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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



Dr. Todd Ahrend graduated from Northeastern State University, has a Masters from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the founder and international Director of The Traveling Team, a national missions mobilization movement. He and his wife, Jessica, have spent over two decades traveling both nation-wide and abroad, speaking to thousands of people about involvement in world evangelization. Todd has exposure in over sixty countries and has lived in the Middle East. He is the author of The Abrahamic Revolution and
In This Generation. Todd and Jessica have six children: Camden, Brody, Axel, Noble, Quincy and Cruz!


fellowship bible church

Lloyd Shadrach is a Teaching Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tennessee, which he co-planted in 1997.  Previously, he was on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ’s FamilyLife for 13 years. Lloyd is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary.  He and his wife, Lisa, live in Franklin, Tennessee, with their three children.


grace community church

In spite of being named after a famous whiskey, Jack Daniel Napier has been called to a life of sobering inspiration. Jack aims to make relevant truth come alive in the heart and mind. Not raised in a Christian home, God saved him as a teenager and he went on to earn degrees in Biblical Studies and Business. Jack serves as lead pastor of Grace Community Church in Newton, Kansas, residing with his wife and five rambunctious children.


josiah venture

Dave Patty is the founder and president of Josiah Venture, a mission organization focused on training next-generation leaders throughout Eastern Europe. Dave has lived with his family in the Czech Republic for 26 years, and is well-known in the region for his practical Bible teaching. A second-generation missionary, Dave was born in the Philippines and served in Germany before launching what has become one of the largest leadership training organizations in Central and Eastern Europe.


Ada bible church

Jeff Manion ( is the senior pastor of multi-campus Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he has served for over thirty five years. He is the author of The Land Between, Satisfied and, Dream Big, Think Small. His great joy is digging deeply into Scripture and passionately teaching the story of the Bible in a clear and relevant way. He and his wife, Chris, have three adult children and are proud grandparents. The two ministries that are near and dear to his heart are Cure International and Mully Children’s Family.


Calvary Church

Jim Samra is a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, husband to Lisa and dad to four children. 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. Jim holds various degrees in ministry and philosophy from Dallas Theological Seminary and Oxford Seminary. In addition to published articles and book reviews, he is the author of God Told Me, The Gift of Church and Being Conformed to Christ in Community.


Keystone Community Church

Brady serves as the lead teaching pastor of Keystone Community Church in Ada, MI. He is passionate about communicating the story of God in a way that is relevant, engaging and applicable. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Western Theological Seminary, Brady is an avid Wolverine fan, coffee drinker, and home improvement aficionado.
He lives in Ada with his amazing wife Sarah Anne, four boys, two cats, and a boxer named Hazel.


Trinity Church

Pastor Marvin Williams is the lead pastor of Trinity Church in Lansing, Michigan. Prior to receiving the call to serve at Trinity Church, Pastor Marvin served in several pastoral capacities in the Grand Rapids area. Marvin has written devotionals for Our Daily Bread Ministries, was a contributor to Scott Williams’ book, Church Diversity, and has spoken at numerous retreats and conferences. Pastor Marvin Williams blogs at Pastor Marvin Williams, with his wife Tonia and three children — Marvin Jr., Micah, and Mikayla — live in Haslett, Michigan.


Kensington Church

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 in Rochester, Michigan with his wife Paula, and is the father of four children.

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. 

Explore the dates and speaker options below. Pick the week that is right for your family!

(Note: 2021 summer family vacation reservations will open on Wednesday, June 17th at 9am. Availability for 2021 will not appear prior to this date.)

Download the 2021 Speakers/Dates HERE!