Oasis exists as part of the Elim Fellowship mission to Strengthen the Leader, Equip the Church, and Reach the World.

May 23-25, join hundreds of pastors, leaders, and missionaries at our annual Oasis Conference for 3 days of life-changing worship, teaching, and ministry.

Main session speakers include Rebekah Lyons (national speaker and best selling author), Bill Vanderbush (speaker and author), Garry Ingraham (founder of Love & Truth Network), and Chris Ball (President of Elim Fellowoship)

Oasis will be held at Elim Life Church (1679 Dalton Rd. Lima, NY 14485)





Rebekah Lyons is a national speaker and bestselling author of A Surrendered Yes: 52 Devotions to Let Go and Life Free, Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose, You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are and Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning. An old soul with a contemporary, honest voice, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety and depression—and invites others to discover and boldly pursue their God-given purpose. Alongside her husband, Gabe, Rebekah finds joy in raising four children, two of whom have Down syndrome. She wears her heart on her sleeve, a benefit to friends and readers alike. Her work has been featured on TODAY, Good Morning America, CNN, FOX, PARADE, SiriusXM, Huffington Post, Hallmark Home & Family, and more.

If you ask Bill what he does, this is what he might say. “I write books and give talks on mystical spirituality defined in Christ.” Bill and Traci Vanderbush have been in ministry for over 30 years. Bill grew up on the mission field, traveling all over the world and seeing thousands impacted by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He married his childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Traci, in 1991. Bill and his wife, Traci, currently travel, speaking at conferences and churches around the world. Bill’s consuming passion is to introduce people to the resurrection power of Jesus Christ, who still saves, delivers, and heals. He enjoys empowering others to invade the impossible. Bill and Traci currently live in Orlando, Florida.

Garry grew up in a Christian home, and he struggled with same-sex attraction, pornography, and masturbation beginning at an early age. Due to the silence of spiritual leaders on issues with which he was struggling, Garry left Bible College in frustration, turned away from God, and fully embraced a gay identity. While the new sense of acceptance and belonging Garry felt in the gay community was initially intoxicating, it eventually eroded into a profound sense of emptiness. In desperation, Garry came to authentic faith in Christ by surrendering his life. After experiencing years of genuine acceptance, support, and restoration in a healthy, life-giving church, Garry met and married his wife, Melissa.

In 2013, Garry and Melissa founded Love & Truth Network, a national, non-profit ministry focused on equipping Christian leaders to develop safe and transformational environments with the purpose of restoring sexual wholeness and Biblical identity.


Tuesday, May 23
7 pm – Session 1 (Rebekah Lyons)

Wednesday, May 24
9 am – Session 2 (Rebekah Lyons)
11 am – Session 3 (Garry Ingraham)
12 pm – Lunch Break
2 pm – Breakouts 1&2
3:30 pm – Breakouts 3&4
5 pm – Dinner Break//Pig Roast
7 pm – Session 4 (Bill Vanderbush)

Thursday, May 25
9 am – Session 5 (Bill Vanderbush)
11 am – Session 6 (Chris Ball)

Schedule is subject to change

Where to Stay?

Doubletree Inn by Hilton

Rates: $135 per night 

Call: 800-744-1500 (block name – Elim Fellowship) 

Online Booking: linked here

Elim Bible Institute & College

Housing, Meals, and/or Alumni Luncheon: register through this form

Hampton Inn Geneseo

Rates: $209 per night


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