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 team’s purpose: To see Jesus’ name (which must increase) lifted higher to rise above all other names (which must decrease).

Keep up with RiSE on Facebook here.

RiSE uses music and art to help people realize the presence of God and to respond accordingly. As part of this, team members develop relationships of encouragement and create interest among future students by showing them how BBC can 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 BBC Admissions at 800.451.7664 or admissions@bbc.edu.

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

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

May Tour    
May 12 Plumstead Christian School Plumsteadville, PA
May 13 Hershey Christian School Hershey, PA
May 14 Timothy Christian School Piscataway, NJ
May 14 First Baptist Church Youth Group Perkasie, PA
May 15 Berks Christian School Birdsboro, PA
May 17 BBC Men’s Retreat Clarks Summit, PA
May 18 Grace Baptist Church Binghamton, NY
May 19 Valley Height Christian School Norwich, NY
May 20 North Rome Christian School Rome, PA
May 21 Christ Wesleyan Church Youth Milton, PA
May 21 Twin Tiers Christian Academy Breesport, NY
May 21 Elmira Christian Academy Elmira, NY
May 22 Meadowbrook Christian School Milton, PA
May 22 Walnut Street Christian School Avis, PA
May 23 Faith Christian School Roseto, PA
May 24 Roseto Community 5k Fun Run/Walk Roseto, PA
Main Team    
June 8 Independent Bible Church Martinsburg, WV
Jun 9-13 Teen Week @ Independent Bible Church Martinsburg, WV
June 15-21 Rhodes Grove Chambersburg, PA
June 23-27 Skyview Ranch – High School week 1 and Worship Camp Millersburg, OH
June 29 Crosscreek Community Church Trucksville, PA
June 29 -July 4 Camp Orchard Hill Dallas, PA
July 2 WRGN Radio Hunlock Creek, PA
July 4 Garage Church 4th of July Celebration Ithaca, NY
July 4-11 Skyview Ranch High School week 2 Millersburg, OH
July 6 Bailey Road Baptist Church–am services N. Jackson, OH
July 12 Teen Challenge – Celebrate! Event Rehrersburg, PA
July 18 Teen Summer Break at Fellowship Bible Church Shenandoah Junction, WV
July 20 Colonial Baptist Church–am services Randallstown, MD
July 21-24 ABWE Missionary Enrichment Conference Washington, DC
July 24-25 CEF Flood Philly – Crossing Community Church Newtown, PA
July 27 Faith and Family Day @SWB Railriders Baseball Game Moosic, PA
Mini Team    
June 16-20 Pine Lake Bible Camp Caldwell, OH
June 22 First Baptist Church Caldwell, OH
June 22-27 Camp CHOF Canton, OH
June 29 Arrowhead Bible Camp Brackney, PA
June 29 - July 4 Montrose Bible Conference Montrose, PA
July 6 Calvary Baptist Church– am services Sandusky, OH
July 7 - 11 Camp Patmos Kelley’s Island, OH
July 13 - Niagara Bible Conference Appleton, NY
July 13 - 18 Niagara Bible Adventure Camp Appleton, NY

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

See past tour dates here.


Contact Geoff Ellsworth at gellsworth@bbc.edu.