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For over 75 years, Word of Life has been on the cutting edge of family and youth ministry. Our highly sought after speakers are ready to serve you and your event with sound biblical content and engaging presentations, shared in a way that meets people right where they are.

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Rich Andrews

Rich Andrews

Vice President of Youth and Family Camps

Rich Andrews serves as the Vice President of Youth and Family Camps. Rich is a graduate of the first and second-year programs of Word of Life Bible Institute (92’-95’) and he has a B.S. in Business Management and Ethics from Trinity College of Florida. In 1994, Rich married his wife, Lynn. In 1995, Rich and Lynn became full-time staff with Word of Life in New York and served on the Ranch, Island and in Gospel Productions. In the fall of 2000, Rich and Lynn became part of the staff at Word of Life Florida where they currently serve in Camp, at the Conference Center, and at the Bible Institute.

Areas of Speaking
Dedication Services / Evangelism / Missions / Speaker / Spiritual Emphasis Week at Christian School

Brian Baker

Brian Baker

Executive Dean Word of Life Bible Institute

Brian is the Vice President of the New York Bible Institute and camps for Word of Life. He is passionate about preaching, teaching, and training up the next generation of leaders. Brian speaks frequently at churches, youth camps, conferences, and events all over the country and around the world. He is a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute and has his Master of Divinity from Carolina University. Brian and his wife Lynn have three children: Courtney (married to Zach), Allison, and Corbin.

Areas of Speaking
Bible Conferences / Camps / Evangelism / Family / Local Churches / Men’s Retreats / Speaker / Student Ministry / Youth Leader Training

John Collins

John Collins

Director of Word of Life Youth Ministries

John Collins has been in youth work for over 35 years, serving with Word of Life in Southern California for 11 years, Northeast PA for 16 years, and since 2014 he has served as the Director for Word of Life Local Church Ministry. He has traveled to numerous countries and spoken in conferences and churches. John is committed to two goals in Word of Life Local Church Ministries: every student everywhere hearing the Gospel from a friend, and every student everywhere growing in their walk with Christ. He is passionate about mobilizing the next generation to reach their generation with the gospel.

John and his wife Pam have three children: Tyler (married to Michelle), Brandon (married to Megan), and Janelle. John enjoys sports, yard work, woodworking, and spending time with his children and five grandchildren.

Areas of Speaking
Camps / Motivational / Speaker / Youth Retreats

Scott Foreman

Scott Foreman

Vice President of Growth and Impact Strategies

Scott and his wife, Rachel, have been in full-time ministry since 1999, serving with Word of Life and in pastoral ministry. Their greatest treasure is the four sons that the Lord has entrusted to them. Scott dedicated his life to the Lord when he was 16 years old at Word of Life Canada. His desire is to use his giftedness to see the Lord’s work move forward with intentionality, passion, and wise stewardship. Scott is a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute, Carolina University (B.S.) and Liberty University’s School of Divinity (M.Min.).

Kyle Gray

Director of The Coast and Pursuit Camp; Regional Coordinator of Youth Ministries Florida

Kyle has been serving with Word of Life and preaching the Word for over 20 years, and he has a passion to see revival happen in the lives of young people. Kyle’s calling is to ignite excellence in others through preaching God’s Word and discipleship, and he has put this calling into practice as he serves as the Camp Director of The Coast, Pursuit Camp, and as a Regional Coordinator with Local Church Ministries. Kyle is a graduate of the Word of Life Bible Institute and Tennessee Temple University. Kyle, his wife Nicola, and their four children live in Hudson, Florida.

Areas of Speaking
Christian Life / Dedication Services / Evangelism / Motivational / Speaker / Spiritual Emphasis Week at Christian School / Student Ministry / Youth Leader Training

Don Lough Jr

Don Lough Jr

President and CEO of Word of Life Fellowship, Inc

Donald Lough, Jr. follows a great legacy of leadership over Word of Life Fellowship, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the ministry as he shares the passion of those who have gone before him – holding forth the Word of Life. He graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute (Bible Certificate), Cedarville University (Bachelor of Arts), Dallas Theological Seminary (Master of Theology), and Capital Seminary (Doctor of Ministry in Strategic Leadership). He has also received honorary doctorates from Tennessee Temple University and Davis College.

