TLC Mission

TLC exists to train student leaders to influence their church and community for Christ.

Our Staff

Dwight Peterson

Dwight Peterson - Director

Since he arrived in 2001, Dwight Peterson has been serving in many roles at Baptist Bible College. Dwight’s goal is to disciple students whether he is teaching in the youth pastoral program, coaching basketball or golf, or hanging out with the guys in the dorm, where...

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Ben Wilhite

Ben Wilhite - Associate Director

Since 2003, Ben Wilhite has been the Executive Director of Pilgrimage Educational Resources, a ministry organization that designs, develops and delivers discipleship resources for ministries and educational institutions. His passion is to invest in the development of...

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Michelle Hammaker

Michelle Hammaker - Assistant Director and Secretary

Michelle currently serves as the Resident Director of Carter Hall and recently joined the team in the Alumni Department at Baptist Bible College. She is a graduate of BBC and began her involvement with TLC as a counselor during her college years. She loves having...

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Ted Boykin

Ted Boykin - Assistant Director

Ted enjoys his many roles on the campus of BBC. He recently completed 19 years of teaching in the Bible department as well as several years in the global/counseling department. Ted and his lovely wife, Sherry, also enjoy a very full ministry of being the dorm parents to 55 guys every school year in....

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David Harris

David Harris - Worship Leader

David is a music professor at Baptist Bible College. He leads the daily chapel worship, teaches voice lessons, and works with Church Music majors, preparing them for career ministries as worship leaders. David has recorded two worship projects: Gospel...

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Fred Defendorf

Fred Defendorf - Operations Manager

Fred Defendorf currently serves at Baptist Bible College & Seminary in two roles. The first being the Coordinator of Campus Life in which he helps plan a majority of the student lead activities during the school year, as well as ...

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Reference Form

TLC Staff Reference Form


The TLC Nurse is available each day from 8 am until 10 pm.

Band Members

Under the leadership of Dr. David Harris, our TLC band seeks to bring Gospel-centered worship to our daily sessions. The team is made up of current students and alumni of Baptist Bible College.

Child Care Workers

Under the leadership of Bonnie Peterson, our TLC child care workers seek to provide quality care and fun for children of youth workers attending TLC. The team is made up of current students and alumni of Baptist Bible College.


At TLC, we are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our students. Our Safety and Security Department serves the campus by maintaining a safe and peaceful environment. The director, Ken Morris, brings over 25 years of experience to his role as BBC&S's Director of Safety and Security.


Students attending Baptist Bible College serve as our TLC Counselors. They are energetic and fun but desire to counsel teens towards pursuing Christ in their daily walk.

Read about some of their stories.