Youth Camp Speakers
3rd & 4th Grade Week:
5th & 6th Grade Week:
We are so excited to have The Lads back at Clydehurst this summer! The Lads come to us from the land way down under, New Zealand. They have CDs, a TV show, and comic books that can be seen and heard around the world and they are going to bring so much fun and energy to camp. The Lads love teaching kids about Jesus and the Bible and, of course, they love to rock!!! They are afraid that they may be attacked by owls when they’re in Montana, so we’ll have to make them feel safe. Check out all of the awesomeness at www.theladsband.com.
7th & 8th Grade Week:
High School Week (9th - 12th Grade):
Darin McWatters grew up in Phoenix, AZ where he learned to wear long pants in 120 degree weather, apply sunscreen without blotching, and avoid the dreaded venom of the Gila monster. For a couple of years he lived like a tamborineless gypsy, roaming incessantly back and forth across the highways and byways of America in the band, Everybodyduck. Then he did some missions work with mountain people in the Sierra Nevadas, as the Program Director of Hume Lake Christian Camps and founder of the Joshua Wilderness Institute. Now he lives in Fullerton, CA where he still wears long pants and sunscreen but almost never thinks about Gila monsters. He is currently Lead Pastor at First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton. He has been married to his wife Shannon for 22 years, and has four children Jack, Hank, Lily, and Will. Understandably, he is very tired most of the time.
Family Camp Speakers
Family Camp #1:
PJ was born in Redding, and grew up in Northern California. After graduating high school in 1982, he went to San Diego Christian College (then known as Christian Heritage College). He earned a degree in Counseling Psychology and a degree in Bible. But the biggest accomplishment was meeting his future wife, Sheri. They were married on Leap Year Day, 1988.
After graduation, God led them to Carson City, Nevada, where they eventually landed at Hilltop Community Church and continued to be involved with youth. PJ moved to working more with adults in 2007, as a teaching and counseling pastor.
In 2011, PJ and Sheri made the move to the Well Community Church, Fresno, serving as a member of the teaching team, campus pastor, and family pastor. Then, in 2017, they made their new home at the Well Kingsburg, in Kingsburg, CA, where PJ accepted the position as lead pastor.
Family Camp #2:
Bryan Hughes is the Senior Pastor of Grace Bible Church in Bozeman, MT (gbcmt.org), where he has served for the past 34 years. He has a Bachelorof Arts in New Testament Greek and Theology from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois; a Master of Arts in Exegetical Theology from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon; and a Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. Bryan has taught classes at a Bible college in Ukraine, Africa, and Siberia, as well as classes in Albania, Russia, Turkey, Ethiopia, Poland, and Italy. He is the author of 8:28, a book that examines the meaning and significance of Romans 8:28. He presently serves on the board of directors for The Master’s College and Seminary and serves on the faculty of Montana Bible College in Bozeman (montanabiblecollege.edu). Bryan enjoys hunting, reading, and playing basketball. He and his wife, Bev, have three grown children and 2 grandsons.
Family Camp #3:
Randy Williams is no stranger Clydehurst. He has been speaking at CCR youth camps since the mid 90s. Plus, all three of his children have worked numerous years as CCR summer staff. He is currently the Sr. Pastor of Arizona Hills Community Church (arizonahills.org) in Anthem, AZ. Randy and Judi grew up outside of Cleveland, OH. Randy received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in theology from Liberty University and they together have logged over 30 years of ministry experience in and around Phoenix. His preaching style has been described by many as, “whimsical, heartfelt, insightful and a little unconventional.” After 20 years of youth ministry, it’s hard to know what’s going to come out of his mouth next.
Family Camp #4:
July 29-August 4
Steve serves as Senior Pastor of CrossLife Evangelical Free Church in Libertyville, Illinois. The most important thing to know about him, he says, is that he loves Jesus, the Word of God, and the church. He loves his family, too. Steve and his wife, Priscilla, have four children (all married) and seven grandchildren. Prior to his move to the north suburbs of Chicago eleven years ago, Steve served as a pastor in Montana for two decades. He also taught at Montana Bible College for nineteen years.
In his spare time, Steve loves to teach, write, and fly fish. He is an adjunct faculty member at Moody Bible Institute, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Western Seminary. He is the author of five books, including RISEN: Fifty Reasons Why the Resurrection Changed Everything, and he is the co-author of The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists. He was also a Theological Advisor for several Old Testament books in the Jeremiah Study Bible. Steve has been a friend of Clydehurst for years and has been a speaker at previous Family Camps and the Men’s Fly Fishing Camp.
Family Camp #5:
Jerry has served as Senior Pastor at Grace Immanuel Bible Church in Jupiter, Florida, since 2001. He also serves as President and a faculty member of The Expositors Seminary in Jupiter and is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary. In addition to various articles and essays, Jerry has published a book for churchmen entitled Exemplary Spiritual Leadership.
He and his wife, Louise, have been married 36 years. They have four grown children and 11 grandchildren.
Family Camp #6:
Randy Smith was born in Manhattan, NY but moved early in life to the Chicago suburbs. He graduated from Illinois State University in 1988 (BS) and Chicago State University in 1994 (MA). For nine years Randy worked as a public school educator and athletic coach (football and wrestling). In 1997 he began full-time ministry at Grace Church of DuPage in Illinois. He graduated from Wheaton College in 2001 (MA), the same year he moved to New Jersey Shore to become the lead pastor of Grace Bible Church (www.jerseygrace.org). Randy loves spending time with his wife and four children and enjoys exercising, reading, visiting National Parks and rooting for Chicago sports teams . He also maintains a committed hobby of managing his “Grace Quotes” database (www.gracequotes.org).