Operation Barnabas 2019 tour planning is taking place now with a number of interesting and exciting ministry stops already planned for two different tours on two different coasts!
We are also pleased to announce the administrative leaders for each team, both with much experience working with youth and ministry tours!
The East Coast OB team, June 15–July 8, will be led by Cody Ray, the youth pastor and children’s director of Connection Christian Church in York, Pennsylvania.
Cody began his OB experience as a student in 2009 and then served as a leader on the Florida Peninsula team in 2011. He and his wife, Megan, met as students at Lancaster Bible College and have two young children, Rylee and Caleb. Cody has served on staff at Connection Christian for the past seven years and was the recipient of CE National’s Youth Pastor of the Year Award at Momentum 2018. He has a heart for leadership and discipleship and loves to see people move to their next level in life.
Timothy Kurtaneck (TK), director of youth leadership training at CE National, will be the administrative leader for the West Coast OB team, June 22–July 15. TK is married to Dana and they have two adult children, Bekah and Nick. TK recently began his 24th year of ministry here at CE National, has led more OB tours than he can count, and is excited to be leading again this summer!
Operation Barnabas remains committed to helping students learn ministry and to share their faith in Jesus. Team members receive biblical training and practical ministry experience to better prepare them to make a positive impact in our culture by living ON MISSION.
If you know a high school student who loves Jesus, is involved in their local church, and ready to take the next step in their walk with the Lord, then OB is for them! You can find out all the details and online applications, due January 31, here.
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