TLC Mission

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

Meet Ben Wilhite

Ben Wilhite

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 Kingdom resources that equip and enable local churches to accomplish their mission. Pilgrimage's ministry toolbox includes resources like the Wilderness Institute for Leadership Development, the GROW System discipleship tools and OnTrack Devotions.

Pilgrimage partners with Baptist Bible College to deliver an array of experience-based academic courses and degree programs that immerse future ministry leaders in extended ministry internships across the globe as the context for their education. This partnership provides a unique texture to ministry education. Learning programs are custom fit for every student in every ministry context every time based on who they are, their educational goals and the strengths of the ministry in which they will serve.

Ben and his wife, Jeni are both BBC alumni. They live in Factoryville, PA, with their four children: Gabrielle, Caedon, Micah and Samuel.


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This past summer was my first experience with TLC.  Despite hearing about the conference from friends at BBC, I really didn’t know what to expect.  I enjoyed counseling at TLC for several reasons.  The first is that I was able to spend a lot of time getting to know the students with whom I was working.  One of the major emphases for counselors at TLC is to have meaningful conversations with the students.  I had several opportunities to have significant more

Matt Roberts, TLC Counselor


Although TLC is programmed to specifically reach high school students, I believe God worked in my life as a counselor just as much as He did in the lives of the students. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to take part in building relationships with my girls as they shared what issues and struggles they were going through. Some of the most encouraging and more

Katie Eichelberger, TLC Counselor