Teaching the Word of God has always been a huge part of what we do. With Bible Institutes in 13 locations around the world, our desire is to reach a new generation of world changers.
Whether you want to get away in the Adirondacks or head down to sunny Florida, Word of Life camps has options for you. Though the locations are different, our commitment to provide you with solid Biblical speakers, top-notch musical talent, and an amazing location to get away won't change.
Word of Life is an international organization with active ministry in over 60 countries and over 1,100 missionaries. Last year alone, over 160,000 people made professions of faith through the various ministries around the world. To God be the glory...great things He is doing!
With missionaries spread around the country, Local Church Ministries is focused on helping local churches accurately teach God's Word to their youth. We supply the Bible curriculum and then help train your leaders to teach the youth of your church the truths of God's Word.
The summer of 2014 will be here before you know it, and the guest list promises not to disappoint. It’s never too early to get registered, so don’t delay…secure your spot and prepare to be blessed! We look forward to seeing you here!
|Week||Dates||Speaker||Guest Musicians||SBN Concert||Campground||Inn|
|Week 1||Jun 22-28||Ken Ham
|Week 2||Jun 29 - July 5||George W. Murray
Paul H. Dixon
|Don Wyrtzen||Steve Green|
|Week 3||Jul 6-12||Tom Joyce
|Don Wyrtzen||Mark Shultz|
|Week 4||Jul 13-19||Ray Pritchard
|Week 5||Jul 20-26||Erwin Lutzer
|Captivating Keyboards||Aaron Shust|
|Week 6||Jul 27 - Aug 2||Charles Dyer
|Lori Jean Smith||Greater Vision|
|Week 7||Aug 3-9||Wendell Calder
|Josh Holritz||Mark Harris|
|Week 8||Aug 10-16||John Barnett
Don Wyrtzen received an early start in music, radio, and television while associated with his father, Dr. Jack Wyrtzen, founder of Word of Life International. A graduate of Moody Bible Institute, The King’s College, and Dallas Theological Seminary, he has also done graduate work in music at the University of North Texas and Vanderbilt University. Wyrtzen’s forte is his improvisational ability at the keyboard. He was a protégé of Lillian Hawley Gearhart, a student of the renowned Theodor Leschetizsky.
Wyrtzen has arranged and/or composed more than 400 anthems and sacred songs, including such favorites as ”Worthy Is the Lamb,” “Finally Home,” and “Love Was When.” To date, more than two million copies of his musicals have been sold, including An Old Fashioned Christmas, I Love America, Liberty, Worthy Is the Lamb, and Embrace the Cross.
Wyrtzen has also arranged, orchestrated, and conducted for such major contemporary artists as Steven Curtis Chapman, 4-Him, Michael Card, Steve Green, Carman, The Gaither Vocal Band, Wayne Watson, First Call, Babbi Mason, and Andy Williams. In the late 1990s, he conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah and in his own arrangements of Christmas carols.
As one of the leading musicians and statesman in Christian music, Wyrtzen has lectured on church music, worship, and hymnology, and done piano master classes at Wheaton Conservatory of Music, Cedarville University, Philadelphia Biblical University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Dallas Theological Seminary, Liberty University, and Bryan College, among other institutions.
A dynamic, refreshing and inspiring piano duo featuring Scott J Griffin & Alan C Tripp
Come and catch the start of something exciting, refreshing and inspiring! In 2013 the Lord has led Scott and Alan to take their show on the road full-time under their newly formed ministry, Get Out of Your Boat Ministries.
Piano performance graduates of Moody Bible Institute, Scott and Alan have performed at Moody Bible Institute's Founder’s Week, The Moody Church, the Institute for Fine Arts of Chihuahua Mexico, Word of Life Ministries in New York and Florida, The Crystal Cathedral of California, Tennessee Valley Theater, and numerous theaters, churches, and other venues worldwide.
