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Walk with Jesus in Israel
hosted by Dave, Donna and Wes Brooks

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With Special Guest Dean Braxton

Expedition ID: 23-10.3

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?


Accompany Dave, Donna and Wes Brooks of THREE O'CLOCK SESSION along with special guest Dean Braxton on this exciting ten 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: 23-10.3





  • Hotels (+ breakfast and dinner)

  • All entrances per itinerary

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Biblical Expeditions Expert Instructor

  • AC Luxury Tour Bus

  • Biblical Expeditions Private Concierge

  • Hotel City Taxes

  • All tips (guides, hotels, and drivers)

  • Biblical Expeditions trip devotional and learning resources

Land Only Starting at:
With Airfare Starting at:

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 there to serve you throughout your expedition.

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Expedition Hosts

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Dave, Donna and Wes Brooks

Through worship and speaking in churches, conferences and special gatherings, their passion is leading people into God’s presence—to experience His power, and know His peace.

Songs written by Donna Jaree Brooks are rooted in prophetic worship, also drawing from clinical experience working with hurting individuals as a psychotherapist (LCPC). Her songs have been recorded by Legacy 5, Doug Anderson, Grammy-nominated recording artist Karen Peck & New River and many others. In addition to THREE O’CLOCK SESSION recordings, she contributed vocally and played keyboards on Altar Fire, a spontaneous, contemplative worship experience recorded with Kevin Zadai, released in 2020.

For many years, Dave managed WCIC, a Dove Award-winning Christian music radio station serving Central Illinois. A fourth generation ministry leader/speaker, he has more than 20 years of experience as an on-air personality. Prior to radio, Dave traveled full-time in music ministry across the United States and also in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and China. He enjoys consulting and is trained as a leadership coach.

Wes desires to explore the wonders of life and the glory of God through creativity. Alongside music, he is involved in filmmaking and is nearing completion of his university studies, majoring in English & writing. He loves his friends, family and being a part of the Body of Christ in ministry.

Special Guest: Dean Braxton

Dean Braxton has been sharing his testimony of how he died for one hour and 45 minutes and was miraculously prayed back to life and restored to vibrant health. During his experience in Heaven, he was told by Jesus, “No, it is not your time. Go back!”  


He gives the modern Church a glimpse into an eternal place that few get to see and then return and tell about. The things he has seen and describes are scripturally based and incredibly challenging to those who have their mind made up about what lies beyond.


His story has been featured on Sid Roth's "It's Supernatural", Jewish Voice Ministries International, Biography Channel, Discovery Channel, (TBN) Trinity Broadcasting Network and CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) and has encouraged many to give their hearts to the Lord, Jesus Christ. 


When you hear Dean tell of his heavenly experience and open the scriptures, you'll have a renewed sense of the immense depth of God's love for each of us.


Dean Braxton is a licensed minister and has been in ministry for over 30 years. He has been happily married to Marilyn for over 35 years and they enjoy spending time together. He has six adult children, 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. 

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Dean Braxton


Expedition Instructor

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Dr. Tracy Paino

Dr. Tracy Paino is filled with passion, humor, and a sense of adventure which bring life to his speaking and teaching.  Dr. Paino strived to be intentional, relational, and missional in his years as a youth pastor, church planter, pastor, college professor, dean, and motivational speaker.  He has traveled the world inspiring students, teachers, congregations, pastors, schools, and leaders in well-known companies such as 3M, General Mills, IKEA, and Jenny-O.  Fifteen years in pastoral ministry, over twenty years in higher education, a two-year stint as a national ministry representative for a missions organization that helps meet the physical and spiritual needs of children in poverty-stricken areas of the world.

One of his many passions is to challenge people to go deeper in their faith, to make the Bible come alive, and to serve as a teaching guide for trips to the land of the Bible. He enjoys opening up new paths of insight into the Bible and the Christian faith using the context of biblical history, language, culture, and spirituality. High School students, College students, pastors, church leaders, and people from all walks of life benefit from his unique style of combining these elements with a pastoral approach while using the geographical and archeological realities of the biblical setting.


His educational background includes a B.A. from Evangel University (Springfield, MO) in Biblical Studies, a Masters of Divinity from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, a Doctor of Ministry from Bethel University (St. Paul, MN), and post-doctoral work in Biblical Languages, Biblical Geography, and Ancient Judaism.  Along with his wife, Debbie, he resides in Apple Valley, MN. They have two daughters, one son, and their families which include seven gorgeous granddaughters.   As a self-diagnosed adrenaline “junkie” he participates in many different outdoor activities like biking, climbing, hiking, skiing, and camping.  He enjoys traveling and continues to be a contributing professor and teacher on trips to Israel, Jordan, and other biblical locations. This unique combination of pastoral, biblical, and recreational acumen gives a sense of adventure to all of his teaching, guiding, and leadership


Expedition Itinerary - October 28 - November 6, 2023


October 28

  • Depart U.S.A

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October 29

  •  Arrival Tel Aviv

  •  Travel to Hotel By Bus  

  •  Dinner and Overnight on the Mediterranean coast


October 30

  • Port-city of Caesarea   

  • Valley of Jezreel 

  • Nazareth  

  • Church of the Annunciation 


October 31

  • Yardenit – Jordan River Baptisim 

  • Almagor overlook of the Beitsaida Valley 

  • Chorazin 

  • Capernaum 

  • Magdala 

  • Museum at Kibbutz Ginnosar 

  • Evening boat ride on the Sea of Galilee 


November 1

  • Masada – palace-fortress of Herod the Great 

  • Qumran – caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered 

  • Visit and swim in the Dead Sea 

  • Overlook of the Wadi Qilt 

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November 2

  • Israel Museum 

  • Mahaneh Yehudah Market

  • City of David – Old Jerusalem 


November 3

  • Bethlehem

  • Church of the Nativity

  • Free time to shop and explore the Old City

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November 4

  • Visit the Shephelah hill country 

  • Ancient city of Lachish 

  • Elah Valley 

  • Ancient site of Beth Shemesh  

  • Nebi Samwil (overlook of biblical Gibeon) 


November 5

  • Mt. of Olives   

  • Church of Dominius Flevit   

  • Garden of Gethsemane 

  • Kidron Valley    

  • St. Anne’s Church  

  • Pools of Bethesda   

  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher 

  • Temple Mount

  • Farewell Dinner 

  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure flight home  

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November 6

  • Arrive in the U.S.A 

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

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