The BCM would not be able to function without our amazing team of staff and ministry partners! These wonderful people are the ones who make it possible for the BCM to continue shining a light on the University of Florida campus. Read about them online and come on over to our building to get to know them in person!
Eddie Gilley is the director of the UF BCM. After graduating from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, he led a veriety of student groups at churches and campus ministries before settling into his post at the University of Florida in 2003. Now he's in his element as the biggest Gator sports fan you'll ever meet. He's a grandfather of two, Caleb and Matthew!
David has been a partner in ministry with the UF BCM for years. He does a variety of things - from counseling students, to cooking our weekly Thursday meal (Bistro), to being the best handyman we have ever seen! He and his wife, Tami, moved to Gainesville after spending many years in West Africa with the International Mission Board (IMB).
Craig is a beloved Ministry Partner here at the BCM. He does a lot of work helping international students get involved with American activities and friends while they're here. Craig and his wife Carleen spent many years overseas with the International Mission Board (IMB) before moving back to the states. They are passionate about connecting with internationals and helping them know Jesus.
Kurt Shiver is one of our newest Ministry Partners at the BCM, having moved a year ago from Oklahoma! His lovely wife, Ann, served for several years in Southeast Asia with the International Mission Board (IMB). They are excited about investing in students at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College, and are passionate about reaching and training students and getting them plugged into local churches. Their desire is to fulfill the Great Commission by raising up laborers who will make an impact on the campus that will spread to the nations!
Brason and Jolene English are the newest ministry partners to be added to the UF BCM team. They both came through the UF BCM as students at the University of Florida. Brason studied counseling/business and Jolene studied English/linguistics. Their heart is to see students reached with the love of the Gospel and raised up as disciple-makers for Christ’s global cause! They have a deep passion for seeing students lives radically changed by learning to walk with God during their college years. Then to see these students become a part of a disciple-making movement beginning in Gainesville and spreading to the city, state, nation, and world.