Inspiring and challenging you to go deeper into God's Word and your faith.

Concerts guaranteed to delight.

Full of music that jumps off the stage, our concerts are sure to delight. You'll be entertained with an uplifting evening of live music, but more importantly, you will be encouraged as you sing along with some of the best Gospel musicians the south has to offer. You'll also be spiritually encouraged singing along to your favorites and making some new ones. With incredible artists like Legacy Five, Tim Zimmerman & The King's Brass and many others, there's something for everyone at Word of Life Florida. Whether you join us for a single night or spend the entire winter here at the Florida RV Park, we look forward to having you!

Conferences to challenge your faith.

At Word of Life we believe in the power of the Word of God to change lives. We see this displayed each year at our youth camps, youth retreats, and at each of our conferences that take place at Word of Life Florida during the winter season. From Ray Pritchard, Dr. Tedd Tripp, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, and many others, our speakers will challenge both your heart and your mind as they open the Scriptures.
Get ready to study God's Word like never before.

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Conferences

Free

Sun 6:30pm
Mon-Fri 9:30am
Tues/Thursday 6:30pm

Concerts

$18

7:00pm
Premium Concerts $22
Regular Concerts $18

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Speakers & Concerts

Pastor Ken Whitten

Pastor Ken Whitten

Jan. 09 - 14, 2022

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Pastor Whitten has been privileged to serve in various local, state, and national capacities including the SBC International Mission Board, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Florida State Board of Missions, Florida Baptist Witness Board and others.  He loves Pastors and has served as President of the Florida Baptist Convention, on the Conservative Resurgence Task Force, as Chairman of the SBC Committee on Order of Business, President of the SBC Pastors’ Conference, and as Moderator of the Tampa Bay Baptist Association.
Pastor Whitten has been privileged to preach many times at SBC Conventions, State Conventions, Pastors’ Conferences, Bible Conferences, Men’s Conferences, and others.
What marks and motivates Pastor Whitten the most is the high honor of being Idlewild’s Senior Pastor these past 25+ years and being on mission with God in West Africa, China, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Romania, England, Paraguay, Panama, and Guatemala.
From 1982-1989, Whitten was privileged to serve at Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN, under the leadership of Dr. Adrian Rogers, whom he considers his spiritual father.
Ken Whitten is married to his bride Ginny.  They’ve been blessed with 4 children and 10 grandchildren.
Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass

Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass

Jan. 14, 2022

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Dr. Wendell Calder

Dr. Wendell Calder

Jan. 16 - 21, 2022

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Dr. Calder is a well-known evangelist and camp speaker. He is a graduate of New Brunswick Bible Institute and Tennessee Temple University. He served in the pastorate for 16 years and in 1975 began his present ministry of Local Church Evangelism. In 1970 he founded the Living Waters Bible Conference Center in Maine.

Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Jan. 23 - 28, 2022

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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years. He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law.

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on three radio programs that are heard on more than 1,000 outlets in the United States and around the world. Dr. Lutzer is also an award-winning author of numerous books including: We Will Not Be Silenced – Responding Courageously to Our Culture’s Assault on Christianity, Pandemics, Plagues & Natural Disasters – what is God Saying to Us?, The Church in Babylon, The Power of A Clear Conscience, Rescuing the Gospel, One Minute After You Die, God’s Devil, He Will Be the Preacher (this is Dr. Lutzer’s autobiography), Christ Among Other Gods, and Hitler’s Cross. Books by Rebecca Lutzer include: Life-Changing Bible Verses Every Woman Should Know, Awesome Bible Verses Every Kid Should Know…And What They Mean.

Dr. Lutzer’s speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including Russia, Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He also leads tours to Israel and the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe. Dr. Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren.

Legacy Five

Legacy Five

Jan. 28, 2022

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Dr. Corey Abney

Dr. Corey Abney

Jan. 30, 2022 - Feb. 04, 2022

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He is a graduate of Cedarville University (BA), where he served on the Board of Trustees, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv, PhD), where he has a doctorate in Preaching, Old Testament and New Testament. Where he teaches as an adjunct professor

Abney and his wife, Christina, have four children.

Pastor John Bouquet

Pastor John Bouquet

Feb. 06 - 11, 2022

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John Bouquet is the Senior Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church in Savannah, Ohio. His passion to is to fulfill God’s calling upon his life to complete the mandate to “Go” and make disciples and evangelize the world with the Gospel. He does that with his beautiful wife, Sherry and their four children at Bethel and extra curricular ministries in teaching and conference work. His aim is people, Their community and the Great Commission. His objective in life is to live in ongoing transformation by the Word of God through the influence of the Holy Spirit. To be Christ like is his goal.

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

Feb. 11, 2022

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Dr. Mark Bailey

Dr. Mark Bailey

Feb. 13 - 18, 2022

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Dr. Bailey served for 19 years as President of Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Bailey has assumed the role of DTS Chancellor after retiring as the Seminary’s fifth President and continues his role as Sr. Professor in the Bible Exposition department. In addition to his years at Dallas Theological Seminary, he has pastored various churches in Arizona and Texas. He was a seminar instructor for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries for twenty years and is in demand for Bible conferences and other preaching engagements all over the country and world.

