Leadership Track


If you are passionate about being the next generation of gospel-driven, transformational leaders then the Leadership track is for you. If you believe that the most adventurous life possible is to live obsessed with Jesus Christ and his mission then the Leadership track is for you.


Danelle Bancroft

Danelle was born in Miami where she met and married her husband – Eric Bancroft. After being in ministry in Los Angeles for 10 years and Indianapolis for 10 years, Eric and Danelle have moved back to Miami to plant Grace Church. In addition to being happily married, she has three teenage sons that teach her the place of prayer and faith in her life. She loves discipling women, teaching the Bible, and doing biblical counseling. Her hobbies include reading and making cards and other creative outlets for her to enjoy.




Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones


Jones is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and comes to Boyce with 10 years of varied experience in the public school system, collegiate level, and church life. He has taught in Fayette, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties and served as an assistant professor in the School of Education at Kentucky State University where he and his wife are both alumni.

Jones has served a youth pastor in several churches and served as a pastoral intern for pastor Kevin Smith and has served two years in the pastoral apprenticeship with pastor Ryan Fullerton. He is a research fellow for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Jones also serves as a board member of Love Thy Neighborhood.

Jones’s longing is to see Christian teachers and leaders impact the lives of students nationally and internationally, teaching, and leading to the glory of God. He and his high school sweetheart, Demica, have three children: Kennedi, Kevin Jr, and Karsynn.

Missions Track


We challenge you to become cross-cultural and move beyond your backyard, your street, your neighborhood, even beyond your city in the name of Christ. In the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) Jesus commanded his believers to share the Gospel cross-culturally and we are here to arm you with the tools to become a transformational, gospel-driven, biblically-minded, and theologically-sound missions student.


John Klaassen


Dr. Klaassen was born in Colombia, South America but grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He married Shari in 1985 and they have two sons, Seth and Andy. Before moving overseas John pastored in the state of Kentucky.

John helped to direct their relief and development agency to national attention in Spain and North Africa and were eventually invited to work in communities all over their country of residence. Since moving back to the US, John and Shari have been working primarily with Iraqi refugees in the Louisville area.

John Klaassen is the Department Coordinator for Global Studies at Boyce College. He also serves on staff at Highview Baptist Church where he is responsible for local missions efforts.


Worldview Track


Did you know that the Gospel applies to every aspect of your life? In a Genesis 3, fallen, sinful world making sense of the world around you can be challenging. Bryan Baise Worldview track will teach students to develop and implement a biblical worldview.


Bryan Baise


Mr. Baise has served in various capacities before coming to Boyce. He was a college pastor for an upstart church plant before moving to Louisville and has preached in various churches and revivals across Kentuckiana. Mr. Baise has served on an editorial staff, as a research assistant, teaching assistant, and currently as a research fellow with The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Mr. Baise also speaks at various conferences on philosophy, worldview, apologetics, and has participated in several debates on college campuses. His interests range from philosophy, politics, aesthetics, pop culture, and, most assuredly, sports. He is married with three children.


Youth Leader Track


Youth leaders are on the front lines of gospel ministry. You are faced with a myriad of situations that require gospel-fueled grace, scripture-saturated instruction, spirit-empowered holiness, and cross-bearing love. None of these things come without a deep understanding of God’s Word inflamed by a vibrant devotional life.

This track will help you to find ways to bolster your faith and impact the lives of your students. There is no doubt that well-trained youth leaders advance the kingdom of Christ and we want an opportunity to unfold God’s Word for you. So join us for this debut track session if you want to hear passionate and theologically-sound teaching.


Eric Bancroft


Eric Bancroft is planting Grace Church in Miami, Florida. After being on staff in Los Angeles for 10 years with John MacArthur and Indianapolis for 10 years as the Senior Pastor of Castleview Church, Eric and his family moved back to Miami in 2018 to start a new church. Their desire is to reach the people of this global city with the life-saving hope of the gospel. Eric’s additional passions include dating his wife of 22 years, raising his teenage sons (17, 15, 15), and helping serve other pastors. His hobbies include CrossFit and anything outdoors.


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