Travis Vaad - Professional Hunting Guide, Singer/Songwriter, Missionary

Travis with Elk Travis Vaad is an avid outdoorsman, professional pheasant hunting guide, gifted singer/songwriter/recording artist, missionary and Christian speaker, but most importantly a loving husband, father of three and passionate follower of Jesus.

This love for the outdoors was instilled into his life early on by his father. Travis weaves throughout his stories/songs the heart of God to be our father and walk thru this life with us through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Travis gave his heart to the Lord in Nashville while pursuing a career in country music in 1996. He soon found himself living on a Lakota Indian reservation back in South Dakota, working with Native Youth. His heart for missions has taken him many places such as Russian orphanages, Australian Aboriginal villages, and many Native reservations throughout North America.

Travis Vaad with turkey and future hunterHis outdoor passion soon was expanded by a desire to share faith filled stories in and from the hunting field. He has seen many lives changed in outdoor settings from corn fields, to sitting on a river bank. Game feed settings have become a favorite venue for sharing these stories and the message of Jesus.

“Travis has a heart dedicated to the Lord Jesus, as well as a profound passion for people. He is a talented musician and shares from the heart. Members of the congregation I pastor were moved by Travis’ message and we had him return as our guest speaker for our wild game feed. All I heard were positive comments and his heart for Native Americans was instrumental in our church doing a missions trip to a South Dakota reservation. His ministry to the church is still bearing fruit!” (Quote from Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor of Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake and Founder/Executive President of the Christian Deer Hunters Association)

Travis also has founded a new organization called Hunter’s Hearts creating hunting/fishing/outdoor adventures for people. These adventures have a spiritual emphasis.

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Contact Travis Vaad
24805 Cooper School Road, Oacoma, SD 57365
(605) 840-4105 or (605) 734-5177

Gerry’s Note: With regard to a recommendation of Travis Vaad to those interested in having him as a speaker, I'd refer them to my good friend Dr. Tom Rakow of the Christian Deer Hunters Association. Tom has done several outreach events with Travis and is much more familiar with him then I am. (Site editor's note: See Dr. Tom Rakow's recommendation above)

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