King’s Fleet

Fleet (North America) is an every-other-year gathering of Christian cruisers, mission organizations, ministries, and local churches passionate about using boats or ships as ministry tools to further the Gospel. King’s Fleet is meant to be an encouraging, safe place to share what God is doing in your ministry and life and to be prayed for and blessed by those who share in your ministry passion. At its’ core, King’s Fleet has and will always continue to have an equipping and missional challenge aspect to the event. Our purpose is to magnify Jesus and to enable others to see ministry as a lifestyle.

King’s Fleet originated nearly 30 years ago in Sweden as a gathering of Evangelical Christian ministries, their crews, volunteers, and boat owners for a three-day retreat. Early each spring, a different missions organization hosts the international conference in that ministry’s hometown.

King’s Fleet North America Conference

October 24-26, 2023

Mid-Atlantic Christian University

715 N Poindexter Street

Elizabeth City, NC 27909


“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be consistent in prayer.”

Romans 12:12 ESV

Guest speakers:

Dr. Bane Angles, VP for Student Affairs

Dr. Claudio Divino, Professor of Ministry

Dr. Josiah Peeler, Assistant Professor of Bible

Dr. Bob Smith, Distinguished Professor of History

Worship Leader:

Aaron Koerner

Breakout Sessions:

Ann Ford – Hold Fast: Keeping the faith in the storm.

Anne Posner – Art & Ministry or Art as Ministry        

Jeff Posner – Practical Aspects of Long Distance Sailing

Jeannette Ingwersen – Encounter with God



10:00 AM – Opening Session @ MACU Chapel with Dr. Bane Angles on Intercessory Prayer

2:30 PM – Dr Josiah on Prayers of Adoration & Praise

7:00 PM – Crew Stories from sailors and cruisers around the world

Sailor’s Midnight


7:30 AM – Coffee and Prayer with Chester Sink in the Gazebo

9:30 AM – Dr Bob on Prayers of Thanksgiving

1:00 PM – Dr Claudio on Prayers of Supplication

2:00 – 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions

7:30 PM MACU Chapel with Students

8:30 PM FIKA at Seven Sounds

Sailor’s Midnight


7:30 AM – Coffee and Prayer with Chester Sink in the Gazebo

10:00 AM – MACU Chapel with Dan Smith

11:00 AM – Crew Stories from sailors and cruisers around the world

1:00 – 3:30 – PM Prayer Project

7:00 PM – Crew Stories from sailors and cruisers around the world

9:30 – FIKA Camp Fire and Hot Chocolate by the River

Sailor’s Midnight


  1. Our closest airport is ORF in Norfolk, Virginia.
  2. The Conference will start at 10:00 AM on Tuesday 10/24, and end at Sailor’s Midnight (9:30 PM) on Thursday 10/26.
  3. Our conference fee will be $100.00 per person (pre-paid), which includes nine meals and daily Fika. (Fika is Swedish for coffee break). A single-day $30.00 registration will include Fika and two meals.
  4. Room options are now limited to our friend’s B&B, the Culpepper Inn, or by phone at 252-335-9235. Please mention or use the online comment box that you are part of Maritime Ministries / King’s Fleet Conference to receive the US Govt per diem rate hotel rate ($98). There are many other larger chain hotels and Air B & B locations, including a few houseboat rentals.
  5. Registration is now available online.
  6. This conference is open to anyone who loves Jesus and boats!
  7. All meals will be in the new Mustang Café on the University campus. They are well-balanced, all-you-can-eat meals, including beverages, a huge salad bar, baked items, ice cream, and other desserts. This includes breakfast on Tuesday am before the conference starts.