Founders: Tim and Joyce Fake
Exe. Dir./Chaplin: Johnnie R. Neal
This is an exciting time @ Fort Barachel Foundation! We desire to impact our student/athletes & young adults. while serving our community. Seeking different ways to encourage each of them! Leading them to believing in God and the helping them discover their place in God's story! Offering weekly equipping and training sessions to those who desire to know and experience God (on a daily bases).
Going: UP, IN, and OUT
UP: with God- to strengthen their faith and relationship, while receiving daily direction.
IN: with our weekly small groups and activities.
OUT: to make impact our community by offering a safe place to ride and teaching them to place others above ourselves.
Why Barachel? Barachel means “ one whom God has blessed”. In the early 60’s, Tim's father started a camp in Eastern Pennsylvania for inner city youth called Camp Barachel. His father would take local youth and group of counselors to camp in the mountains. They would experience God's creation in nature, while receiving a chance to respond to God's personal invitation: to experience God's forgiveness and have a life changing relationship through Jesus Christ.
What better way to continue and honor what Tim's father started than reach into a culture, whose reputation sometimes keeps them from hearing the gospel and having a real life change. Fort Barachel Foundation wants to open a door and build a bridge, to break into the stereo typical reputation of action sports athletes. Our passion and desire is to show them God's love and compassion. While sharing that God will take them as they are BUT He wants to give them a new life in Christ! To experience life to the fullest (John 10:10) here on earth and with Him for all eternity (John 3:16).
Fort Barachel is a light in the midst of darkness. Creating a safe place FOR ALL to belong and be accepted.
Each month we offer Serve Opportunities @ Fort B.: Operation Serve (we call- Serve Opps.) Engaging our community for impact while serving those in need here and around the world.
We would love to build an Action Sports Complex! To offer after school programing and mentorship for those who need help in school and safe place to ride. To host action sports events. A place for each individual to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
Together your small amount of change (#changegivingapp), in addition to God's unlimited resources, allows us to CHANGE lives forever.
Fort Barachel Foundation
THE FORT B. CHALLENGE:
To live in the daily harmony, following Jesus' example:
Up, In and Out.
Growing deeper together on Wed. nights @ Bible Boot Camp
Offering weekly open ride and Bible studies @ Fort B.
Attend DNow weekend and Summer Camp!
Serving our community: Operation Serve (Serve Opps.) with Local Partnerships include: Lift Disability Network, Local Homeless Ministries, Hope Now, East Winter Garden Outreach and BCM: Burundi,Africa Christian Ministries
Partnering with families to raise their student/athletes!
Road trips to other Bike/Skate Parks, in Central Florida and around the world!
Engaging Mission Partnerships Around the World by: Praying, Giving or Going!
Our Greatest Desire: is to help each student/athlete find their place in God's Story!
Having a safe place for student/athletes and their families to go ride bikes, skateboard, or have a blast hanging with others!
Fort Barachel Foundation wants to continue to help support the community and eventually grow into a full
size Action Sports Complex with...
*Family Arcade/ Family Fun Extreme Activity Center
* Paintball (indoor/outdoor)
and much more...
This is just the tip of the iceberg on what God has planned. Your Partnership allows our student/athletes to be a part of weekly gatherings, monthly Serve Opps and Student Events held in the fall/spring and summer. We don't give a hand out, but if the students will engage in the monthly "Serve Opp.", -they can attend these events, because of your financial support. Help Change Lives by donating your change.