You’re invited to join us on a 11 day, all-inclusive Israel Study Tour.
You will be immersed in the land and lessons of the Bible as you’re led on a journey through Scripture while your local guide and driver will bring the past and present culture of Israel alive to all your senses.
Unlike other Holy Land tours, this tour is solely focused on bringing Scripture to life through first-hand experiences in the places the stories actually happened. An all-inclusive trip you’ll be free to focus on each moment without worrying about lodging, tips, transportation, entrance fees, food or water.
We’ve built into our study tours everything you need for an enjoyable and educational trip. We want you to be fully focused on the lessons and experiences you’ll encounter, and not be distracted by local tipping practices, transportation arrangements, or meal planning.
We believe that as a Study Tour participant you’re not a mere tourist—you’re an investment! This is evident from the moment you book your trip, through to the time you return home to share what you’ve learned with your friends and family.
Our seasoned guides and ministry partners do so much more than handle the details and keep things on schedule. Our local guides have personal experience and intimate knowledge of the places and events you’ll examine, and our ministry partner’s teachers have a shepherd’s heart and a passion for God’s word.
The guides have been so personable and so knowledgeable and so friendly. There's just never a bad day for these guys. They make you very comfortable throughout the trip.— Steve
We got to walk the land and it made our bibles come alive, and my son being 17, he needed it to come alive. It solidified his foundation in his faith.— Joey
GTI has done such a great job of taking care of everything... allowing us to feel at home and really focus on the things we needed to from the very beginning.— Jordan
Marshall Holtvluwer has been in ministry for over 20 years and currently serves as Co-Pastor at Covenant Life Church in Grand Haven, Michigan this summer. He received his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and his Masters of Divinity also in Grand Rapids, MI from Calvin Seminary. Marshall has been blessed to travel to the Holy Land as well as Turkey with the Rev. Ray Vander Laan. He has also been privileged to study at the Jerusalem University Center where he learned more about the geography of the land that Jesus walked upon. Marshall has a new found passion in helping God’s people to see how the land plays a role in understanding the biblical message. Marshall, his wife, two daughters and one son enjoy the beauty that the West Michigan coastline has to offer.
Bob DeVries serves as Co-Pastor at Covenant Life Church, currently with Marshall Holtvluwer. Bob received his Bachelor’s degree from Calvin College in History and Bible, and began his career as a middle school Bible teacher. Bob received his Master’s degree from Western Michigan University in Educational Leadership and was Principal for two Christian Schools, first in Grand Rapids, Mi. and later in Grand Haven, Mi. After leaving education for a successful career in business, God moved Bob to prepare for ministry. In 2007, Covenant Life called Bob to be their second pastor. Over the last 12 years, Bob and his wife, Barb, have led two groups to Israel and one group to Greece on a Paul’s Missionary Journey tour. They have a passion for teaching God’s Word and leading His people in worship. Bob and Barb have four children, two of whom are married, and four amazing grandchildren.
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