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EmPowered Living Israel Expedition

Expedition ID: 22-03.2


March 14-25, 2022

Do you ever feel confused when you read the Bible?  Do you feel like you are missing things the author intended for you to understand? Would you like to gain clarity and confidence reading the Bible? Would you like to encounter God in the lands of the Bible?

Come to Israel with The Gilberts & EmPowered Living & have an encounter with Jesus & be empowered by the Holy Spirit!


Accompany us on this exciting twelve day expedition of Israel. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus as you explore the lands where he and the disciples walked.  Explore sites familiar from the Scriptures, such as Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee, and many more.

Join us as we use the world of the Bible to help you understand the words of the Bible.


Expedition ID: 22-03.2




Tel Aviv

  • Hotels (+ breakfast and dinner)

  • All entrances per itinerary

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Biblical Expeditions Expert Instructor

  • AC Luxury Tour Bus

  • Hotel City Taxes

  • All tips (guides, hotels, and drivers)

  • Biblical Expeditions trip devotional and learning resources

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All expeditions include our industry-first unique concierge service. This service ensures your expedition operates at the highest level of service throughout the trip. Forgot something? Have a craving for something sweet? Looking to go into town after a day of touring? Have dietary restrictions? Our concierge is on hand throughout your entire trip ensuring your needs are met every step of the way. Our concierge's work directly for us and are there to serve you throughout your expedition.

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Expedition Host

As a Professor, Pastor, Author and Humanitarian, Dr. Daniel Gilbert is passionate about helping people experience God and empowering them to impact the world for Christ.


He has been serving the Lord for over 39 years and was ordained in 1992.  Dr. Gilbert has been married to his lovely wife, Mary Beth, since September 1985.  Mary Beth also is an international speaker, who has a passion in building up women in the ways of Christ and the Word.  They have a precious daughter, Maria, who is currently attending Virginia Tech.


Daniel and Mary Beth are Co-Founders of EmPowered Living International Ministries a non-profit ministry to educate, equip, and empower Christians to impact in the world for Christ!  He’s also the founder of ELIM Theological Institute in Siaya, Kenya and Southeastern India, training village pastors in the Bible, sound theology, and pastoral ministry.  In addition, they help orphans and the most vulnerable children in Kenya and do other humanitarian work.


The Gilberts have pastored in churches in Scotland, Virginia, and Los Angeles.  Daniel has served as the Dean of Students and Professor of Theology at The King’s University, Pastor Jack Hayford’s school, and has served as the Director of the Masters’ Program at the School of Divinity at Regent University and now serves as Assistant Professor teaching Theology, Church History, and Practical Ministry.


His first book, The Big 5:  Discovering the Five Foundations Every Christian Should Know, with the Foreward by Pat Robertson can be order through is website:


He holds a Ph.D. in Theology from The King’s College of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, as well as an M.Div. from Regent University, and a B.Sc. in Business from Mars Hill University.

Dr. Daniel and Mary Beth Gilbert


Expedition Instructors

Dr. Carrie Wood

Carrie Wood’s passion and excitement for Scripture and the lands of the Bible is contagious as she enthusiastically opens Scripture and walks with her students


Carrie’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Theology from The King’s University. She earned a Master of Divinity from Regent University where she recently completed her PhD working in the field of Biblical Studies, supervised by Dr. Corné J. Bekker.

Carrie has spent many years as an educator on multiple continents. Time spent as a Hospice Chaplain taught her to live life abundantly  and to fully experience each day we are given.  Currently she holds a contract as an educator for the United States Navy and spends time working for Regent University School of Divinity as faculty representative for Graduate student studies in Israel.


Carrie is married to Chaplain Glen Wood, Captain USN.  Together they have traveled and lived around the world serving God and country. 

Marc Turnage holds an MA in Ancient Judaism and the Origins of Christianity from Jerusalem University College. He is currently finishing his PhD in the Land of Israel Studies Department at Bar Ilan University located in Ramat Gan, Israel, under the supervision of Professor Esther Eshel. Marc has taught graduate and undergraduate students at several universities in the United States and abroad. 


Marc moved to Israel to study because he felt that the issues of spatial, historical, cultural, and spiritual settings played a vital role in how we read the Bible. While studying in Israel, he fell in love with the lands of the Bible. He has been guiding groups through Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy for over twenty years. Marc is a highly sought-after guide and teacher and routinely trains and lectures local tour guides about guiding Christian groups. He is passionate about leading biblical tours that deliver the very finest experience and helping people understand how to read the Bible.


Marc has published widely for both academic and popular audiences. His most recent book, Windows Into the Bible, was named by Outreach Magazine one of its top 100 Christian living resources. Marc is a widely sought-after speaker, and a gifted teacher. He resides in Springfield, MO with his family.

Marc Turnage


Expedition Itinerary - March 14-25, 2022



March 14

  • Depart USA

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•    Arrival Tel Aviv
•    Travel to Hotel By Bus
•    Dinner and Overnight along the

      Mediterranean Coast



March 15



March 16


•    Port-city of Caesarea
•    Mount Caramel
•    Meggido



•    Dan
•    Banias (ancient Caesarea Philippi

•    Mount Hermon

•    Overlook of Israel-Syrian border in the              Golan Heights



March 17


•    Magdala
•    Sephhoris

•    Kefar Kedem

•    Nazareth​

•    Church of the Annunciation

•    Overlook of Jezreel Valley



March 18

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•    Almagor
•    Beitsaida Valley
•    Chorazin
•    Baptism In The Jordan River
•    Capernaum
•    Magdala
•    Museum at Kibbutz Ginnosar

•    Evening boat ride on the Sea of Galilee



March 19


•    Masada
•    Qumran

•    En Fescha
•    Visit and swim in the Dead Sea
•    Wadi Qilt Overlook



March 20



March 21


•    Israel Museum
•    City of David
•    Bethlehem
•    Church of the Nativity



March 22

  • Yad Vashem - Holocuast Memorial
  • Mahaneh Yehudah
  • Free time to shop and wander the Old City
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March 23

  • Visit the Shephelah hill country

  • Ancient city of Lachish

  • Ancient site of Beth Shemesh

  • Nebi Samwil (overlook of biblical Gibeon)

  • Elah Valley



March 24

  • Mount of Olives
  • Garden of Gethsemane
  • St. Anne’s Church
  • Jaffa Gate
  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Temple Mount
  • Farewell Dinner 
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure flight home

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  • Arrive in USA



March 25

***Please note Visits, excursions, mentioned in the program are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances