BCM Staff

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Justin Woods, Director

Arriving at the Naval Academy in 2010, Justin began teaching the Bible and mentoring Midshipmen to be disciples of Jesus. He has been a husband to Tera since 2006, and father to Anna, Judah and Josephine Joy. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2004, Justin began serving as a Reserve Air Force Chaplain. He is currently the Wing Chaplain at the 459th ARW, JB Andrews. Justin also holds a Master of Theology and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and currently the interim pastor at South Shore Baptist Church.

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Tanner Henderson, Discipleship

Tanner has been serving BCM since 2015 and is truly honored to disciple Midshipmen here at the Academy. Previously, he was a Youth Pastor at Destiny Christian Church Hawai'i and taught Christian Education at his alma mater, the Kamehameha Schools. Known to our ‘Mids’ as ‘Uncle Tanner’, he loves sharing the Gospel and the aloha spirit of his Hawaiian culture with the Navy BCM ‘Ohana. He is joyfully married to Michelle and they have three amazing sons, Connor, Cross and Creed.

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Doyle Kitchin, Discipleship

After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1976, Doyle spent his naval career as an Engineering Duty Officer. His final two assignments were as the Chief Engineer aboard the USS Midway and the USS John F. Kennedy. After retiring as a Captain, he continued serving as the Deputy Director for Machinery Systems at NavSea. Today, Doyle spends his time discipling Midshipmen to faithfully follow Jesus, as they prepare to become officers in the Navy.

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Joey Nickerson, Preaching/Discipleship

Originally from Ohio, Joey connected with BCM in 2013. He has since made Annapolis his home with his wonderful wife, Rebecca. Joey is the Senior Pastor of Citizen's Church, as well as serving on staff with BCM by meeting with Midshipmen and helping them walk with Jesus Christ. Joey graduated from Liberty University and has a M.Div from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Abby Horvat, Discipleship/Admin

Abby is a local from Maryland who has been connected with BCM for the past couple of years. She is passionate about seeing others come to know Jesus and walk with Him faithfully.