Directors Steve & Rhonda Ransomgraduated from Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music in Grand Rapids, MI (1976 & 1977), where they majored in Christian Education. They both have always sensed God's calling on their lives to work with young people. After graduation, they married and moved to Utah where they became actively involved in many youth ministries in their chuch, including: youth group, awana, sunday school teachers, VBS, etc. It was during this time they started getting interested in Pioneer Bible Camp (then a 2-week summer camp on rented facilities). Since both Steve and Rhonda grew up attending and serving in camps, they were able to recognize the impact and potential of this ministry in the lives of youth. Sensing God's direction, they became the Directors of Pioneer Bible Camp in 1988. Today, they continue to serve the Lord as the Directors of PBC (now a 9-week summer camp on 65 acres of land) and have watched God change the hearts and lives of thousands of teens and children. Steve & Rhonda raised three children who were always involved in camp ministry. Today, Rachel, their oldest is married and raising 5 beautiful children. She and her husband are very active in their home church. Their son, Jeremy, is married and raising 4 beautiful children, they too are very involved in their local church. Their youngest son, Jeff, is married, has two beautiful little girls, and is working in Brigham City and active in their home church. All would agree that camp had a powerful influence on their lives.
Assistants to the Directors Joe & Anna Bakergraduated from Bob Jones University in 2013, where Joe received a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Anna in Early Childhood Education. After graduating, they served a 9 month internship at The Wilds Christian Camp and Conference Center in Brevard, NC, after which they were married, and moved to Utah where they began ministering at Pioneer Bible Camp. From 2014-2015, Joe and Anna, in conjunction with PBC, determined that God would have them join the camp's full-time staff. They're currently members of Fellowship Bible Church where they lead the choir and assist in the Children's Ministry. Joe and Anna made professions of faith at an early age and gave themselves to Christian service while in High School. They earnestly desire to edify Utah churches and equip local believers through the camping ministry of Pioneer Bible Camp.