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Founder’s Bible Conference 2021

April 9-11, Word of life Bible Institute, New York

Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.Psalm 119:90

Dr. Ray Pritchard

Dr. Ray Pritchard serves as president of Keep Believing Ministries. He ministers extensively across the US and in South Korea, Ukraine, Uganda, Kenya, China, and the Philippines. He has written 31 books, including Stealth Attack, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, and An Anchor for the Soul. He is a co-host of Today’s Issues on American Family Radio. He has been married to Marlene for 46 years. They have three sons (all married) and ten grandchildren.
Dr. Pritchard’s hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War. He hit the 50,000-mile mark on his bike riding in 2020.

Dr. Ben Gutierrez

Dr. Ben Gutierrez comes to Grove Avenue from serving as a Teaching Pastor/Executive Leadership Member of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg Virginia and has also served as Co-Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Liberty University. Ben and his wife Tammy have over 22 years of ministry experience in various positions in the local church and Christian educational ministry.
Ben holds a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Master of Religion and Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has published 12 books with Lifeway/Broadman & Holman and has ministered to many churches across the country. Ben and Tammy are proud parents of two daughters, Lauren & Emma.

Live Streaming

This year we will be streaming all sessions live on the Word of Life Facebook page! We would love your presence at this year's Founder's Conference, but if you are unable to attend this is the next best thing.

Meal Plans

We are offering meal plans for the Founders Conference weekend, which can be purchased at the Student Services Desk. The cost for the entire weekend is $50 for adults and $35 for children. Individual meals will also be available for purchase.

If you have any questions, please contact Word of Life Customer Service at (518) 494-6000.


In order to better accommodate our Founders Bible Conference guests, we have four cabins at the Word of Life Pines available to rent. Two cabins, North Carolina and New Hampshire, are 8-person units. The other two cabins, Upper Canada and Lower Canada, are 6-person units. Interested in reserving a cabin? Click the button below:

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