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July 3-7, 2023

APEX 2022 Highlights

APEX 2022 Highlights

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The heart of APEX is to bring students in grades 7-12 into an impactful week with the Lord.  The APEX experience forms around three simple ideas: Come, Learn, and Live.

Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths. 

Isaiah 2:3


APEX was born out of the desire to see students encounter God in worship and community. This week will challenge students to live faithfully at camp and when they return home. 



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Adam Van Arsdale is a seasoned minister who has served in various capacities in the ministry for over a decade. Most recently, he has served as Student and Family Pastor in Nederland.  Adam has a passion for teaching individuals, both students and adults, about the significance of a personal study of Scripture. He holds a double major in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Care & Counseling, which he earned in 2020 from Johnson University. Additionally, Adam is a registered nurse, although he is not currently practicing. Adam is a devoted family man, married to his wife for over a decade and they are proud parents to three beautiful daughters, Alaina, Kinsley and Sadie. He is committed to his family and his ministry and strives to make a positive impact in the lives of those he serves.

Adam Van Arsdale

Camp Pastor

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Brandon has led worship for the past 6+ years in a variety of churches and camps. He is currently a full-time staff member at Central Tyler Church.  He is passionate about discipling and raising up young leaders to develop their gifts and talents through instruction, opportunities, and encouragement. Brandon is married to his loving wife Meagan and together they have been blessed with a son named Lincoln. 

Brandon Culpepper

Worship Pastor

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East Texas Baptist Encampment

Swimming Pool, Canoes, Kayaks, Ropes Course, Climbing Tower, Zip Line, Dodge Ball, GaGa Ball, Sand Volleyball, Basketball, 9 Square,  Ping-Pong Nature Trails, Skeet Shooting, .22 Range, Archery 


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