Summer '24 Speakers - Coming This Spring!

Listed below: Summer '23 Speakers

  • 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 :: 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 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!


     Brady serves as lead teaching pastor at Keystone Community in Ada, Michigan. He is passionate about communicating the story of God in a way that is relevant, engaging and applicable. He lives in Ada with his amazing wife Sarah Anne, four boys (Carter, Parker, Colton and Wilson), & boxer, Hazel.

  • week SIX :: 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 SEVEN :: Ben Price

    Bio Coming Soon! 

  • week Eight :: SHANE PADgETT

    Shane Padgett is the Pastor of Families and Next Gen at Warren Baptist Church in Augusta, GA at their Grovetown Campus. Shane has served in Student Ministry for over 23 years. He has also serves in various character and leadership coaching positions in local High Schools. Shane has been married to his beautiful bride, Diana, for 18 years. They have 3 children – Daisy (12), Andrew (9), and Sawyer (7). Shane enjoys fishing, working out, and sharing the Gospel!.