A traveling worship team of BBC students
The RiSE team travels on behalf of BBC, making stops at locations across many states. The tours for each new team begin in May and continue throughout the summer and into the school year.

The name RiSE comes from the words of John the Baptizer and is the foundation of the team’s purpose: To see Jesus’ name (which must increase) lifted higher to rise above all other names (which must decrease).

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Are you a BBC&S student interested in interviewing for RiSE? Click here.

RiSE endeavors to use music, scripture and relationships to help people realize the presence of God and to respond accordingly. In developing authentic God-centered relationships RiSE creates interest among future students by showing them how God can use BBC to assist them in their life and global Christian leadership development.

  • Ministering to local churches, schools, and camps.

  • Training young people for global Christian leadership.

  • Building relationships with future students.

To learn more about RiSE, contact contact Geoff Ellsworth at 570.585.9246 or gellsworth@bbc.edu.

Order the RiSE album "God is Able."




2014-2015 RiSE Team

RiSE Members

Standing (l-r): Rachel Mowers*, Allyson Kochanek*, Erika Longwell, Kevin Lorow, Kyle Sparkes*, Tyler Wright, Andrew Henzler, Sarah Walker*, BJ Greathouse, Katherine White, Jared Winn, Connor Ellsworth*.
Kneeling (l-r): Geoff Ellsworth (Director), Ryan Shim, Keegan Pulz
*Mini team

2014-2015 RiSE Tour Dates

August 29 BBC Back to School Worship concert BBC&S
September 5 BBC Chapel BBC&S
September 13 Victory Rally at First Baptist Metuchen, NJ
September 14 First Baptist Church - a.m. services Metuchen, NJ
September 14 Youth For Christ – Back to School/See You At the Pole Rally with Todd Agnew BBC&S - Recreation Center
September 26 Red Eye - High School All-nighter BBC&S
Nov. 7 Short Term Ministries Chapel BBC&S
Nov. 14-16 Feed the Fire - Youth Conference BBC&S
Nov. 23 Primitive Methodist Church Johnson City, NY
Dec. 5–7 Camp Joy El – Sr. High Momentum Winter Camp Greencastle, PA
Dec. 14 Centerpoint Community Church Matamoras, PA
Jan. 11 Shawnee Baptist Church Shamong, NJ
Jan. 19 BBC Chapel Clarks Summit, PA
Jan. 27-29 Mid Atlantic Christian Camping Conference New Ringold, PA
Jan. 30-Feb. 1 Southridge Community Church Snow Camp at Pinebrook East Stroudsburg, PA
Feb. 11-13 Global Ministry Conference BBC&S
Feb. 13-15 CBA Snow Camp at Rock Mountain Susquehanna, PA
Feb. 20-22 Shore Life Youth Network Snow Camp @ Camp of the Woods Speculator, NY
March 20-21 Empire State Youth Seminar @ First Baptist Church Marilla, NY
March 22 Grace Baptist Church - am service Tonawanda, NY
March 26 Faith Heritage School Retreat @ Rock Mountain Susquehanna, PA
April 8-10 Radiate Youth Missions Conference @ BBC Clarks Summit, PA
April 16-17 Foundations Christian Counseling Conference @ BBC Clarks Summit, PA
April 23
AWANA Summit @ McLean Bible Church
Vienna, VA (Washington DC)
April 26 Keystone College La Plume, PA


RiSE Heritage Team

Feb. 20-22 Western NY Church Snow Camp @ Camp Bethany Sinclaireville, NY


Keep checking our schedule as more dates will be added soon.

See past tour dates here.


Contact Geoff Ellsworth at gellsworth@bbc.edu.