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Youth Speakers

In case you are looking for speakers or retreat leaders, here is a list we recommend because we have personally heard and worked with them.  We are sure there are many others and as we continue to discover them, we will add them to our list.

Ken Smith
Ken is the former team chaplain for schools including Florida State University Clemson University.  He is also on the Board of Trustees for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Ken has many roles including husband, pastor, coach, trainer, father, grandfather, friend, mentor, motivational speaker, teacher, evangelist, and friend of God.

Dave Thomas
Dave has been working with youth for over 13 years. He has been in the education system since 2001. Dave is currently an assistant high school principal in Wake County.

Adrian Despres
Adrian is intense, exciting, wild, and crazy.  His love for the Lord is so evident, as well as his passion to know and follow God daily.

Jeremy Kingsley
Jeremy's servant spirit and his deep love for Jesus illuminate his messages and challenges listeners with a lasting impact.  He takes such strong messages and breaks them down into a way that even the youngest of believers can understand.

Chad Poe

Chad Poe
For seven years, Chad has been speaking Biblical truth into students lives. Chad preaches God's Word through story telling, media, and visual experience. As someone not simply called to speak, Chad believes in the importance of relationship and seeks to get to know students when he is away from the stage. Ultimately, Chad hopes to see students moved into a deeper relationship with Christ. In turn, those students will live lives of action that impact their community and world.

Steve Ayers
Steve is exciting to listen to and is never boring! His taste for driving Harley's and his love for all people has given him a passion to spread God's love everywhere he goes.  He is the Senior Pastor of Hillvue Church in Bowling Green, KY.  He has been a popular speaker at our summer camps at Caswell.

Derwin Gray

Derwin Gray
Derwin played 5 seasons in the NFL with the Colts and one season with the Carolina Panthers. D. Gray, as the students call him, has a great passion for God and wants to share that passion with students so they can share with their friends.

Gary Permenter
Gary tells stories as he preaches that will make you stop and think. His easy-going manner makes you want to sit back and relax and soak in all the truth that he is preaching.

Chad Norris
Chad is a speaker and writer who desires to lead people in their spiritual journeys to become loving followers of Jesus Christ. In this calling, he speaks to children, students and adults in a variety of settings and writes several resources.

Chad Hambrick
Chad Hambrick has been ministering to students and their families for over 14 years. Chad has a love for students and desires more than anything to see followers of Christ develop into the people that God has created them to be by keeping Jesus as the focus of their lives.

Freddy T. Wyatt
Freddy T. is pastor of The Gallery Church of New York City. He is a passionate worshipper of Jesus Christ, powerful preacher to all ages. He brings the Word with vivid illustrations as he unpacks the meaning of the text.  He loves seeing students awakened to God's glory. Freddy T. and his wife Susan live in Manhattan with their three children.

Jamie Ward
Jamie's style is warm and his preaching insightful.  He is the Associate Pastor of Preaching and Evangelism at Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green, KY.

Allen Jackson

Allen Jackson
Allen is the Founder and Director of the Youth Ministry Institute at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he serves as Associate Professor of Youth Education.  He is a much sought after youth ministry speaker and author of 6 books on youth ministry.

Stewart Hall

Stuart Hall
Stuart believes that depth of character and intimacy with God determines the width of personal influence, and he communicates his passion for Christ and students in an unforgettable way. His unique blend of humor and powerful application makes him one of today's best communicators.

David Nasser
Part time speaker, author, visionary and ALL minister.  David Nasser's greatest passion is to connect people to the living God. David uses relevant methods to communicate the life-changing messages of the gospel to more than 700,000 people annually.

Voddie Baucham
Voddie Baucham has been called an "evangelist to intellectuals."  He is an author, Bible Teacher, churchman and an apologist.  His unique blend of sould biblical exposition and cutting-edge relevance make him one of the most unique and compelling voices in modern evangelical circles.

Afshin Ziafat
Afshin is a former Muslim that accepted Christ in his senior year of high school.  His testimony is a powerful witness to God's grace and faithfulness even in the midst of persecution.

Ron Fowler
Ron is the Associate and Student Pastor for the First Baptist Church of Garner, NC.  Ron is an NC Net Leader and serves as a member on the committee that helps to plan the summer Youth Weeks at Caswell.

Jon Owens
Jon is on staff at Blessed Hope Baptist Church and is part-time traveling evangelist. His down-to-earth personality and stories challenge students to really make a difference in the world they live in.

Josh Lawrence
Josh has been working with youth and children for 7 years and has worked at Caswell as staff and as a member of BDT for several years. A recent graduate from UNC Chapel Hill, Josh is a high school teacher and youth leader. His relevance and passion keeps the students engaged by breaking down the scriptures and bringing them to life. Josh desires to raise the bar that the church has set for youth and to raise up student leaders.

Chris Allen
Chris has been working with the Bedotell Staff for four years now, since returning home form St Thomas, Virgin Islands where his sister, Merrie Johnson and his father, found him homeless in 2001. Chris, also is one of our keynote speakers on our state "Reach Up Tours". He recently graduated from Fruitland and now is living and studying at Southeastern.

Mac Johnson
Mac Johnson brings a freshness when speaking to teenagers because he understands where they are and so desires for them to live out their faith in Jesus Christ. Mac has served as the drama intern and other team assignments on the BeDoTell team for many years. His most recent adventure was spending the summer of 2012 in Australia an an International Summer Missionary for ten weeks. While over there, he had numerous opportunities to speak to teenagers as well as adults on what it means to follow Jesus with your whole life. Mac would be a terrific speaker for DiscipleNow, Fifth Quarters, and other retreats for students.

Eddie Briery

Eddie Briery

EJ Swanson

EJ Swanson

Jack Easterby

Jack Easterby