Operation Barnabas 2020 tour planning is taking place now with a number of interesting and exciting ministry stops already planned for both of our teams. We are also pleased to announce the administrative leaders for each team, both with much experience working with youth and ministry tours!
The Mideast OB team, June 13–July 6, will be led by Cody Ray, the student ministry pastor at Connection Christian Church in York, Pennsylvania. Cody began his OB experience as a student in 2009, served as a leader in 2011, and served as administrative leader of the East team in 2019. 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 eight 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.
Tristan Spuller, from Warsaw, Indiana, and a member of Community Grace Brethren Church, will be the administrative leader for the California OB team, June 20–July 13. Tristan is a Grace College graduate, where he achieved a Bachelor of Arts in biblical studies and youth ministry. He is currently the campus store manager at Grace College. Tristan married Alex last July, and they are both actively involved with the youth ministry at Community Grace. This will be Tristan’s fourth time leading on Operation Barnabas and he is overjoyed to be a part of a program that continues to make a lasting impact on the lives of students.
Operation Barnabas remains committed to help students learn about ministry and how 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 fill out an online application here. – from cenational.org