Summer '23 Speakers

Coming Spring 2023!

-- 2022 Summer Camp Speakers (Below) --

  • week ONE :: ricky lee

    Ricky Lee is the Pastor for Discipleship and Care 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 :: 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.

  • week THREE :: 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 four :: 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 SIX :: Ben Price

    Ben Price is the Youth Pastor at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Banner Elk, NC. Previous to serving at Mt. Calvary, Ben was on staff at TVR for around a decade! Ben has an undeniable gift of connecting with youth and delivering Truth in a unique and impactful way. You can usually catch him either climbing something or on some form of ATV with his wife Liz and four adventurous children.

  • week seven :: William 'duce' branch

    Duce was raised by his father in New York City, where his passion for urban ministry began.  Through his career as the Christian hip-hop artist, "The Ambassador," and a fervent love for the Gospel, 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 in the College at Southeastern. Duce has spoken at camp several times in the last few years and it has always been a blessing. Duce is married to Missie and they have five beautiful children.

  • week Eight :: Shaun Cross

    Shaun grew up in Northern Virginia. He found his way to NC in college where he studied Religion and Broadcast Journalism at Campbell University. After attending Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, he moved back to NC and was on staff at a church in Fuquay-Varina. In 2014, he and his family moved to Northeast Washington DC as church planters. There he founded and pastored Union Church. In the summer of 2020, the Cross family moved to Durham to serve on staff at Vintage Church. Shaun is passionate about helping people rest in the gospel and love their neighbors through lives marked by justice and mercy. We here at TVR have had the privilege of having Shaun serve as a summer camp speaker several times in recent years and are excited to have him back again! Shaun is married to Melissa and they have three children: Hazel, Anderson, and Milo.