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EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM A VACATION !

Why take a vacation in the first place?

If you’re like most people, your answer to this question may include some or all of the following:

  1. To have fun, relax, and reconnect with God and family
  2. To escape daily pressures, routine, and stress  
  3. To adventure and experience exciting, new opportunities 
  4. To make memories that last a lifetime 

Gull Lake Ministries offers you a summer experience that hits every item on your vacation wish list! We provide a luxury lakeside retreat where you can create timeless family memories while enjoying endless fun, adventure, rest, and spiritual renewal. 

Each week of our summer season, we feature a different renowned speaker and mission organization. Adult guests recieve inspiration from our gifted speakers and engage with mission organizations that make a lasting impact around the world. 

We cater to our younger guests through the provision of innovative, Christ-centered programming that strategically blends high-octane fun with intentional Bible study, worship, and relational interaction within age- and gender-specific counselor groups.

Escape the noisiness of life. 

Allow Gull Lake Ministries to serve as a spiritual haven where you can experience rest and encounter God and His love in remarkable ways.

2023 SPEAKER SCHEDULE

2023 WK 1_STEVE KEYES
STEVE KEYES

Steve Keyes is the founding pastor of Bridgeway Church in Greenville, South Carolina, retiring after 45 years in local church ministry. He is a 32-year veteran instructor for Walk Thru the Bible ministries. He travels world-wide teaching and training pastors and leaders. He and his wife, Becky, have 3 adult children and 11 grandkids, 10 of them boys. Steve loves playing golf, living on Lyman Lake, traveling to Israel, where he leads tours as a consultant for Maranatha Tours.

MISSIONS: International Friendships (IFI)

2023 WK 2_TED BRYANT
DR. TED BRYANT

Dr. Ted Bryant’s passion for engaging the whole family as well as seeing healthy marriages grow, drives his work as the Lead Pastor Ministry at Granger Community Church in Granger, Indiana. His experience in ministry both as a professor at Bethel College and as a pastor has been focused on creating support to build healthy families. He lives in South Bend, Indiana with his wife, Angela, and their six kids.

MISSIONS: Mission Eurasia

2023 WK 3_JIM SAMRA
JIM SAMRA

Jim serves as the senior pastor of Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan leading others in the worship of God. He also
casts vision for a ministry of Calvary Church called the Jerusalem Project, which advances Christ’s church through planting new churches, strengthening established churches and training church leaders. Jim is the author of several books including The Gift of Church and God Told Me. Other than serving God in ministry, his greatest joy and privilege is loving his wife and four kids.

MISSIONS: Holy Land Ministries

2023 WK 4_MATT HEARD
MATT HEARD

Matt Heard is the Founder of THRIVE, a speaking, teaching, and consulting ministry that engages human beings to flourish to God’s glory. He is the Lead Pastor for Northland Church in Orlando, Florida; and is the author of Life with a Capital L: Embracing Your God-Given Humanity. Matt and Arlene are the grateful parents of three adult sons and two daughters-in-law and divide their time between Orlando and Colorado Springs.

MISSIONS: Frontiers

2023 WK 5_STEVE ANDREWS
STEVE ANDREWS

As the founder and former lead pastor of Kensington Church, Steve Andrews’ emphasis on leadership training helps his executive team guide a fast-growing congregation of 12,000 weekend attendees at six campuses. From his early days as a youth pastor, Steve’s passion has been “to discover leaders, encourage them, and unleash them in the world.” Steve played starting quarterback for Wheaton College, and later received his seminary degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity Seminary. He lives in Rochester, Michigan with his wife Paula, and is the father of four children.

MISSIONS: Ethos 360

2023 WK 6_ROB RIENOW
DR. ROB RIENOW

Dr. Rob Rienow’s most important ministry is loving his wife Amy and partnering with her to help their seven children follow Jesus. He and Amy are co-founders of Visionary Family Ministries. Through their conferences, books, and online ministry VFM brings hope and help from God’s Word to families around the world. When Rob is not fishing for men, he enjoys fishing for fish. The Rienow family lives in the suburbs of Chicago. Learn more at www.VisionaryFam.com.

MISSIONS: Haggai International

2023 WK 7_DEAN FULKS
DEAN FULKS

Dean is a graduate of Ohio State University and Mid-American sminary and planter and lead pastor at Lifepoint Church in Columbus Ohio for the last 18 years. He is the author of the books Your Next Thirty Days and Your Next Thirty Days of Relationships. Married to his wonderful wife Angie with whom they share three children.

MISSIONS: Finish Line Ministries Int.

2023 WK 8_ROD VANSOLKEMA
ROD VANSOLKEMA

Rod VanSolkema is the senior pastor at Crossroads Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rod has an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and completed his seminary work at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. As lifelong learners, Rod and his wife, Libby, took their family to live in Israel while doing graduate work in geography, archeology, and history at Jerusalem University College.

MISSIONS: International Justice Mission

2023 WK 9_RICHARD FARMER
DR. RICHARD ALLEN FARMER

Since January 2014, Richard Allen Farmer has been the Senior Pastor-Teacher of the Crossroads Church, in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Prior to that he lived in Dallas, Texas which was the base of his international itinerant ministry as a bible expositor, lecturer, concert artist and worship leader. He is a native of the Bronx, New York, with Bachelor of Music, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees. Two of the great delights of his life are his wife Rosemary (married 1981), and their son, Timothy.

MISSIONS: Reach Beyond

2023 WK 10_DANIEL WALLACE
DANIEL WALLACE

Daniel Wallace is the Executive Director of Gull Lake Ministries, a Christian conference center and family resort in Hickory Corners, Michigan. Prior to moving north, he was the Senior Director of Camps at a camp and conference center in Texas, overseeing six separate facilities which ministered to families, senior high, junior high and grade school students. Daniel has over 30 summers of Christian camping experience in Michigan, Texas, Missouri, and Kansas.

MISSIONS: TBD

 

UPDATED Speaker/Session Schedule - Summer 2022

Looking for the ultimate family vacation destination in 2023?

Gull Lake Ministries offers you and your family the vacation of a lifetime. No other resort brings you closer to God and those you love most!