Jim Ecker served as BCM International’s Bible Club Missionary in Monroe County for 38 years. Jim was a unique individual who diligently and faithfully conducted children’s ministry locally through release time Bible classes in various schools. In September of 2015, Jim was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer and went home to be with the Lord in September of 2017. During his illness and after his death, Monroe County has been without an active BCM Bible Club Missionary.
Recognizing this void and seeking to impact children locally, Streamside began a search to identify and host the next BCM Monroe Bible Club Missionary. BCM will be calling John Minshall as the missionary candidate to conduct Bible clubs in Monroe County. John, Heather, Jacob (12) and Savannah (11) will be moving to Streamside in June. John will serve as Streamside’s Bible teacher this summer and then begin his role in Monroe County afterwards. The Minshall’s will continue to live at Streamside as John integrates summer camp into his ministry vision.