Some eleven years ago, I attended a DiscipleNow Weekend in Memphis, TN and met the crazy people behind Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters. Head of the bunch is a burly, bald-headed fanatic – Brody Holloway. Since that time, I had Snowbird lead teenagers and college students in retreats and DiscipleNow’s, but more importantly, I have the privilege of becoming great friends with several of them (one was a groomsmen and another attended seminary with me at SBTS). Needless to say, I am a big fan of SWO, even though I can’t put a wetsuit on properly.
Snowbird is the real deal. I’m not in student ministry these days, but if there was one place I’d take students of any age, it would be Andrews, NC. It’s a homegrown ministry that has developed significantly over the years, including a church plant in the city they live and a partnership with the IMB to engage unreached people groups in some of the most treacherous places of the world.
Recently, Brody shared that a new website was formed to house information related to speaking opportunities, downloadable resources, and a family blog. I encourage you to check it out, and if you are in the NC/VA/SC area and looking for a gospel-saturated preacher boy that connects, I recommend Brody and the brothers of Snowbird. He’s theologically robust, missionally driven, communally engaged, and genuinely humble. May God continue to raise up such men to point the next generation to Jesus.