2020 summer camp speakers


  • week one :: ricky lee

    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 a decade before the Lord led them to Grace. Ricky is one of the most relatable people you will ever meet, and his humble leadership and dynamic teaching truly open 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, full-of-life children.

  • week two :: JOSH HAYES

    Josh is a graduate of Appalachian State and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves as the College Pastor at Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone, NC. Josh and his wife Carrie have five children - Ryan, Scott, Josie, Caleb, and Micah.  Josh enjoys hunting, golfing, fishing, and playing frisbee, and considers coffee a vital food group.  Josh loves teaching the Word of God and seeing people develop an appetite for Christ-centered teaching that leads to a transformed life. We are so excited to have him for the first time as a summer camp speaker!

  • week three :: coming soon!


  • week four :: coming soon!


  • week five :: MICHAEL TALLEY

    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, where he now serves as Discipleship Pastor. 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 six :: dr. JAMIE DEW

    Dr. Jamie Dew is the president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Recent transplants to New Orleans, his family has a passion for serving their city and raising up servants within both NOBTS and the seminary's Leavell College. Before being called to New Orleans, Jamie served in many roles at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 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 seven :: shaun cross

    Shaun Cross moved to Washington, D.C., in the spring of 2014 to plant a church after several years of youth ministry. Union Church is now in its 4th year of serving the community of Northeast DC. 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.

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  • week eight :: william 'duce' branch

    Duce was raised by his father in New York City, where his passion for urban ministry began. Known for his career as the hip-hop artist, "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 serves as Assistant Professor of Preaching and Bible. Duce is married to Missie and they have five beautiful children.