Director of BCM & Marshall University
Family: wife, Olivia; children: Xavier, Charis, Isaiah, and Eliana
Favorite Book in Bible: Romans
Favorite Book: Desiring God by John Piper
Hobbies: Playing and watching sports, reading, and carpentry.
About Me: I absolutely love being a husband and father. I am married to the most incredible woman that I have ever met. I love playing trucks and dolls with my kids.
When I became a Christian in college the Lord used BCM to grow me in my faith. What a joy it is to now work with the ministry that God used to shape me into the man that I am today.
Director of WVU
Family: wife, Crystal; children: Micah and Elliana
Favorite Book in Bible: Philippians
Favorite Book: Humility: True Greatness by CJ Mahaney
Hobbies: Basketball and Ultimate Frisbee, I like to read, I like to go for walks with my wife and son.
About Me: I have a lovely wife named Crystal. I have a son named Micah and a daughter name Elliana. I love being at WVU. I get to teach the truth, to tell people about Jesus and I love to disciple students that want to know more about Him. BCM is a great place to meet new friends, it is truly a family. It is a home away from home. The students that are involved see it as that.
Associate at Glenville College
Family: wife, Lewesla; children: Montaiginey, Jlancey, Lamikkel and Bradford
Favorite Book of the Bible: Acts
Favorite Book: Loving God by Chuck Colson
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family, playing sports, working out, reading books & making scripture songs.
About Me: Hey, I’m Lance Linden. God has given me more than all I could ask or imagine. At the top of a long list is my wife, Lewesla. I have no doubts that God has created her for me. She is my best friend, #1 Scrabble opponent, and mother of our 4 precious children: Montaiginey, Jlancey, Lamikkel and Bradford. I’m passionate for the mission of BCM (and love it) because I am one who has been influenced by it in a major way. It was at a BCM retreat, at Parchment Valley, that I accepted the call from God, on my life, to make disciples. And now, I’m thankful to be a part of the ministry that God used to open the eyes of my heart.
Associate at University of Charleston
Family: wife, Erin
Favorite Book in Bible: Romans
Favorite Book: Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper
Hobbies: Soccer, running, hiking, and reading
About Me: I consider myself a bond-servant of Jesus Christ, undeserving of His grace, but considering it the highest privilege to serve Him. He has blessed me with an incredible, beautiful wife who encourages me and challenges me every day. He has shown me His strength so many times in my life, helping me to realize that my best role is to simply just follow Him. My ultimate aim is to glorify God in all that I do (1 Corinthians 10:31), and I am excited to do that with Erin on the campus of UC.
I love seeing students grow in their walks with Christ and I love seeing their eyes opened for the first time. I'm excited to continue seeing God's hand move on our campus, around the state, and around the world.
Associate at Concord University
Family: husband, Grover; daughter, Elyse
Favorite Books in Bible: Psalms, Philippians, and Hebrews
Favorite Book: The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
Hobbies: Scrabble and Facebook
About Me: I am a pastor's wife, mother of one daughter, Elyse Joy, who is a Concord University student. I have two adult foster daughters, and am also "momma" to other young adults, mostly through BCM at CU. I am currently teaching at a juvenile center in southern WV, and I love it! I just completed my 8th year with BCM. I consider BCM my God-given mission field! I may never cross the ocean, but it is such a privilege to serve the Lord right here through ministry to young adults! I love BCM because Christ really does matter! And I thank God for opportunities to show others that the reason we love (them) is because Christ first loved us!
Associate at West Virginia Tech
Family: wife, Margaret; son, Nathaniel
Favorite Books in Bible: James & The Gospel of John
Favorite Book: It's Not about Me by Max Lucado
Hobbies: Reading, Cooking and Coaching Middle School Tennis.
About Me: In addition to serving at Tech, I am also the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Racine. I have an amazing wife who has become my partner in the ministry, and we currently have one son, Nathaniel. Why do I love BCM? As a student at Tech in 1999, I can remember walking into CSU (the BCM ministry at Tech) and hoping I would meet some fellow classmates to study with. That Thursday night changed my life forever; not only did a meet some fellow classmates to study with, I met some that I could worship with, serve with, pray with and that’s still going on today. CSU has become a place on the campus of WVU-Tech where students can fellowship, worship, and grow with other believers. It has been a privilege to lead college students into a closer walk with Christ, to help connect them to local churches, and equip them to be leaders in the Kingdom.
Associate at Alderson Broaddus College
Family: husband, Jon; children: Caleb, Allison, Bobby & Thomas
Favorite Books in Bible: Koreen - James, Jon - Philippians
Favorite Book: Just Walk Across the Room by Bill Hybels
Hobbies: Both - Rook, Koreen - Crafts, Hand Bell Choir, Walking in the early am, collecting M&M's Jon - Racquetball, Table Tennis & Disc Golf (Orange you glad we didn't mention more!)
About Us: We are the privileged parents of four great gifts from God! Caleb is at Alderson-Broaddus College majoring in Youth Ministries, Allison is at Philip Barbour High School majoring in Cross Country as they took the state championships this year, Thomas and Bobby are trombone players at Philippi Middle School as they aspire to be the next Stan Lee of the comic world! Our twenty-two years of marriage have taken us full circle with Baptist Campus Ministries having been students at A-B's BCM, Leaders at Concord College (yeah that long ago), WV State, UC and now back as campus leaders here at A-B! Koreen is the Director of Student Engagement and Orientation at A-B and Jon serves as the lead pastor at Philippi Baptist Church. We are blessed to be back in this community with a God's Kingdom agenda for such a time as this!! Shalom