Beginning violin lessons as a ploy to end up with her grandmother’s keepsake violin, Lori Jean Smith grew up with music in her blood. With both of her parents being professional musicians, it was only a matter of time before Lori would discover that God had gifted her with the ability to make music with her hands and her life.
It was a bit of a competitive spirit that got her going with violin, with the goal of beating her older sister to the punch, but it also kept her going when she won state competition in high school. Surprisingly, God used a second place national prize to fan the flame of Lori’s love for music. Since then, she has earned two degrees and a life of musical experience that has only served to refine her skills to play with excellence for God’s glory.
Lori’s life may have begun with music... but it does not end there. She is blessed to be married to her husband of nearly 18 years, Tim... an artistic photographer and amazing supporter of Lori’s musical success. Lori and Tim have two sons who they homeschool with great enthusiasm, living the truth that influencing our children with our virtues and character will do more to leave a legacy than anything else we might deem worthy of pursuit. As a family, they enjoy traveling, Disney World, the Orlando Magic, learning new things, and just simply being together. Pondering her life, Lori remarks, ‘I am so blessed and thankful to live at my dream intersection... my God, my family and the music God makes through me.’
Lori Jean Smith is continuing to create music and worship experiences for churches and conferences around the country. Associated with Loop Road, a division of First Baptist of Orlando, her home church, her sole mission is to draw others into relationship with Christ by sharing his love through music, telling her story and how God has changed her life, and above all, increasing the volume of praise to the Lord.
Marshall Hall was born on December 30, 1970 in Lexington, KY to a musical family - mother Alice, father Dale, older brother Mitchell, and younger brother Matthew.
His mother played piano at church, and dad was a singer. The family’s life was centered around the church and their faith. When Marshall reached high school in 1985, he joined the church youth group and attended the state youth convention. At the age of 14, he made a decision to follow Christ.
After high school, Marshall followed in his father’s footsteps and attended Anderson University in Anderson, IN. While singing at his church in Anderson, Marshall was approached by a local producer and asked to sing for a project at Gaither Studios. He never really expected to actually end up singing for a living, but about a year after graduating from college, he quit his job at a furniture store and began working as a studio singer full time. As a session vocalist, Marshall traveled frequently from Indiana to Chicago, Orlando to Louisville and to Nashville singing background vocals on records and jingles for several national clients, including McDonald’s, Long John Silver’s and Head and Shoulders.
During one session for Bill Gaither, Marshall was asked to join the Homecoming artists in Memphis, TN for a video taping. Subsequent videos followed for Marshall, including tapings in Indianapolis and New York City at Carnegie Hall.
September 9, 2012 he began serving as Worship Leader at Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, CA where David Jeremiah serves as senior pastor.
Since his solo debut as a fifteen year old with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, violinist Josh Holritz has been engaging audiences around the world. Josh has performed as soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician in Canada, England, Austria, South Africa, Japan, and in more than 20 states around the continental United States. Josh has been a member of the Glens Falls Symphony (NY), Greensboro Symphony (NC), substitute with the New World Symphony (FL), Symphony Orchestra of Augusta (GA), Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra (TN), and concertmaster of the Buffalo Community Orchestra (MN). An avid chamber musician, Josh was a founding member of the Emmaus Quartet which gave over 100 performances in the Southeast between 2004-2006. Josh also served as first violin with the UNCSA Stern Quartet from 2007-2009 which included collaborative performances with the Vienna Radio Orchestra in 2007. Currently Josh is first violin of the University of Georgia Hodgson Graduate String Quartet. Josh also performs extensively with Schaafritz, a duo with his wife, flutist Kristen Holritz. A native of Kagoshima, Japan, Josh has for the past two summers travelled to Japan with his wife and students from The Juilliard School in order to bring music and hope to places hit hardest by the tsunami of March 2011. Josh received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, his master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, and is currently in his final year of doctoral studies at the University of Georgia.