Guest Speaker Programs
Dave Tripiciano has become a sought after guest speaker, frequently presenting hunting and wildlife seminars at outreach events. His touching, tragic story has been heard by and inspired thousands at churches across America. His life story was also dramatized and featured as an episode of the well known Christian radio program "Unshackled” and broadcast around the world in March of 2011. There is no fee for any of his guest speaker multimedia programs.
As a self centered young man, he led a life of sin, adultery and multiple divorces while playing as a club musician. Years later, after finding his wife dying in a wrecked car, he met and married a woman who lost her husband in a plane crash. Giving up his career as a high school band director, he began to devote his life to serving God and others. Since then he has led a life so filled with blessings, "miracles" and rewarding satisfaction, one finds his amazing story hard to believe.
In the summer of 2004 he sailed a small boat from Jacksonville, Florida to Rochester, New York. Then he wrote a book about his adventure entitled: Voyage Of The Heart. His second book: The Man I Was (a detailed account of his life story) was released in the spring of 2012.
Mr. Tripiciano is an avid bow hunter, lifetime outdoorsman, sailor and the founder of "My Father's World" ministries. He is an award winning wildlife photographer, author, videographer and a New York State bow hunting instructor. His photography was included in a touring art exhibit by the national wildlife federation and his video footage has been used on TV. In addition to his two books, he has filmed, narrated and produced eight outdoor videos that are designed for outreach, entertainment and bow hunter education. These unique films and autographed copies of his books can be watched, read, and ordered on this site.
Besides his outreach ministry for men, he works as a band and instrumental music teacher in two Christian schools; and also runs a band and lesson program for home schooled students. He has recently used his large "fixer upper" sailboat to set up a non - profit organization called “Captain Dave’s Boat Cruises” for special needs children. Where he uses his sailboat and a fishing boat to give free boat rides and fishing trips to orphans, special needs children and the families of returning veterans and first responders.
.... Dave moved a lot of people in our congregation. He speaks from the heart with an enthusiasm and a passion for the Lord and His animals. His sad but inspiring story can bring tears to the eyes. We have already invited him to come a second time ...
Paul Moulton (Church Elder)
.... Dave Was Funny And Easy To Listen To And His Tragic Story Is Very Inspiring. He Has A Way Of Capturing And Holding Your Interest. Our Men Said His Testimony Was Deeply Moving, And That It's Thought Provoking To Hear How Real God Has Been In His Life ...
John Whiteman (Game Dinner Chairman)
.... Dave‘s grace story is powerful and moving. He is very transparent as he shares his life experience with others. He tells about the challenges, hurts and trials, but also how God
was faithful in carrying him through those times. I think he connects well with his audience and encourages them to turn to the Lord for their strength, guidance and salvation....
Pastor Barry Sisson - Grace Chapel - Skaneatlas, NY
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