W I L L I A M S
Zach Williams was born and raised in a small town outside Jonesboro, Arkansas, not unlike Andy Griffith’s Mayberry or a scene from Goonies. Williams grew up in a home filled with loving parents who created a safe world for him to live in, surrounded by family members and neighbors who encouraged him. Yet the safety and security of that childhood seemed like a distant memory as Williams watched his life spiral out of control over a decade later.
“My childhood was amazing. I had awesome parents who, at an early age, instilled in me what it was to follow the Lord. My dad led worship in churches and my mom sang on praise teams. My childhood was almost storybook, or fairytale, you could say. They would always tell me I could do all things through Christ who strengthens me, and I can still remember to this day how supportive they were of everything I did,” shares Williams.
With a desire to follow in his father’s footsteps, a young Williams began pursuing sports with the hope he might become the kind of standout basketball player his father was years ago during his own high school career.
WILLIE & KORIE
Korie Robertson is best known for her role on A&E’s hit reality television series Duck Dynasty where she and her husband, Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson, work to keep their crazy family in line. While her favorite role is that of mother to their six children, Korie helps run Duck Commander and all of the family enterprises, and along with being a speaker and NYT Bestselling Author, she is active in both domestic and international philanthropic work serving on several boards and advocating for adoption and foster care in her home state of Louisiana and around the country. Korie’s writing credits include The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty, The Women of Duck Commander, Duck Commander Devotions for Kids and Strong and Kind: Raising Kids of Character.
Willie Robertson is the CEO of Duck Commander and Buck Commander and star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty”. Robertson has expanded his family companies, from a living room operation to a multi-million-dollar enterprise and destination for all things outdoors. Executive producer of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” and “Buck Commander” on the Outdoor Channel and New York Times best-selling author of The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family and Ducks Built a Dynasty, American Hunter, American Fisherman, and American Entrepreneur. The husband to Korie Robertson and father of six, Robertson’s story is a remarkable example of entrepreneurship and dedication built on faith, family and hard work.
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Galilee is known as the home base of Jesus’ ministry. Most of the ministry and miracles performed by Jesus took place in the Galilee.
Mount Arbel, one of the highest points above the Sea of Galilee, has magnificent views of the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon.
The Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered His most famous Sermon on the Mount.
Caesarea Philippi, also known as Banias, is the location where Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do men say that I am?”
Nazareth Village will transport you back in time to experience life as it was in a Jewish village in the Galilee over two thousand years ago.
Magdala, an ancient fishing village on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus’ follower Mary Magdalene lived.
Capernaum, the hometown of Peter, where Jesus preached and healed.
Qasr el Yahud / Betharaba, the traditional site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus and where Joshua led a new generation into the Promised Land. It is also the location where Elijah was taken up in a chariot of fire.
Masada, a mountaintop fortress, built by Herod the Great, is also the site of the Jews’ last stand against the Romans after the fall of Jerusalem in 70AD.
The Dead Sea whose shores are 1,378 feet (420 m) below sea level making it the lowest place on the earth’s surface.
Jerusalem, the City of the Great King.
The Mount of Olives, where Jesus commissioned His disciples and ascended to heaven after His resurrection.
The Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed on the night of His betrayal.
The Herodian Mansion, probably the house of the High Priest's as described in the account of Jesus' trial.
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, built on the site where the crucifixion of Jesus on Golgotha is marked.
Palace of Herod the Great, later used as the Palace of Pontius Pilate and the more authentic site of the Praetorium where the verdict of Jesus was pronounced
The Western Wall, a supporting wall of the Temple Mount, built when Herod renovated the Second Temple. It is a place for prayer and national gatherings of the Jewish People.
The Garden Tomb, what some believe was the Garden of Joseph of Arimathea. Here is where some believe Jesus died, was buried, and then rose from the dead.
Judean Desert Jeep tour to Mount Azazel, where the scapegoat ritual was conducted more than 2000 years ago
The Valley of Elah, where David fought with Goliath.
Caesarea Maritima, the Roman Capital of Judea, from where the Gospel spread to the world.
Qumran and ancient village in the wilderness where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
The City of David, the biblical Jerusalem where King David lived and ruled for 40 years.
The Southern Steps, a flight of stairs that led to the entrance of the Temple. The stairs where pilgrims sang the fifteen Psalms of Ascent (Psalm 120-134), and where Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost.
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