2021 summer camp speakers


  • week one :: brandon mcclure

    Brandon is the Pastor of Koinonia Reformed Baptist Church in Clayton, North Carolina. He is also a student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to ministry, Brandon was in the Army Reserves as a Chaplain’s Assistant, and was deployed to both Afghanistan and Kuwait. He loves seeing the way all of Scripture points to Jesus, and thinks bacon should be our national food!

  • 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 again as a summer camp speaker!

  • week three :: 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 four :: ben price

    Ben has called the mountains of North Carolina home for decades now, but our favorite part was when he lived right here in Plumtree, NC! He and his wife Liz served on staff with TVR for many years before the Lord called him to ministry just a few miles away in Banner Elk. Ben currently serves as the Associate Pastor at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, where they have been since 2009. He is gifted at teaching the word of God and building relationships with students, and we are so grateful to have him back with us this year! He and Liz have four tree-climbing children, Laurel, Judge, Willow, and Miles.

  • week six :: brady nemmers

    Brady Nemmers is a true TVR Speaker veteran. He’s been a part of the TVR family for decades, bringing youth groups all the way from Michigan. Brady currently serves as the lead teaching pastor at Keystone Community Church in Ada, Michigan, a church which he co-founded in 2013. He is gifted in communicating the story of God in a way that is relevant, engaging, and applicable. He is married to Sarah Anne and they have four FUN boys!


  • week seven :: 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.

  • week eight :: 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 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 five children.