2017 Summer Speakers
Week 1 :: June 12-17
Greg Brooks wins the award for furthest travel to speak at TVR this summer! Greg and his family serve at Cody Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Cody, Wyoming, where he is the Student Pastor. Before moving out west, the Brooks family served on staff at TVR for a number of years. Greg and his wife Bonnie were married in 2010, and have a beautiful full-of-life little girl, Olivia. One of Greg’s biggest gifts is doing life with teenagers and serving them in such a way that makes him able to speak into their lives. We are thrilled to have him as a summer camp speaker for the first time!
Week 2 :: June 19-24
Michael Talley grew up as a “camp kid” at TVR for most of his life. After attending Appalachian State University in Boone, he served on staff at TVR for several years, where he married his wife Laura. In 2012 Michael began his ministry as the College Pastor at Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone. He is a gifted communicator, who has a passion for teaching and bringing the Bible to life. Michael and Laura have three beautiful girls.
Week 3 :: June 26 - July 1
Dr. Jamie Dew
Dr. Jamie Dew wears many hats at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves as the Dean of the College at Southeastern, Vice President for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Support, as well as the Associate Professor of History of Ideas and Philosophy. He is gifted at communicating the deep truths of the Bible in relatable and understandable ways for young people. Dr. Dew is married to Tara and is daddy to two sets of twins!
Week 5 :: July 10-15
Duce was raised by his father in New York City, where is passion for urban ministry began. Known for his rap career as "The Ambassador," Duce has reached out to the hip-hop and urban community for over two decades. He is currently involved in leadership with Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC, and is pursuing a PhD through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also does some teaching. Duce is married to Michelle and they have four wonderful children.
Week 6 :: July 17-22
Ricky Lee is the Youth Pastor at Grace Community Church in Angier, North Carolina. He and his wife April met at TVR and served on staff for about ten years. Ricky is one of the most relatable people you will ever meet, and his humble leadership truly opens a door for him to be able to share the Word of God in a way that makes people want to listen. Ricky and April have five precious children.
Week 7 :: July 24-29
Shaun Cross moved to Washington, D.C., in the spring of 2014 to plant a church after several years of youth ministry. He is currently Church Planting Resident at Redeemer Church of Arlington. Shaun has a way of genuinely and graciously challenging young people to live in light of the gospel every day of their lives. Shaun is married to Melissa, and they have three adorable children.
Week 8 :: July 31 - August 5
George Lockhart is pastor of New Vision Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. George previously served on staff at TVR for six years, where was an integral part of the ministry and left a lasting impact on the Kingdom. So many "George Lockhart" stories exist within the walls of TVR, and we are excited for his legacy to continue this summer as he shares the Word with our campers. In addition to pastoring, A large part of George's work is his sign language ministry, "Vision 2 Hear," with which he has impacted lives around the world for many years. We are so excited to see what the Lord will bring through him this summer!