The Collegiate Partnership Team
is a strength-based collaborative who assists churches in their missionary efforts to collegiate communities so that there will be no campus left in North Carolina without a gospel presence.
Jonathan Yarboro, Team Leader
Jonathan Yarboro believes the gospel invades, wrecks, and transforms every area of our lives, and because of what the gospel has accomplished in his own life, he identifies most with people who are spiritual outsiders. In working with Collegiate Partnerships, Jonathan helps churches engage college campuses and make disciples. Jonathan earned his B.A. (with a double major in English and Religion) and his M.Div. (with a concentration in Christian Education) from Campbell University. He and his wife Felicia were married in 1998, and they have one daughter Katherine. Jonathan is a coffee snob, frequenting independent, locally owned coffee shops. He's also a cyclist who endures long climbs in order to fearlessly bomb scary descents.
Evan Blackerby, Consultant
Evan Blackerby was worked on the #nocampusleft team since in August 2013. He previously served in campus ministry at the University of North Carolina Greensboro since 2009. At UNC-Greensboro, Evan developed his role as a leader of leaders. During this time he developed a passion for the local church, for its ability to multiply and for making disciples who make disciples. He served in various ministry roles before serving with the BSCNC, including youth ministry, young adult ministry and as a worship pastor. Evan earned his education at UNC-Greensboro and Rockbridge Seminary. He was ordained by New Horizon Church in Greensboro in 2005. Since 2006 Evan has been married to Heather. They have three children: Jude (born 2010), Lucy (born 2013), and Oliver (May 2016). The Blackerby family lives in the Triad where they have planted Multiply Church, a missional community church with a vision of multiplying churches throughout the Triad and beyond.
Tom Knight, Consultant
Tom Knight is a North Carolina native, with his family roots stretching from Manteo to Yancy County. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelor’s degree in history and a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Feeling a call to ministry, he left the legal profession and headed to New Jersey, where he received his master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. He spent two years teaching English in China where he met his wife, Cynthia Wang Knight. Tom and Cynthia have two children, Tommy and Cornelia. Tom joined the BSCNC in 2001 and worked as a campus minister to international students for 13 years. The most challenging part of his job is also the most fulfilling: reaching people who know nothing about Jesus. He enjoys helping Cynthia homeschool their children, cooking Chinese cuisine, gardening and strategy games.
Sammy Joo, Consultant
Sammy Joo joined the BSCNC staff in 2007. He is a graduate of Handong Global University in Pohang, South Korea (1999) and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2006). Sammy previously served Korean churches in South Korea and in the United States as a worship leader, youth pastor and college pastor since 2000. He also served in international student ministry as a volunteer at the University of Louisville in Kentucky from 2002 to 2006. Sammy served as the international student ministry coordinator since 2007, and has been a part of the #nocampusleft team since 2014. His desire is to reach, disciple and send international students to all nations to lead their people to Christ. Sammy and Debbie have four children. Sammy loves to play guitar.
Darrick Smith, Consultant
Darrick grew up on a small farm in Godwin, North Carolina where he met Jesus at the age of 16. Darrick attended college at North Carolina Central University graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health. Darrick also has a Master’s Degree in Education and taught elementary school for 6 years. He is currently finishing up his M.Div. at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Darrick has a heart for the gospel of Jesus Christ to transform the lives of those who follow Him. Darrick has a huge heart for missions and have led mission teams to Boston, New York, Africa, India, Canada, and Singapore. Darrick has been married to his wife LaShonna for almost eight years and they have two boys Noah (5 years old) and Daniel (2 ½ years old).