Samuel Martin, Director
Samuel E. Martin is the new director for Living Springs Camp. He has been Director of World Missions BPS since 2001 and is looking forward to the blessings of God in this new endeavor.
Growing up as a missionary child in American Samoa in the early 1970s prepared him for a lifelong affiliation with the mission field. Samuel and his wife, Barbara, have taken several mission trips to foreign fields and worked with church youth groups over the years. Over twenty years of service in the U.S. Army instilled a passionate determination within him that he strives to pass on to the next generation. He knows how to challenge young people while they are having fun, as well as train them in essential Christian leadership skills.
Brother Martin's goal for Living Springs is to see the camp grow in participation from churches and see the youth that attend become the future leadership in churches and on mission fields around the world. Camp is an essential training time: grooming leaders for ministry, teaching them that service to Jesus Christ is a blessing, and grounding them in Bible-based doctrine. The Martins look forward toworking with the campers this summer and teaching them that “to serve is Living”.
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Jeremy Bartels, Caretaker
Brother Jeremy was privileged to be raised in a Christian home. At the age of fifteen, the Holy Spirit drew him to accept Christ as his Saviour and Lord. Upon graduating high school, Jeremy enrolled in Heartland Baptist Bible College where he met his wife, Victoria. They were married in 2010 and have four children, Adam, Laura, Pamela, and Margaret. Jeremy graduated college in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education. The Lord then opened an opportunity to teach in a Christian school in Florida for a year. In 2016, the Lord directed Jeremy and his family to Second Baptist Church where he was appointed caretaker and maintenance director at Living Springs Camp. The Bartels live in the "yellow house" on the camp property and love interacting with the campers and workers as much as they can.
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