Don’s ministry journey began when he was a young adult playing the piano in church and serving at Word of Life Camps. Unique leadership opportunities surfaced during Don’s years in seminary, including assisting Drs. Howard Hendricks and Mark Bailey, serving as program administrator for the Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership, and taking on the role of manager of prospect research at Dallas Theological Seminary. He returned to Word of Life in 1992 and became vice president of the international division five years later. In 2011, he was named executive director of the worldwide organization. He is a contributing author for multiple books and serves on the board of trustees at Cedarville University.

Don and his amazing wife, Darla, have been married for over 30 years and rejoice in being the parents of four adult children who are engaged in ministry.

Chip Nightingale

Chip Nightingale

Director of the Advancement Department

Chip Nightingale brings 25 years of experience to support those faithfully serving Word of Life through their giving, making a significant impact on the organization.

Tommy Sewall

Tommy Sewall

Director of Word of Life Island and Snowcamp

Tommy Sewall is an avid adventurer and action sports enthusiast who spent most of his middle school and high school years either on a mountain, at the skatepark, or behind a ski boat. Tommy also developed a passion for youth ministry in high school which led him to spend a year studying at Word of Life Bible Institute, after which he finished his degree in youth ministry at Clarks Summit University. The combination of his love for adrenaline and ministry have given Tommy some fun and unique illustrations over the years, which have allowed him to connect with students in an incredible way. Now serving as the director for Word of Life Island and Snowcamp, Tommy works year-round on reaching the next generation and helping them grow closer to God.

Areas of Speaking
Speaker / Teen Conferences and Meetings / Young Adult Conferences and Meetings / Youth Culture and Gen Z

Karen Smith

Karen Smith

Dean of Women for Word of Life Bible Institute NY Campus

Karen Smith has served as the Dean of Women at the New York campus of Word of Life Bible Institute since 2009. She is a 1979 graduate of WOLBI and has served in various roles at Word of Life Fellowship. In 2018, she completed her biblical counseling certification through Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Her role at the Bible Institute encompasses discipleship, counseling, teaching, training and administration for the female students.

Karen met her husband, Kevin, while attending the Bible Institute. Through various trials during marriage and in subsequent years after Kevin’s death due to suicide, God shaped and deepened her relationship with Him.  She has three wonderful sons, three beautiful daughters-in-law and six of the most amazing grandchildren.

She loves digging in the rich soil of God’s Word to offer hope to women living out Christ where He has planted them.

Areas of Speaking
Biblical Womanhood / Depend On and Be Occupied with Christ / Discipleship / Knowing Him by Name: The Names of God / Passionately Pursuing God: Growing in Spiritual Disciplines / Psalms for the Seasons of Life / Resting in Him / Speaker / the Great I AM / Through the Storm: Walking Through the Hard Seasons of Life in the Comfort of our Father

Kris Stout

Kris Stout

Executive Vice President of International and Youth Ministries

Kris Stout graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute, after attending both the New York and Argentina campuses. He and his wife Debbie began the Word of Life ministry in France in 1999, where they served for over 10 years before being asked to return to the United States to serve in the home office. Kris now serves as Executive Vice President of International and Local Church Ministries. In this role, he oversees more than 1,500 missionaries in 80 countries. Married for 24 years, Kris and Debbie have three children: Natalia, Mickaël, and Luc. They currently reside in Hudson, Florida.

Areas of Speaking
Christian Life / Discipleship / Evangelism / Leadership / Missions / Mobilization / Speaker / Student Ministry

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We are a non-denominational Christian organization creating faith-defining experiences that give students and families the chance to encounter God and grow in their spiritual walks.