EASTER WEEKEND | APRIL 14-15, 2017 HILTON AT EASTON, COLUMBUS, OHIO
Life is crazy. Life is messy. Sometimes hard stuff breaks us, and we find it impossible to pick up all the broken pieces. Join us Easter Weekend for PIECES 2017 Ohio Teens for Christ Convention to discover your missing pieces, soften your heart like clay, and uncover God’s plan to mend your broken pieces into something beautiful.
So I did as he told me and found the potter working at his wheel. But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over. Then the Lord gave me this message: "O Israel, can I not do to you as this potter has done to his clay? As the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand."(Jeremiah 18:3-6 NLT)
Chris Cox works with One21 Ministries and Back2Back Ministries and has been an OTFC main stage speaker in the past. He loves Ohio Teens for Christ and is pumped about the theme this year.
Back2Back Ministries is an international Christian organization dedicated to being a voice for orphans. It exists to love and care for orphans by meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, and social needs. Chris is passionate about serving orphans and helping students experience Jesus.
Markel Croston is a recent alumnus of Cincinnati Christian University. After participating as a semifinalist in the Next Generation Preacher Search and in the Academy of Preachers, he was hired as a campus pastor at Christ’s Church to help launch its first multi-site location.
He then transitioned to Elevation Church where he served on the Campus Support team. He now works at a thriving start-up company. Markel holds tight to the quotation: "The Gospel is more than behavior modification… it’s soul transformation."
Brock Rohrer, Student Minister of the Bryan First Church of Christ in Bryan, Ohio, has been in student ministry for 12 years. Brock and his wife Tacha have been married for 17 years and are the proud parents of three amazing kids (Noah, 16, Grace, 15, and Titus, 13).
Brock enjoys bearding, hunting, family time, and ’80s power ballads. He is a man of many talents, and we are excited to have Brock share his talent of teaching from the Scriptures with us at OTFC.
the kingdom collective
The Kingdom Collective is a collective of worshippers, writers, singers, and musicians from Canton, Ohio. They’ll lead worship for every Main Session at OTFC.
They have never lacked imagination and deliver organic praise that easily connects with teens. They have a passion for ministry and sharing their faith and music with the community. These Canton-ites use their authentic, raw, and real sound to birth a new breed of worship that will transform God’s Kingdom here on Earth.