Youth Pastor Nate Lesher

Pastor Nate Lesher is from Fredonia NY (just 30 miles from Niagara Falls). He is married to his beautiful wife, Janelle, who is a Jr. High Spanish teacher. They have been married for six years.  Nate has been pastoring for seven years and loves to see people grow in their relationship with Jesus. Nate is excited to be back at Peach Orchard Camp this summer and connect with all the students again. 











 

The Itzels

A lot of Christian bands and singers have come and gone over the past 26 years, but the Itzels have stood the test of time.  Bill and Karen, along with their children, Jessica, Ryan, Shannon, and Siri have now been touring full-time for almost 3 decades, and even after 55 recordings, 350 original songs, and over 3200 concerts, they are more relevant than ever.
    The Itzels have designed their ministry to supplement the work of the local church. An Itzels' concert includes original music, modern and traditional hymns and worship songs, an emphasis on family relationships, and teaching of the Word.
    There are many accolades that the Itzels could focus on such as Bill's number-one songs, ”Saved To The Uttermost" and "He's Still In The Fire" with the Speer Family, appearances on the Bill Gaither videos, 2 Grammy and 2 Dove award nominations, and headlining concerts for over 40,000 people, but to the Itzels, there is no greater thrill than hearing the voices of God's people lifting musical praise to their sovereign Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
    In 1999 Bill and Karen officially sat down and totally re-worked the vision for their ministry.  With a philosophy that was focused on how the local church operates and ministers, they were ready to become a one-of-a-kind ministry that churches could count on to fill “pulpit-time” in the 21st century.
    In 2012 Bill and Karen formed the non-profit ministry “Bill and Karen Itzel Ministries Inc.” for the specific purpose of spreading the gospel through biblically based songs and mission outreaches. 
    While the Itzels have no real answer as to what style they consider themselves (contemporary, country, rock, gospel, traditional), they have always been balanced and blended musically, with the emphasis on the lyrics and message of the songs.
    The Itzels are singers/songwriters who are committed to Christ, committed to truth, and committed to excellence.




 

Rev. Fred TenEyck

Rev. Fred TenEyck was born and raised in the Washington D.C. Metro area.  He was called into ministry in 1997 at the Cornerstone Peaceful Bible Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro, MD after years of working with campus ministries while attending the University of Maryland Baltimore County as well as with various music and youth ministries.  He was later ordained in January 2004 as an Associate Pastor.
Rev. Fred further answered the call of God in August 2005 when he founded the New Generation Christian Ministries in Silver Spring, MD.  After almost 10 years serving as the Pastor of NGCM, Rev. Fred prayerfully made the decision to leave in June of 2014 and become a member of Layhill Community Church, a Free Methodist Church also in Silver Spring, Maryland.
In August of 2015, Rev. Fred happily accepted an opportunity to serve New Vision Fellowship Church as the Interim Senior Pastor and continues to serve in this capacity.  In addition, he serves as the Director of Academics with Scotland Storm, an after-care program which targets under-achieving students in a low-income community in Potomac Maryland.  
Rev. Fred's Favorite scripture is found in Romans 5:8 which reads, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."  He currently lives in Silver Spring with his wife, Yvonne and 3 children, Daquan (USN), Leah & Christian.



 

The Henry's:

John and Melinda Henry served in Liberia as missionaries from 2007~2010. While there they laid the spiritual foundation needed for the church to move forward. They taught many classes required for ordination, oversaw the building of a church, held Bible studies and led a small worship service every Sunday morning at a local gas station. 
  After returning in 2010 for medical reasons the Henry's felt lead to create Soul Food Ministries, a non-profit organization that provides spiritual and physical nourishment to those in need in our world. Presently through generous donations Soul Food Ministries provides monthly rice to 19 pastor's families and 3 pastor's widows in Liberia as well as lunch three times a week to 215 students at Great Commission School. 
  Melinda has returned to Liberia short-term in 2012 and 2014. In March 2016, John and Melina led a team of 7 to Liberia on a short- term missions trip.
  In 2014, Melinda was appointed as the head pastor of New Hope Ministries in Mayfield Heights,  Ohio. Together the Henrys continue serve the Lord.


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