The Team

Will and Christy Galkin

Bio: Will Galkin has traveled in evangelism since 1995. He earned his master's degree in Pastoral Studies, and his wife Christy earned her bachelor's in Violin Performance. They have five children: Anna Grace, William, Lillian, David, and Eliana.

The Galkins traveled with the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Team for six years and have continued on in itinerate evangelism with their own family. Over the past twenty years the Galkins have participated in over 575 evangelistic campaigns.

During the remainder of the year when not on the road, Will and Christy are based out of Gospel Grace Church, a church plant in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Galkins, along with three other families, followed the Lord's leading to move to Salt Lake and begin a church plant to minister to the city in 2012. Will now serves the church in the areas of evangelism and discipleship, in addition to leading a number of other ministry related seminars. Their passion is to love and serve those in the city of Salt Lake specifically with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Jordan and Shannon Allen

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Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Bio: Jordan and Shannon, following their May wedding, joined our team in the fall of 2015. Both are graduates from Bob Jones University. Jordan received a degree in Bible, and Shannon received a Master’s Degree in Violin. Both have spent the past several summers at the Wilds of New England, while serving this last summer in Salt Lake City helping with Gospel Grace Church. As they both look ahead, Jordan and Shannon’s future desire is to pursue their passion of church ministry with a focus of church planting. Jordan and Shannon head off our teen ministry and are both heavily involved in our music ministry, serving in ways that include guitar, double bass, voice, piano, viola, and violin. They both have traveled on team for one year.

 

Jessica Bowers

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Hometown: Decatur, Alabama

Bio: Born and raised in Decatur, Alabama, Jessica completed her Masters in Theater Arts from Bob Jones University in May of 2015. As a Graduate Assistant during her degree, she had the opportunity to teach a large class of freshman students each semester. In addition to her passion for teaching college students, she has a passion for teaching young children, serving the local church through music, and being involved in foreign missions. Since the age of twelve, Jessica has desired to serve with a ministry team. Having joined our team in the fall of 2015, Jessica is thankful that the Lord has given her this opportunity to serve. Her roles include serving in our music ministry and in administrative areas.

   

Daniel Mulder

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Hometown: Watertown, Wisconsin

BioAfter spending five months in Trujillo, Peru, Daniel joined our team in January 2014. He earned a degree in Humanities from Maranatha Baptist University, as well as earned a minor in Music Arrangement. He also has a love for camp ministry, having spent several summers working at Camp Chetek in Wisconsin. Daniel leads our children’s program and is a great help with our music ministry, including playing the piano, singing, and arranging new songs. Daniel has traveled on team for two and a half years.

 

Bethany Wescott

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Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

BioBethany attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and graduated in December 2014. She earned a degree in Marketing with a double minor in Music and Communications. Bethany has been involved in various ministries regarding evangelism and camp work over the past several years. Her desire is to use what she has learned for the furtherance of the Gospel and to serve the body of Christ. She serves on team by managing our resources, singing, and playing the cello and double bass. Bethany has traveled on team for a year and a half.
   

Alicia Newcomer

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Hometown: Ypsilanti, Michigan

Bio: Alicia graduated with her Master's Degree in English from Bob Jones University in May of 2016. She has spent her last several summers serving at camps, in addition to teaching music and English at a school in Andahuaylas, Peru. Her desire is to use these tools to serve both in the local church and in foreign missions. Alicia serves in both our youth and music ministries in the areas of teaching, piano, voice, guitar, and mandolin.

 

Andrew Smiley

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Hometown: Paulding, Ohio

Bio: Andrew’s hometown is in Paulding, Ohio. He attended Bob Jones University and graduated in May of 2016, receiving a bachelors degree in Christian Ministries. During college, he spent his summers at Northland Camp as a counselor. Andrew served as his church’s music and media director while he was in high school and enjoys working in that field. Andrew’s primary role on team is being over the Audio and Visual aspects of the ministry, in addition to jumping in on guitar and voice.

   

Andrew Smith

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Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado

BioAndrew, from Fort Collins, CO, graduated in May 2016 from Bob Jones University, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a focus in voice. Andrew appreciates the unique community that music creates between people, and is thrilled to be traveling with the team. His experience working in both churches and public schools has grown his passion for connecting with young people, teaching, and simply making people smile. On team, Andrew is involved in our youth and music ministries, serving in areas including the guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, and voice.

 

Former Team Member - Spencer Shelburne

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Hometown: Land O' Lakes, Florida

Bio: Spencer joined our team in the fall of 2014 and is from Land O' Lakes, Florida. He graduated from Clearwater Christian College in May of 2014 with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science. During his time at CCC, he had many opportunities with singing and traveling for ministry teams. Being passionate about camp, he has spent the past several summers working at Camp Calvary in Bernville, Pennsylvania. Spencer was involved with our children’s and music ministries, serving in areas including the guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, and voice. He traveled with the Galkin team for two years.

 

 

   

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