En Gedi Retreat Facts
What is En Gedi Retreat?-
A free vacation and retreat home for pastors and missionaries, a 501 (c) 3
The Purpose - To keep pastors and missionaries "Rested,
Refreshed, and Renewed" in their service to the Kingdom.
Location - Fish and Cross Ranch in Yampa, Colorado,(a 4,000
acre ranch), 30 minutes south of Steamboat Springs.
How do I book a stay - Contact Carl Walker at 719-963-3983 or
How we are funded - En Gedi Retreat is funded 100% through
donations. If you can help please click
Who Qualifies? -
time and bi-vocational pastors to include worship leaders, youth
pastors, and other full time ministry workers directly involved
in pastoring, teaching and leading. Full time missionaries whose
primary mission/work is the spreading of the gospel through
have we been doing?
En Gedi Retreat began, and while we have
been raising money to build the "final" En Gedi Retreat home, Fish
and Cross Ranch graciously allowed us to use their guest house and
cabins to host pastors and missionaries.
Butch Dougherty donated a cabin to En Gedi
Retreat. We named it after his son Lance. All we had to do was
moved the cabin 30 miles from Steamboat to Fish and Cross Ranch (it
sounded easy then too).
We poured the foundation for the The Lance
Cabin, got the septic system in, and prepared the cabin for the move.
We moved the cabin 30 miles, set it on the
foundation, and did a major upgrade to everything. We began
hosting pastors full time in August of this year! This year we
also began the second part of our ministry "Congregation Education" and
Carl has had the opportunity to speak at Church's and conferences!
50 guests a year and continuing to make The Lance Cabin better and better.
After the Lance Cabin is "completely" finished
we will continue to raise money for the final En Gedi Retreat home: a
2500 sq foot first class house!