meet our team
Gary Adams is the new Executive Director here at BCC. Gary served as a fulltime youth pastor for 34 years in Southern California, Dallas – Texas, and in southern Idaho, before transitioning into full-time camping ministry. He has been involved every year with Christian camping since first attending in 1971, 50 years ago. Over the years, he’s done it all, he was a camper up from 4th grade through college aged, kitchen help/cook, recreation leader, counselor, speaker, director for many years of Jr. High & High School camps, board member and executive board member, and most recently as the Executive Director at Skyview Ranch Christian Camp & Retreat Center in Ohio. Skyview employed 18 staff, was located on 175 acres, and served 9,000 guests annually year round. Due to Covid-19, the staff was dissolved, and SVR wasn’t able to do camp in 2020.
But… our God is a faithful God, and he led Gary and his family here to the beautiful mountains of southern Montana.
Gary is married to his best friend, Leesa, and they have been married since 1982 (39 years and going strong). They have 5 awesome kids and 2 grandchildren with another due this spring. Gary enjoys doing life-together with his family, hiking, eating out, going to the movies, Nascar and all things motorsports – especially trophy truck racing, vacationing, a good bacon-cheeseburger, and all things Disney – especially Disneyland.
Gary attended high school in Long Beach, California, graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Dallas Christian College in Dallas Texas, and earned his Masters Degree from Hope International University in Southern California. He is super excited to continue to serve Jesus as the Executive Director here at BCC helping children, students, and adults, grow and develop in their faith in Christ. His greatest desire is to someday hear Jesus say, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
I Corinthians 13 – The way Jesus taught us to Love each other
Corey Hull is our new Assistant Director here at BCC. Corey has been married to his high school sweetheart, Breanna, for almost 18 years and they have 3 children together. Hannah is 15, Marshall is 12, and Emersyn(Emie) is 6. They have worked in full time ministry together for the last 8 years. From serving as house parents on a Children’s Ranch in Idaho, to managing a group home for boys in Arizona, and then working for an after school program in Bigfork, MT. Most recently, in 2018, they were called to Skyview Ranch, in Ohio, and fell in love with camp ministry. Corey’s passion has always been to work with kids and to show them who Jesus is! His experience working with horses really brought these two things together. What greater way to learn about God than to build a relationship with a horse!
Corey enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and playing golf. But the real way to his heart is with a steak and some good seafood! He can’t wait to be actively serving, together with his family, in camp ministry again and back in his home state!
Caleb Hamilton is the new Church Relations Coordinator at BCC. Caleb grew up as a pastor’s kid and loved the church and ministry from a very young age. It was actually at BCC where Caleb felt called by God to go into ministry as a pastor. Pursuing his calling, Caleb attended Yellowstone Christian College in Billings, MT to get his Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies, and it was there that he met and fell in love with his wife Sarah. The two got married in June of 2014 and shortly after getting married, moved to Absarokee, MT to take a job as a Next Gen Pastor where he served for three years. It was in Absarokee where the Hamilton’s had their first two children, Kloey and Klara. It was also in Absarokee where Caleb really started to partner with BCC for camps, retreats, etc. and where his heart for camp really started to grow. Caleb directed a couple of BCC’s camps and spoke a number times for their retreats and camps. It was also during this time that God really started to grow in him a passion and heart to work with other churches in Montana.
Eventually, Caleb got a job working as a youth pastor in Billings, MT. It was in Billings where he and Sarah had their two little boys, Briggs and Boeman. During this time Caleb became the Student Ministries Director for an association of churches called the Western Evangelical Conference, where he started to more intentionally network with churches, building relationships with youth and children workers around the state, and creating the catalystmvmt.com website to help create small group content for churches.
After Covid-19 shut camp down in 2020, Caleb saw all his good friends from camp have to move on and leave, and it was during that time that God gave him a burden for BCC. After hearing about the plan to restart Camp for the 2021 Summer, Caleb and Sarah prayed a great deal about the possibility of becoming the Church Relations Coordinator, and God just made it clear to them that he was leading them to help restart BCC.
So armed with his knowledge of the churches in Montana, and his passions for people we are excited for Caleb to be joining the staff at BCC. Caleb enjoys doing life-together with his family, geeking out about Star Wars, loving people, creating content for his website calebhamilton.tv, and enjoys everything Disney as well, especially going to Disney-world with his family! Caleb’s life-verse is James 1:12 which reads, “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him.”