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ABOUT US 2018-10-27T15:14:15+00:00
OUR STORY

It all started in 1959.

The CoBeAc Heritage

For almost 6 decades, CoBeAc has been a place to committed to the fulfillment of the Great Commission for independent Baptist churches throughout the state. CoBeAc has always focused on the life changing preaching of the Word of God for souls, sanctification, and surrender.

CoBeAc Baptist Bible Institute

 

“Helping students discover God’s will and purpose for their life.”

OUR STAFF

Meet the CBBI team.

Aaron, Kristina, Jack, and Wil Wilson
Aaron, Kristina, Jack, and Wil WilsonExecutive Director

Meet the Executive Director

Aaron spent nine years serving on the pastoral staff of First Baptist Church of Bridgeport, MI, where the Lord strengthened and grew his desire to minister to youth and families. He had been coming to CoBeAc since 2005, and is now happy to be serving as Executive Director. Aaron is excited to minister to pastors, youth pastors, and churches with a perspective of the priority of the local church.

Tina grew up coming to CoBeAc with her family and church, and has enjoyed showing their boys, Jackson and William, the many places that held special memories for her as a child. She enjoys getting involved in the many ministries of camp: hostessing, ladies retreats, banquet planning, and counseling the ladies in CBBI and on summer staff.

The Wilson’s are excited to serve and grow at CoBeAc.

Jason, Jaala, Peyton, Kinsley, and Jase Lewis
Jason, Jaala, Peyton, Kinsley, and Jase LewisCBBI Director

Meet the CBBI Director

Jason and Jaala are new to the staff Fall 2016 and are excited to serve with our CBBI students! Jason brings a fresh spirit with a decade of local church ministry experience serving in the Chesapeake, VA area. Jason and Jaala have 3 kids, Peyton, Kinsley and their baby Jase.

The Lewis’s bring a vibrant new energy to every day campus life and servant’s hearts to this ministry! They are already making a difference with new ideas, great leadership, and a personal touch to the lives of our students. We look forward to seeing how the Lord will use them in the future of CBBI and Camp CoBeAc. 

Ben & Kenzie Scott
Ben & Kenzie ScottOperation's Manager & Hospitality Manager
Ben is a graduate of our Bible Institute, who after interning, joined the camp staff in 2014. His knowledge of construction and attention to detail have made him an invaluable member of the maintenance team. Throughout the year, he also travels with the CBBI music team, being talented in both singing and preaching.
Kenzie joined full time staff after marrying Ben in 2014. Her sweet spirit is evident in the care she invests in keeping things ready for the many people that use the camp throughout the year. She also ministers in music and travels with the CBBI music team as the pianist.
Phil and Lauren Pierce
Phil and Lauren PierceProgram Team and Financial Admin Assistant
Phil and Lauren Pierce both attended our Bible Institute and graduated in the class of 2014. They both have a great heart for the Lord, and love to help out anywhere they are asked. Phil served at CoBeAc as a counselor during a few summers and now finds himself on full-time staff. Lauren also served a summer here on the retail team. They got married in October 2016 and served the Lord in their local church in Jackson, Michigan. Phil brings a lot of experience and fun to the program team. Lauren brings professionalism and lots of smiles to the CoBeAc office as the Financial Secretary.
Andrew and Erica Breedlove
Andrew and Erica BreedloveProgram Team and Registration Secretary
Andrew and Erica attended West Coast Baptist College and were married in January of 2018. Andrew and Erica both have a heart for ministry, and a particular burden for youth! Andrew grew up in Florida and Erica grew up in California . They are both excited to begin serving the Lord here in Northern Michigan. Erica will serve as registration secretary, and Andrew will be on the program team.
Tiffany Corser
Tiffany CorserDining Hall Manager
Tiffany is from Jackson, MI, where she gained experience working in the food service industry. Back in the day she served on summer staff here at CoBeAc, and we were happy to welcome her as full-time staff last fall! She serves as our kitchen supervisor and camp cook. Her friendly personality, as well as her delicious food, offer a warm welcome to everyone that comes through the door!
Sally Sorensen
Sally Sorensen CBBI Administrative Assistant
Sally graduated from Pensacola Christian College in May, 2018, and joined the camp staff as an administrative assistant. She is excited to see how the Lord is going to use and change her while here, and for all of the different opportunities she will be presented with as she continues to serve in camp ministry. Sally’s hard work and dependability have already become an asset to Camp CoBeAc!
Tim Henderson
Tim HendersonMaintenance Supervisor
Tim Henderson is from Missouri and graduated from our Bible Institute in 2016. After serving as an intern, he came on as full-time staff in the fall of 2017. He keeps busy with the construction and maintenance aspects of camp ministry, and loves anything that has to do with the outdoors. His patient, quiet, and sincere spirit is a blessing to everyone he comes in contact with.
Clarence Nettles
Clarence Nettles Program Team
Clarence graduated from West Coast Baptist College before coming to serve as an intern here at CoBeAc. He came on as full time staff last fall as the Student Activities Coordinator, and will be serving this summer on the program team. Clarence brings a steadiness and lots of humor to the CoBeAc team!

OUR PHILOSOPHY

 

“CBBI exists as a ministry of Camp CoBeAc to the development and training of young people to the purposes and glory of God.”

OUR CORE VALUES

 We unashamedly stand by these.

The Word of God

We believe the Bible is the inspired, authoritative, living, Word of God. We use the King James Version for preaching, teaching, Bible memory, Institute and Camp presentations, and counseling. We believe that the KJV is the Word of God and is relevant, credible, sufficient, and authoritative.  Students are required to use the KJV for these activities and functions.

The Local Church

We believe in the priority of local autonomous, Baptist churches. Our students are taught to understand and know the importance of the local church in their lives. Our students are required to attend 3 services a week and be an active member in ministry.

Our Baptist Heritage

We believe and strongly affirm the Baptist heritage of Camp CoBeAc. Our students are taught the Baptist distinctives with a right, biblical philosophy of ministry.

Discipleship

We believe in an intense, Spirit filled discipleship-focused ministry. Our full time staff is committed to the spiritual growth of our CBBI students as we encourage them to live out Christ’s commandments as they fulfill the Great Commission.

Ministry

We believe Jesus Christ came to serve and not to be served. It is this mindset and attitude that we strive to emulate and pass on to our CBBI students. CoBeAc is a ministry of the local church where we emphasize souls, surrender, sanctification, and soul-winning.

Get In Touch With Us

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Contact Info

4925 South Reserve Road, Prudenville, MI 48651
Phone: (989) 366-5162
Email: cbbi@cobeac.org