Lake Yale Conference Center
EATThe kitchen staff prepares wonderful meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. Meals are served in the Magnolia Dining hall.
SLEEPHotel style rooms with private bathrooms. Most rooms sleep 3 people with 1 Full and 1 Twin size beds. Some rooms may include a King size bed and a rollaway. Linens are provided for your group by the Conference Center unless staying on one of the dorms or cabins. Note: Housing priority is based on date deposits are received in the Student Life office.
PLAYFree Time Options: There's a variety of activities to enjoy including basketball, volleyball, canoes ($10/day), disc golf (bring your discs!), and a swimming pool. Wifi Availability - Complimentary wifi is available for all guests.
TRAVELGainesville – 77 miles (1 hr 28 min); Orlando – 50 miles (59 min); Daytona – 60 miles (1 hr 19 min); Jacksonville, FL – 131 miles (2 hrs 11 min); Valdosta – 178 miles (2 hrs 46 min). Please click here for directions to Lake Yale Baptist Conference.
- Venetian Gardens Park 352.728.9885
- Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve - Pear Park
- Feel free to enjoy area attractions on your way to or from camp.
Sammy Lopez was born the “son of a preacher man,” but vowed never to follow in his father’s footsteps. God had another plan.
Raised among a family of pastors, including his grandfather and two uncles in addition to his father, Sammy often saw the difficult side of ministry. Because his father was a pastor and church planter, his family moved often around the state of Texas and Arizona. By the age of 13, Sammy began to recognize hypocrisy of church members and the brutal way they would often treat his parents. As a result, Sammy developed a bitterness that crept into his heart and quit following the Lord. It wasn’t until the age of 18 that Sammy gave his life back to Christ and surrendered to ministry.
Today, Sammy is lead pastor of Mighty Fortress Christian Fellowship in San Antonio, TX, and one of the most sought-after Hispanic communicators in the nation, speaking to thousands of people of all ages each year. He has been seen on “The 700 Club,” TBN, ManaVision T.V. and Daystar Christian Television.
Sammy has worked with ministries and organizations including Chuck Colson’s Prison Fellowship, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan’s Purse, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Team First and Goal Inc.
In addition to ministry, Sammy was able to live out his childhood dream in December 2006 when he was invited to try out with the Austin Wranglers in the Arena Football League. Though Pastor Sammy has concluded his free agency in the AFL, he desires to use his experiences as a testimony to proclaim that the Lord grants His children the desires of their hearts. He is married and has one daughter.
Sammy is a relevant, humorous and biblically challenging communicator. His personal experience allows him to easily relate to individuals who have turned away from the church or are facing difficulties with their faith.
This is SL/Worship, a worship experience that will serve as a catalyst for the spiritual formation of your students. SL/Worship is a collective of individuals who have a passion and talent for leading worship and working with students. We love to serve your church by connecting students to God’s word through worship and the Word.
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