as President and Senior Bible Teacher at Back to the Bible from 1990-2013. Author of more than 50 books, Dr. Kroll's passion is to increase Bible literacy in America by engaging people in the Bible and connecting them with the Author. His clear, incisive teaching of the Word keeps him in demand as a speaker all over the world. He is also the founder of Woodrow Kroll Ministries, an organization that provides a platform for world-class Bible teachers to engage in world-wide Bible teaching. Firmly convinced that God only wrote one book and equally convinced that book is infallible and inerrant, WKM connects people with the Author of the Bible through the teaching of the Bible.

Seminar Speaker: John Nieder


Labor Day Weekend

Ron and Gary Matthews

Special Music: Ron and Gary Matthews are one of the most gifted and dynamic duet teams in North America. They are duo vocalists, pianists, organists and trumpeters. With this combination of superlative talent, these brothers bring to every concert a rare and uplifting musical experience, but most importantly a rich spirit of worship.


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