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History

Gull Lake Ministries:
Joyfully Serving the Family Since 1920

Gull Lake Ministries has served as the catalyst for life transformation within the family for nearly a century. Established in 1920, Gull Lake Ministries possesses a history rich in ministry and relational renewal.

Powerful speakers and missionaries have graced our Tabernacle stage for decades, and the Gull Lake Ministries staff inspired faith in the hearts of young and old alike.

Today, our purpose remains the same as that of our founding fathers. We seek “to impact lives for God’s glory” while continuing to develop meaningful ways to strengthen the family and equip the saints for God’s service.

Explore highlights from Gull Lake Ministries’ history below!

1897

Land purchased by camp association

1897
1904

Tabernacle completed

1904
1910

Midland Hotel erected 

1910
1919

The first official year of the Gull Lake Bible Conference

1919
1920

Gull Lake Bible Association incorporated

1920
1921

The first Gull Lake Bible Conference bulletin printed

1921
1922

Electricity installed

1922
1929

Running water installed

1929
1944

Property purchased by Gull Lake Bible Association  

1944
1950

National Geographic Magazine rates Gull Lake as one of the ten most beautiful lakes in the world

1950
1951

Fellowship Center completed

1951
1955

Tabernacle addition completed

1955
1968

First year of year-round sessions

1968
1978

First year of Ladies’ Days

1978
1992

Fellowship Center remodeled

1992
2004

Name changed to Gull Lake Ministries

2004
2005

Strategic Family Ministries Program Relaunch

2005
2007

Fellowship Center remodeled

2007
2009

Ministry Center constructed

2009
2014

Isaac Lodge built

2014
2014

Fellowship Center Dining Room and Kitchen rebuilt

2014
2016

Paul Lodge and Lakeview Lodge constructed 

2016
March 2018

Laundry facility built 

March 2018
June 2018

Ben Gordon Condo remodeled

June 2018

More history on Gull Lake Ministries is available in the book Great and Mighty Things, by Dr. Wendell K. Babcock, which may be purchased in the GLM Dock Shop.