About Us

The Israel Adventure was started by Dr. Joe Davis and Dr. Charles Gaulden in 2012 as a way to take groups of people to explore the Holy Land. After leading several trips themselves through their University, they decided to also lead church groups and individuals seeking to adventure the land where Jesus walked. After taking several successful trips to Israel, they also decided to lead tours to Turkey for the 7 Churches of Revelation.

Dr. Daniel McNaughton serves as Professor of Practical Ministries in the Barnett College of Ministry and Theology at Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL. Prior to that he served as a consultant and coach for Learning to Follow Ministries and as an executive pastor at Christian Life Assembly, Camp Hill, PA. He was the founder and lead pastor of Spring Valley Community Church in Royersford, Pennsylvania, where he served for 6 years. Before that he served for 11 years as a Bible and Church Ministries professor at University of Valley Forge. He completed an MATS and a PhD in Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell and University of Toronto. His dissertation was A Comparative Analysis of Three Greek and Hebrew Versions of 2 Samuel 21:1-14. Dr. McNaughton is most passionate about helping leaders develop healthy, discipling, and multiplying churches that reach the world for Jesus. He has been married to his wife and best friend, Amy, for more than 36 years and they have two adult children, Cherisse and Seth.