Here you can find our list of current and past chapel speakers, musicians, and ministry partner organizations.
Jack Hager has been coming to Crescent Lake since 1979! He has been a speaker both here and at camps throughout the United States. Jack provides challenging, thought-provoking messages in a straightforward style.
Terry and Debby Baxter have over 20 years of pastoral experience with Church planting and Church renewals. Throughout their years in ministry they have spent time ministering at Churches, Bible Camps, Conferences, Crusades, Sportsman’s Retreats, Marriage Retreats, in Prisons, and a number of other areas always bringing Bible-centered and gospel-focused messages to meet the needs of those they minister to.
Over the past 29 years, Jay has spoken in numerous churches, conferences, secular schools, Christian schools, universities and various other venues, with audiences ranging from 50 to over 5,000. Although his initial apologetics talks covered almost all aspects of the defense for the Christian faith, he is currently focusing on the authority and inspiration of Scripture. Since the Bible arguably gets attacked more for its creation account than any other area, he covers that extensively, but the overall picture is always the authority of God’s Word. Jay has authored several books on the creation controversy and is currently serving as the Managing Director for the Creation Education Center. His full bio can be found at www.cecwisc.org.
Barry Rudesill has served on staff at Crescent Lake Bible Camp and as the Youth Pastor at Hidden Valley Community Church in Dodgeville, WI. He uses his 20+ years of working with teens in Christian Camping to help youth draw real-life applications from the Scriptures. With humor, a few tricks up his sleeve and an interactive presentation style, Barry inspires others to see themselves as God sees them. Barry enjoys playing outdoors doing activities like rock-climbing and hiking, while spending time with his family.
DR. CHAD BROWN
Chad Brown is a pastor and Christian apologist who holds a BS in religion with a focus on youth ministry and an MTS in theological studies from Liberty University. He received a DMin in expository preaching and teaching from Liberty’s Rawlings School of Divinity. Chad’s doctoral thesis focused on combatting secular humanism with a strategy for teaching theology and apologetics to high school students. Chad teaches theology, philosophy, and apologetics as an online instructor. He spends his summers speaking at camps and surfing. Follow him on Instagram and YouTube @drchadbrown.
NORTHERN LAKES IMPACT CENTER
The Northern Lakes Impact Center is our new partner in programming. Through Northern Lakes, we are proud to offer Environmental Education, Leadership Institute and Teambuilding for groups ranging from At-risk / Adjudicated Youth to Fortune 100 Companies.
The Trek is an online video series that helps participants learn more about themselves, their behaviors, and their emotional reactions toward situations and people they encounter every day. This personal development curriculum assists adults, parents, spouses, children, and families celebrate the strengths in their lives while recognizing areas where there is room for improvement. The Trek is a program for you, about you and by you. It helps those who want freedom to learn more about their behaviors and the belief systems that drive those behaviors. It is for everyone and no one who completes the journey will be the same.