Journeys of Paul

Tour Hosts

Join DTS for an unforgettable cruise as we retrace the journeys of the apostle Paul through the beautiful waters of the Aegean Sea. Together we will enjoy rich biblical insights from Paul’s letters to the early church as we visit the ancient sites where he passionately lived his life for the cause of the gospel of Christ. Scripture will come to life as we walk the streets of Philippi, Pergamum, Ephesus, Corinth, and Athens. We look forward to visiting the island of Patmos where the Apostle John received the Book of Revelation.

We also encourage you to consider joining us for the pre-tour extension as we travel into the interior of Turkey to visit the ancient sites of the seven churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation. You will be inspired and challenged by John’s warning to these churches and the relevance of his message to our churches today.

These tour hosts will be leading you on this exciting journey.

Dr. Mark Bailey
Mark Bailey

Dr. Bailey is president and professor of Bible Exposition at DTS. His publications include To Follow Him, Prophecy in Light of Today, and Nelson's New Testament Survey. He is also a regular tour leader in the lands of the Bible, including Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Rome.

Ted Kitchens
Ted Kitchens

Dr. Kitchens has served as the senior pastor of Christ Chapel in Fort Worth for 32 years, preaching over 1000 sermons from the pulpit. He earned his PhD from DTS and is author of the book Aftershock: What to do when Christian Leaders and Others Disappoint You, as well as other theological periodicals.

Doug Cecil
Doug Cecil

Dr. Cecil is an Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Ministries at DTS. He currently serves as Life Stage 5 Pastor at Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth, after serving as a full-time faculty member at DTS for 18 years. He is the author of The 7 Principles of an Evangelistic Life and a regular tour leader in Israel.

Robert Cupp
Robert Cupp

Dr. Cupp is a DTS graduate and currently serves as Executive Director of the BiLD Training Center at Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas. He was the founding pastor and the Directional Leader of the church for 28 years.

Mickey Rapier
Mickey Rapier

We are also excited to announce that pastor and recording artist Mickey Rapier is coming to lead us in worship. He is a DTS graduate and has served Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas for 24 years as a worship leader, teaching pastor and directional leader. He will be joined by Russell Dorch, an accomplished worship leader and instrumentalist. Mickey and Russell's worship services will be a highlight of our journey.

Of course our accommodations aboard the majestic Star Clipper will be nothing less than first-class! We have reserved the entire ship for this exclusive cruise, and we look forward to a wonderful experience of worshipping, learning, relaxing, and having fun together. This will be a tour characterized by the excellence you expect from Dallas Theological Seminary.