2015 Speakers

 

One of the highlights of the week is hearing and getting to know our featured speaker. With the ranch capacity at 55 guests, the setting for the morning study and evening firesides are very informal and cozy. The speaker and his family hike the mountains, play golf, ride horses, fish for trout, laugh along with everyone, participate in the events and roast marshmallows with all the guests. We have been blessed to have nationally known authors, speakers, evangelists, and pastors who love this type of setting. Listed below is the line up for the summer. Please call if you have any questions. Believe me, if they are coming to speak they are the best of the best. Each have their own style, but all of them are fabulous.

Week 1

[Wounded Warriors 1]

May 24 - May 30

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This is a private week.

 

 

Week 2

[Wounded Warriors 2]

May 31-June 6

Will Davis Jr.

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This is a private week

Week 3

[Desire Street Ministries]

June 7-June 13

 

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This is a private week.

The Wuerffel family is no stranger to Wind River Ranch.  We have been blessed to enjoy the friendship of this great man and his family for several years now.  Danny retired from pro football to become Executive Director of Desire Street Ministries.  We are very excited to have a week devoted to serving this ministry at Wind River Ranch.

Desire Street Ministries exists to train and send leaders to revitalize impoverished neighborhoods through spiritual and community development, education and replication of leadership in the neighborhoods that it serves.

 

Week 4

June 14 - June 20


Bruce Deel
           

Bruce Deel is the Executive Director of City of Refuge in one of the worst areas in the City of Atlanta. When he was sent to a church in the area his assignment was to shut the doors of the struggling church. What he found were people with a desire for God and out of this desire the amazing ministry of City of Refuge was birthed. To learn more about this ministry click here.

Week 5

June 21-June 27

Steve Stenstrom

       

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Steve and his wife, Lori, live in Menlo Park, California with their four children. After a six year career as a quarterback in the National Football League, the Lord led them into ministry where they founded Kingdom First Ministries. Currently, Steve serves as president of PAO. Steve says, "The 10 years I spent as a student of the West Coast Offense continues to teach me foundational lessons for life." As Steve shares his football playbook experiences as a quarterback, you'll find yourself inspired to get to know the Bible: The true Playbook for Life.

 

Week 6

June 28 - July 4

Chris Stull

         

        

 This will be Chris Stull's eighth year coming as a speaker to Wind River Ranch. He is the pastor at Wellspring Church (wellspringchurch.com) in Phoenix, AZ. Chris is a gifted speaker, awesome athlete, great dad and a God seeking man. The Stull's are a wonderful family and you will be blessed to get to know his wife, Brenna, author of the book, "Coach Mom" and all 5 of their kids throughout the week.  Book now and come rest, relax, and renew at Wind River Ranch and get to know this great family.

 

Week 7

July 5 - July 11

Bill Brewer

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Bill is currently a Senior Pastor at Woodcreek Church. He and his wife Carol began attending Woodcreek one week after the church started in September, 1976. In May of 1979 Bill was hired on as full-time Senior Pastor. Since then, Bill and his wife have seen God do many great things in and through this church.

Bill is passionate about seeing people grow in their love for Christ, his church and God’s Word. “I love seeing the church have a visible impact for the Gospel in the community and the world. I get excited about seeing people respond to the Gospel and begin their journey as followers of Christ.”  Bill’s favorite part of his job is serving with the Elders and staff and seeing people transformed by the power of the Gospel and God’s Word.

Bill and his wife Carol have been married since 1978 and have one daughter, Rebecca Brewer Mercer (Husband, Drew) and one son, Clint Brewer (wife, Kelly).

Week 8

July 12 -July 18

Mac Powell

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Week 9

July 19 - July 25

Jeff Warren

 

 

 

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Jeff has been Senior Pastor of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, TX since September 2010.  Jeff began his calling after seminary at Park Cities as the youth minister then became minister to young marrieds and later minister to married adults.  In addition, he was coordinator of the men's ministry and the organizer and speaker for Fast Break, a ministry that presented the Gospel to the business community.  His last year was served there as associate pastor of evangelism.  Jeff served there for 11 years before going to First Baptist McKinney in 1999 as Senior Pastor.  Jeff has now come full circle by returning to PCBC.

He has been married to Stacy for 26 years. They have twin daughters at Baylor University and a son who is in high school.  This will be Jeff's sixteenth year as one of WRR's guest speakers.

 

 

Week 10

July 26 - August 1

Jeff Warren

 

 

 

Jeff has been Senior Pastor of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, TX since September 2010.  Jeff began his calling after seminary at Park Cities as the youth minister then became minister to young marrieds and later minister to married adults.  In addition, he was coordinator of the men's ministry and the organizer and speaker for Fast Break, a ministry that presented the Gospel to the business community.  His last year was served there as associate pastor of evangelism.  Jeff served there for 11 years before going to First Baptist McKinney in 1999 as Senior Pastor.  Jeff has now come full circle by returning to PCBC.

He has been married to Stacy for 26 years. They have twin daughters at Baylor University and a son who is in high school.  This will be Jeff's sixteenth year as one of WRR's guest speakers.

 

Week 11

August 2 - August 8

 Pike Wisner

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 Pike Wisner knows and loves Wind River Ranch! As a two time guest and six time speaker, he and his family have been blessed by the setting, staff, food, and overall ministry of WRR.

 

Pike served for over 14 years as the Student Minister and Associate Pastor for Teaching at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, TX. For the last 4 years, he has served as Pastor of First Baptist Church, Tyler, TX.

 

Pike has been married to his wife, Andria for 16 years. They live in Tyler, TX with their sons, Nash and Drew.

 

Week 12

August 9 - August 15

 Gary Stroope

 

 

 I have always loved film, theatre, music, art, and love that I get to use them as tools to express God's love for His children. I’m crazy blessed that my life experience, training, and passion have allowed me to lead a gifted group of technical directors and artists at Watermark. My greatest joy is knowing that my wife and I share our life together.  We have two married sons, (the best daughter in-laws ever) and two grandkids so far. We love being outdoors, hanging out with friends, family and two dogs. I marvel that God would allow a broken rebel like me to serve Him, and even more that He would restore joy and life where there should be death.

 

 

Week 13

August 16 - August 22

Tim Harrison

             

 

Tim is the lead pastor of a new church called Grace 242, and his wife Karen is Assistant Pastor.  Tim’s ministry journey includes serving in Young Life, as a youth director, associate pastor and lead pastor at several churches in Florida. Texas, Washington, New Jersey and now Wisconsin.  Over their 30 years of marriage, the Harrison’s have always served together in ministry.  Their latest adventure has been planting a new church called Grace 242 in Mequon, Wisconsin.  Tim is an experienced teacher and pastor, and is gifted at making the Scriptures understandable and relevant.

Tim enjoys fishing, soccer and playing guitar; while Karen enjoys running, reading and hanging out with people.  They love to travel with their high school-aged son Noah, and have had many awesome family adventures, including 5 summers at Wind River Ranch.

 

 

Week 14

[Wounded Warriors 3]

August 23 - August 29

 Hal Irvine

 

 

 

Mission's Getaway 

September 1- September 5

Eric & Rachel Dufour

 

 

 

Pastor's Getaway 

September 7-September 11

Will & Susie Davis Jr.

 

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Couple's Getaway 

September 16- September 20 

TBD  

 

Private Getaway  

September 23- September 27

TBD  

 

     

 

 

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