Founding Staff - Left to Right - Jerry Martin (EXEC Dir, Camp Lurecrest Min) Bryan Norton, Holly Norton, Tom Phillips, Elieen Hartzler (School leader) Byronb Hartzler

Founding Staff - Left to Right - Jerry Martin (EXEC Dir, Camp Lurecrest Min) Bryan Norton, Holly Norton, Tom Phillips, Elieen Hartzler (School leader) Byronb Hartzler

History

Emmaus Ministries began in 2006 as a partnership between YWAM Montana and Camp Lurecrest Ministries.  The first school was run at Camp Lurecrest Ministries, using Lurecrest's non-profit and administrative structure, and YWAM’s basic curriculum.  This photo was taken a few days before our first class arrived, August 2006. In August 2016 we moved to our current campus at the Canterbury Conference Center, in Orlando, Florida. 

Mission

Emmaus Ministries exists to disciple and equip the Body of Christ with the Word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ through:

Inductive Bible Study,

Authentic Relationships,

and Community Life.


Vision

We seek to share with our students not only God’s Word, but also our lives, endeavoring to communicate and exemplify biblical truth and it’s relevance to all aspects and domains of life. We strive to better enable Christians to flourish in the many spheres of life, making no distinction between sacred and secular callings. It is our goal that students leave our classes with a thriving relationship with God rooted firmly in the gospel of grace and equipped with a big picture understanding of the Bible; herein lies the source of healthy relationships and a life led by the Holy Spirit that impacts the world for Christ.


Now

We are half way through our first resident class on the Orlando Campus. We are excited about what 2017 has in store. We can't wait to tell you about the next chapter of Emmaus Ministries in Orlando, FL.

Orlando Campus

 

Emmaus Ministries is located at the Canterbury Conference Center, in Oviedo, Florida. Students will enjoy a beautiful wooded campus on lake Gem, secluded from the hustle and bustle of the big city, yet right in the heart of Orlando, one of the largest tourist destinations in the southeast!

Contact Us

Emmaus Ministries
1601 Alafaya Trail
Oviedo, FL 32765

Office828-513-3738
Email: admin@emmausbibleministries.org

 
 

 

Staff

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Tom Phillips

Tom is one of the founding members of Emmaus Ministries and helped plant their first school in 2006. He earned a B.S. in Geology from Western Carolina University and is a graduate of YWAM’s DTS and SBS programs in Lakeside, Montana. He holds the role of Executive Director and oversees the vision and direction for the ministry. He is married to Julia and they have two beautiful kids: Anna and Luke.

Caleb Ives

Caleb is a fifth year staff member and part of the Emmaus Leadership team. He was an ESBS student in 2011-2012 and holds the role of student director. He holds a BA in Youth Ministry and Christian Education from Lee University as well as a Masters of Theology from Regent University. Caleb also travels regularly with Heart Cry International .  Caleb is married to Latoya and they have four beautiful daughters: Lily, Grace, Maya, and Faith.

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Ellen Stark

Ellen is a fifth year staff member and part of the Emmaus Leadership team. She was a student at the ESBS in 2011-2012 and is a fantastic bi-lingual Bible teacher. She oversees a large majority of the ministry’s administration and scheduling and also teaches. She is a graduate of YWAM’s DTS program in Brisbane Australia, as well as an avid sewer and writer. Follow her blog here.

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Trey Rogers

Trey is a third year staff member and part of the Emmaus Leadership team.  He was an ESBS student in 2013-2014 and a graduate of YWAM’s DTS and SOSM training schools in Colorado Springs. Their family has a huge heart for international missions and they travel yearly to various countries in the 10/40 window doing Bible teaching and discipleship training. Find out more about their ministry at TheRogersTable.com

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Kris & Sarah Wise

Kris and Sarah are first year staff members. Sarah earned a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2015. Kris graduated with a Digital Media BA and has worked in marketing and digital media for 11 years. In 2015 they welcomed their son Lincoln into their family of avid outdoor enthusiasts, self-proclaimed nerds and experimental cooks of delicious recipes. Keep up with their family adventures and ministry at TheWiseLife.org

 

2016-2017 Schedule