2023 speaker bios

  • Pastor Juan saa

    July 2 -  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.

  • Rev. jim johnson

    July 9 - 10:00 am

    July 10, July 11, July 12,

    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.

  • Bill Vanderbush

    July 16 - 10:00 am

    July 16, 17, 18 - 7:00 pm

    Bill grew up on the mission field, traveling all over the world and seeing thousands impacted by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He married his childhood best friend and his school sweetheart, Traci .  Bill and his wife travel speaking in conferences and churches around the world.   

  • Rev. Dave Ripper

    july 23 - 10:00 AM

    Dave serves at the lead pastor of Crossway Christian Church in Nashua and Milford, NH and as the chaplain of the Boston Bruins.  Dave and his wife, Erin, have three kids.  Dave is trying to hike all 48 of NH’s 4,000 foot mountains.


  • Bruce Van Natta

    July 29 - 7:00 pm

    Bruce Van Natta has been sent on a mission from Jesus to start fires in people’s hearts for God. Since being crushed under a semi-truck and having an out of body experience where he witnessed the angels the Lord sent, he has gone into fulltime ministry.

  • Dr. Dave Berman

    July 30 - 10:00 AM

    Reverend Berman has been in ordained ministry since 1991. He is the founding and Senior Pastor of The Christian Life Fellowship Church in Swanzey, NH.


  • Rev. Tim Bogertman

    august 6 - 10:00 AM

    Tim Bogertman was born and raised in Northern New Jersey and felt called to ministry at a young age.  After Tim graduated, he worked in campus ministry for 7 years.  The past 16 years, he has been serving at the First Congregational Church of Revere; as Associate Pastor and now Senior Pastor.  Tim and his wife Krista have 3 children. 

  •                       Rev. Jere vincent

                       august 13 - 10:00 AM

    Jere Vincent communicates with passion and commitment.  He has experience in the worlds of higher education and ministry.  Jere has over 20 years of church ministry and leadership experience in marriage and family ministries. 

  •                           teen challenge

                         August 20 - 10:00 AM

    Teen Challenge NH provides adults, teens and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution, clinical counseling, and life-coaching for drugs, alcohol, and other life-controlling problems in order to become productive members of society. 

  •                         Rev. Joshua Rice

                        August 27 - 10:00 AM

    Josh serves as Associate Pastor at Emmanuel AC Church in Rochester, NH. He and his wife Sarah, along with their six children, love serving the Lord in the Seacoast region.


  •                        Rev. Willie batson

                        september 3 - 10:00 am

    Willie Batson inspires his audience with practical information that challenges individuals and couples to work together through relational issues with a Christ-centered approach.  Willie brings both humor and practical wisdom to his presentations.