2022 speaker bios

  • Rev. jim johnson

    July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31 - 10:00 am

    July 10-13 & July 24-27 7:00 pm

    Jim served as a pastor for twenty years in Louisiana, Illinois, and Flor id a and received his MDiv from New Orleans Baptist Theo­ logical Seminary. He began "Just A Preach­ er" Ministries" in 2005. Jim has spoken many times at Alton Bay and is always well received.

  • Don Piper

    July 9 - 7:00 pm

    On his way home from a church conference in 1989, Don Piper's car was hit head­ on by a semi truck. Emergen­cy personnel responded and pronounced him dead on the scene. A passing minister r ceived permission to enter Don's car and be­ gan praying over the lifeless body. Ninety minutes later, Don returned to life on earth with vivid memories of God's perfect place - Heaven. Thirt y-four operations and years of recovery forced Don and his family to find a "new normal."  His inspirational st ory has touched millions around the globe, helping many to find hope following tragedyand loss.

  •                                 Pastor Juan saa

                     august 7 & August 28      10:00 am

    Pastor Juan Saa and his wife Ana have been serving at the LifeWay church since it's beginning in 2000.  He started out as a worship leader, and accepted God's calling as Lead Pastor in 2004.  Having come to the US from their home country of Columbia, their passion for God and His word, prayer and people is not only evident in the ministry, but in every area of their lives.

  • Dr Peter Chamberland

    August 14        10:00 AM

    Peter was born in the State of Maine into a Pastor's home where he was raised in church, Christian school, and a godly environment. He accepted

    Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 5 in his dad's church and then, at a Bible Camp a few years later,surrendered his life to preach. Preach­ in g and ministering have been the lifelong minis­tries of Peter and his wife, Crystal since they were married in 1998.   They served  together for 15 years with the Rock of Ages Prison Ministry be­ fore starting the Granite State Baptist Church in Concord, NH in 2013. Through the opportunities to travel and preach on 6 continents assisting lo ­ cal church ministries and pastors, they have seen the Almighty God do wonderful things.


  • Pastor Ryan Bastress

    August 20       7:00 pm

    Pastor Bastress has been ministering the gospel across the United States. He has also gotten the opportunity

    to travel internationally several times since 2014. No matter where God opens a door, Ryan will willingly go in order to see people's lives changed. In Ma y 2015, Ryan became the full time Community Life Pas­ tor at his home church, Harvest Chapel, in Abbottstown, PA, as well as part time itin­erant minister.

  • Rev. Frank Jewett

    August 21       10:00 AM

    Frank has been serving in pastoral roles in Ad­ vent Christian Churches since graduating from Berkshire Christian Col­lege in 1977. He plant­

    ed a church in the Philippines, held the first area Directorate for Africa and Europe postion for the denomination, led in camp meetings in       Maine as well as advised on the International Outreach Advisory

    Committee. Frank was the senior pastor at the Advent Christian Church in Haverhill, MA for the last ten years and retired in March 2021 and is now living in Fitch bu rg, MA.

  • Dr Nicholas Perrin

    September 4       10:00 AM

    Dr. Nicholas Perrin is the President of Trinity In­ternational University.

    Dr. Perrin was the dean of the Wheaton Graduate School where he held the Franklin S. Dyrness Chair of Biblical Studies and is the author of several books.