His overseas ministries have included Venezuela, Argentina, Hungary, and China. He is also a regular tour leader in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Rome. His board service includes Bible Study Fellowship, Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, and Word of Life. Dr. Bailey graduated from Maricopa Technical College, AA, 1970; Southwestern College, BA, 1972; Western Seminary, MDiv, 1975; ThM, 1977; Dallas Theological Seminary, PhD, 1997; Dallas Baptist University, DD, 2006. Dr. Bailey’s wife Barby, has ministered to women for over 30 years, leading Bible Studies and speaking at women’s retreats. They have 2 sons, Josh and Jeremy.

Pastor Tom Joyce

Pastor Tom Joyce

Feb. 20 - 25, 2022

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Tom and Deshua, both native New Yorkers, met in 1979 in Pensacola, Florida while Tom was in flight school and Deshua was teaching at Pensacola Christian High School. Tom is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and also received Masters degrees from Harvard University and Capital Bible Seminary. Tom retired from the Navy in July 2003 after a 25-year career where he and Deshua led and ministered to men, women and families in the Naval Aviation community.

Tom and Deshua feel that God has led them to work closely with families, encouraging couples in their marriage commitment, and equipping mothers and fathers in their desire to leave a Godly legacy. They married in 1983 and have four grown children, a wonderful daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.

The Booth Brothers

The Booth Brothers

Feb. 25, 2022

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Dr. Tom Messer

Dr. Tom Messer

Feb. 27, 2022 - Mar. 04, 2022

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Dr. Tom Messer is the Senior Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville. A native of Northfield, Massachusetts, Dr. Messer graduated from Maranatha Baptist Bible College where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1982 and was later awarded a Doctor of Divinity. In 1982, he began his association with Trinity Ministries as a basketball coach and teacher at Trinity Baptist College, where he earned his Master’s degree in Ministry. In 1991, he was appointed Executive Vice President of the college. On December 6, 1992, he became the pastor of Trinity Baptist Church and president of Trinity Baptist College. In 1998, he was named Chancellor of Trinity Baptist College.

Pastor Messer and his wife Lisa have four children: Drew, Christie, Michael, and Jacob. Dr. Messer enjoys spending time with his family, studying the Bible, reading books on the Christian life or church growth, eating barbecue or seafood, and playing golf. He’s also a fan of basketball, football and baseball.

Dr. John Barnett

Dr. John Barnett

Mar. 06 - 11, 2022

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Dr. John Barnett has been teaching the Word of God for 30+ years. Born and raised in Michigan, John has studied at Michigan State University, Bob Jones University (B.S., B.A., M.A., M. Div.),. The Master’s Seminary (faculty and Th. M. work), Dallas Theological Seminary (Dr. of Biblical Ministry) and with Francis Schaeffer at L’Abri Fellowship.

Called to the ministry as a young man—his passion remains prayer and the ministry of God’s Word. As a global Christian, and having ministered the Word in 40 nations around the world, John’s ministry is deeply touched by outreach and evangelism. As a Seminary Professor of Theology, Church History and the English Bible, John’s messages reflect the background of the Scripture from the ancient biblical world, the history of the church and the daily life in far corners of the planet.

John shares his life with Bonnie his beloved wife, and their eight wonderful children. In the past 30 years of uninterrupted ministry, John has served congregations in Michigan, Georgia, Rhode Island, California and Oklahoma before coming to the precious saints at Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2008.

The Collingsworth Family

The Collingsworth Family

Mar. 11, 2022

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Dr. Ray Pritchard

Dr. Ray Pritchard

Mar. 13 - 18, 2022

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Dr. Ray Pritchard serves as president of Keep Believing Ministries, an internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He has ministered extensively overseas in China, Bolivia, Columbia, Paraguay, Belize, Haiti, Nigeria, Switzerland, Russia, India, Nepal, and South Korea. He is a frequent conference speaker and guest on Christian radio and television talk shows. He has written 31 books, including Stealth Attack, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul, The Incredible Journey of Faith, The ABCs of Wisdom, Leadership Lessons of Jesus (with Bob Briner), Why Did This Happen to Me?, and Credo: Believing in Something to Die For.

He is a co-host of Today’s issues on American Family Radio. For 26 years he pastored churches in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Chicago. Most recently he pastored Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, IL for sixteen years. He is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.) and Talbot School of Theology (D.Min.). He has been married to Marlene for 46 years. They have three sons (Josh, Mark, and Nick). Josh and Leah were married in July 2006 and have two children, Knox and Violet. Mark and Vanessa were married in July 2007 and have three children, Eli, Penny, and Zoe. Nick and Sarah were married in July 2014 and have two children, Hannah and Joshua.

Dr. Pritchard’s hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.


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