Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Father-Son Spring Getaway 2022

 May 6th & 7th

Quality Time for Fathers and Sons at Scenic Stony Glen (grades 1-12)

  • Programming includes riflery, archery, 2-liter bottle rockets, devotions, and more
  • Your choice of comfortable cabins or tent camping, along with Friday night snacks and Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bring your own bedding.
  • Free-time activities include scenic hikes, fishing, and games (Bring your own fishing tackle)

Thursday, December 2, 2021

The Loss of Two More Stalwart Brigade Men


Warren McGee 1941 - 2021

Warren was actively serving as a Brigade leader at Parma Heights Baptist Church. He faithfully discipled many generations of boys for 41 years. His impact and memory is cherished by a great number of men who were, and boys who were being mentored by him during their formative years.

Warren McGee Obituary

James Lors 1930 - 2021

Jim was involved in Christian Service Brigade, Brigade Camp, and Stony Glen for over 50 years. His love for Stony Glen led him to enthusiastically serve for decades beyond his Brigade years on the Stony Glen Board and as a part of the Tuesday volunteer help. Jim wore his Stony Glen hat with great dignity and his clear wisdom and experience will be missed.

James Lors Obituary

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Gary Allen 1953 - 2021

I'm sad to announce the unexpected passing of Gary Allen on October 27th, 2021.

Gary was a long-time Brigade Chairman at The Chapel of Akron. Among other gifts, Gary had a personality that represented great friendship to all those around. He desired for everyone to know Christ and reached out to men and boys, especially through the Brigade program. Gary's comradery was contagious, and many men and boys have been influenced by Gary Allen's life of service through Christian Service Brigade and beyond.

We will miss Gary until we see him again in glory. If there is coffee in heaven, I'm sure we will be having many cups together.

Pray for Gary's family as they go through this difficult time.

See Gary's obituary.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Father & Son Winter Getaway 2021


December 3rd and 4th
at Stony Glen Camp
Ohio Valley Region, CSB Ministries is once again offering a special winter getaway for fathers and sons grades 1 - 12. Register today - then spread the news and bring some friends.

Go to our event website for pricing, more information, to print fliers, or to register today!
  • This Year's activities include Axe Throwing, 2 Man Saw, Nerf gun war/game, 22 Rifle range, Night Hike, & More
  • Comfortable cabins along with Friday night snacks and Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bring your own bedding. 
  • Free-time activities include scenic hikes, fishing, and games (Bring your own fishing tackle)

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Ken Slezak 1954 - 2021

 I’m saddened to announce the passing of Ken Slezak. Ken lost his battle with cancer Friday, September 17, 2021.

 I first met this tall man with a big heart at the Ohio Regional Shape-n-Race (pinewood) Derby events 20 years ago. Ken was using his talents on the tech side of the event. He was an important team member in helping to make the races exciting and memorable for all - and making sure we knew who won by the thousandth of a second. Ken was also very active in our summer camp scuba program as an assistant to our instructor. He used his talents and resources to make sure young men knew the gospel of Christ and the path to right-living with Him.

We will miss Ken until we see him when we meet our Lord and Savior face to face. Pray for his wife Loretta, his sons Eric and Ryan, and the rest of his family and friends as they pass through this valley of loss.

View Ken's obituary here

Friday, September 10, 2021


This is a great event for 6th through 12th grade guys to experience a day of shooting !


  • Guys will get a great introduction or be able to increase their skills with an arsenal that includes bows, .22s, and shotguns – we might even toss in some ax throwing.
  • NRA 50 ft. small bore scoring on the rifle range.
  • Battalions and Fathers and Sons welcome.
  • You do not need to be a part of a Battalion to participate in this event.
  • Awards for best junior shooter and a wild game lunch included.

When:  Saturday, October 2th 2021

from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Where:  Stony Glen Camp

How Much:  All for $12.00 per person

Lunch is provided



Thursday, August 12, 2021

Herald of Christ, Jared Archer, heads to Chad

An extra dose of fulfillment in ministry comes when we see those whom God has allowed us to influence for His Kingdom seeking to influence others for the Kingdom of God.

I had the privilege of being a part of Hope UMC, Battalion 6859 meeting on Monday, and praying for Brigade alum Jared Archer.

Jared stopped to visit his home Battalion where he was awarded the Herald of Christ award in 2017. He has now graduated from Moody Bible Institute and is heading to Chad as a missionary. We had the privilege of hearing from Jared and praying for him and his ministry. As we prayed, we laid hands on Jared to bless him as he begins this next phase of life.

Pray for Jared as he seeks to live out God’s calling on his life to impact the world for Christ.