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Spiritual Growth

Innovatively designed to bring you...

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.

Service Times for community teaching sessions

2021 SPEAKER SCHEDULE

2021 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 worldwide 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: Holy Land Ministries 

2021 WK 2_STEVE ANDREWS
STEVE ANDREWS

As lead pastor of Kensington Church, Steve Andrews’ emphasis on leadership training helps his executive team guide a fast-growing congregation of 12,000 weekend attenders 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 has spoken on church planting and leadership issues at conferences and seminars around the country. A sports and outdoors enthusiast, Steve played starting quarterback for Wheaton College, and later received his seminary degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity Seminary. He lives

MISSIONS: Reach Beyond 

2021 WK 3_JIM SAMRA
JIM SAMRA & ERIC LAPATA

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: International Justice Mission

2021 WK 4_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: Ethos 360

2021 WK 5_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: Mission Eurasia 

2021 WK 6_DEAN FULKS
DEAN FULKS

Dean is a graduate of Ohio State University and Mid-American seminary and planter and lead pastor at Lifepoint Church in Columbus Ohio for the last 16 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 from ages 16–21.

MISSIONS: World Orphans

2021 WK 7_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: International Friendships, Inc

2021 WK 8_JOHN BARNETT
DR. JOHN BARNETT

Dr. John Barnett has been teaching the Word of God for 30+ years. As a Seminary Professor of Theology, Church History the English Bible, John’s messages reflect the background of the Scripture from the ancient biblical world, the history of the church and the daily life in far corners of the planet. In 1998 a new ministry called Discover the Book Ministry was launched to provide electronic copies of Pastor John’s audio, video, and text studies free of charge to pastors, missionaries, and other believers.

MISSIONS: Pioneers

2021 WK 9_MARCUS LITTLE
MARCUS LITTLE

Marcus Little is a southern California native who moved to Grand Rapids in 2014 to become the pastor of Berean Baptist Church. He and his wife Kelsey and their three children Calvin (13), Eva and Zoe (twins, age 11) have enjoyed living in West Michigan and are grateful for God’s direction bringing them here. Marcus spent time as a MK in Romania with his parents, where his dad pioneered business—as mission beginning in the early 90s after the fall of communism. He got his bachelor’s degree in history and spent 10 years teaching middle school before finishing a Master’s in Theology at Talbot Theological Seminary and entering ministry. His passion is to see a united and revived church displaying the reality of the life of Jesus to a world in desperate need of hope.

MISSIONS: Convoy of Hope

Looking for the ultimate family vacation destination for 2021?

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!