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BGL  Itinerary 2023-2024

Jan 9-10         Chapel at Faith Baptist Bible College

            Ankeny, IA.  Dr. Jim Tillotson, President

Jan 11-12        Working with Faith Baptist Bible College  Ankeny, IA.

Jan 21-28        Greenville, SC   Wife Charlene’s heart surgery

Jan 30-Feb 3        Refresh Conference at Faith Baptist Bible College    Ankeny, IA.

Feb 4-17        Greenville, SC
            Charlene’s requirement to be in Greenville for a month following surgery                     for monitoring

Feb 18-19        Morning services at Macomb Baptist Church, Pastor Ron Wagner                     retirement and pastor appreciation service Chesterfield, MI

Feb 21            VCY Radio and Television board meeting Milwaukee, WI

Feb 22-25        Greenville, SC for the last days of Charlene’s required monitoring

Feb 26- March 1    Faith Baptist Bible College  Ankeny, IA

March 11-12        Hunters Banquet and Sunday Services

            Grace Baptist Church, Sun Prairie, WI Pastor Dean Howell

March 24-25        Men for Christ Meeting - Revival Theme Venture, IA 

            Phil Betz, Director of Iowa Assoc. of Regular Baptist Camp

            Pastor Bjuekne Retreat Director

April 1-4        Pastor’s Leadership Conference and Sunday Services at 

            Village Bible Church Salina, KS J.J. Sexton Pastor

            Jacob Crough Coordinator

April 21        Pastor Appreciation Dinner Independent Baptist Church

            Bollingbrook, IL  Jack Lezza Pastor

April 26        Day of Prayer Faith Baptist Bible College  Ankeny, IA

May 19-21         Commencement Service Faith Baptist Church and School

            Clinton Township, MI 

May 27-28        30th Anniversary Services Twin City Baptist

            Marinette, WI Matt Decleene Pastor

June 1            Grandson’s Graduation Wade Hampton High School

            Greenville, SC

June 11-16        Staff Training Camp Kanesatake     

            Spruce Creek, PA    

June 17        Granddaughter’s Wedding

            Greenville, SC

July 15-21        Family Camp Gitchee Gumee Bible Camp

            Eagle River, MI  Rob Fischer Director

Aug 7-11        In-Service Faith Baptist Bible College and Seminary

            Ankeny, IA Dr. Jim Tillotson President

Sept 15-17        Multi-Church Men’s Retreat  Camp Peniel Robert Condict Director

            Heartland Bible Church, Marysville OH 

Oct 2            Old School Pastor and Family Ministry Fundamental Baptist Church

            Kinross, MI Tim Rader Pastor

Oct 12-13        Wisconsin Association of Christian Schools

            Wisconsin Dells, WI Dr. Bob Loggins Director

Oct 24-27        Senior Saints Retreat The Wilds Camp and Conference Center

            Rosman, NC John Bott Coordinator

**Note: Most of the time that meetings are not scheduled is dedicated to Faith Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Ankeny, IA.

                2024 Itinerary

Jan 8-11        Beginning of Semester at Faith Baptist Bible College and Seminary

            Ankeny, IA

Jan 12-13        Men’s Retreat Camp Cheek

            Chetek, WI Randy Tanis Director

Feb 9-10        Couples Retreat Camp Chetek

            Chetek, WI Randy Tanis Director

July 3-6         Family Camp Red Cliff Bible Camp

            Pineville, WY. 

*** As meetings for 2024 are confirmed they will be added to the schedule ***

 * UPDATED* 2022 Building Great Leaders Itinerary

Jan. 3 – 9 GMSA FIELD CONFERENCE, Camp Sparta, Sebring FL Tom Gibbons, Director, Gospel Mission of South America
Jan. 13 Faith Baptist Bible College & Seminary Ankeny, IA. Chapel
Jan. 28-30 Walnut Park Baptist Church, Muscatane, IA. Prayer Advance, Pastor David Woods.

Feb. 1 – 4 Faith Baptist Bible College & Seminary, Ankeny, IA, Jim Tillotson


Feb. 21- Mar. 4 BJU and Seminary, Greenville, SC Dr. Steve Pettit & Dr. Neal Cushman Series of Classes, Chapels and Meetings with individuals

March 5 Calvary Baptist Church, Simpsonville, SC , Men’s Conference, Pastor Andy Haney
March 17 VCY Radio & Television Board Meeting Milwaukee, WI


April 1 Brinkman Adventures Banquet, Milwaukee WI

April 8-17 Evangelistic meetings, Hamilton Square Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA. Dr. David Innis, Pastor, and Dan Pelletier, Associate Pastor.

April 21 VCY Radio & Television Board Meeting
April 23 Baptists for Life, Calvary Baptist Church, Watertown, WI. Pastor Andrew Buhrow.
April 24 Calvary Baptist Church, Watertown, WI. Pastor Bob Loggins. AM & PM services
April 30 Baptists for Life, Menominee, WI. Pastor Andrew Buhrow.

May 1            Immanuel Baptist Church, Pastor Mike VanZee, AM & PM Services
May 5-7        Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA, Graduation Jim Tillotson, President
May 12-13   Granddaughter’s graduation, Clemson University, SC.
May 17       VCY Radio & Television Board Meeting
May 22-25.   West Stanley Baptist Church, Albemarle, NC Missions Conference, Pastor Warren Brown 


June 7-9 Woodcrest Baptist Church, Fridley, MN. NCA National Pastors’ Meeting. Bob Loggins, Director

June 12-17 Camp Kanesatake, Spruce Creek, PA. Seth Hoffman, Director.  Camp Staff Training
June 25    Northwoods Retreat (TBD) Watersmeet, MI


July 15    Calumet High School Reunion, Calumet MI, Les’ Class of 1961 Reunion
July 23-29  Gitchee Gumee Bible Camp, Eagle River MI (attending)

August 1-10 Harvest Ministries, Guam. In-service staff training for church, school, and college. Dr. Gary Walton, Pastor/Director.

August 29 - Sep 1 Iowa Regular Baptist Camp, Venture IA, Sr. Adult Retreat

September 2-5 Grace Baptist Church, Chariton, IA. Family Camp. Pastor Dennis St. Lawrence.
September 19-20 Wisconsin Fellowship of Baptist Churches, Greendale Baptist Church, Greendale, WI. Pastor Tom Loggins

September 25    Calvary Baptist Church, Sparta, WI Morning Service and Agape Fundraiser, Pastor Mike Ohman

Oct 1-3    Wilds New England, Deering, NH, New England Pastor Conference, Director Rand Hummel
Oct 7-9    Trail Ridge Camp, Hillsboro, WI, Father Son Retreat, Director Aaron Snyder

November 2-4 Mid-America Association of Christian Schools. Matt Williams, Director. Educator Conference.


 Upcoming in 2023

Jan. 31 - Feb. 3 Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA, 2023 REFRESH CONFERENCE. Jim Tillotson, President

May 19 Faith Christian School, Warren MI, High School Graduation