Band: Dave and Lexi Tonello and Band
This year’s band is an outreach of Gowanda Assembly of God in Gowanda, NY. Brought together for the purpose of leading this year’s gathering into the presence of God, each of the members has a heart for youth ministry and a passion for music.
Speaker: Rev. Dr. John Buskey
John grew up and is recovering from being the son of a pastor. He became a Christian at the age of five. He has pastored several churches and is currently the pastor of First Baptist Church of Manlius NY.
John is the former CEO of Vick and Pathfinder Camp and Conference Ministries. He has been involved in various camping and youth ministries since 1982.
On the side, John is the chaplain of the Manlius Police Department. He is the former chief of the Manlius Fire Department and is currently a paramedic with the Fire department.
John coaches high school volleyball, (and is hoping to be in sectional finals during ABY, but has it covered if so.). He officiates high school and college track and field. He is a former intercollegiate runner. He loves all sorts of water sports and is a percussionist at times.
He is married with two adult children and two grandchildren. (That makes him old)
Most importantly, he loves God, and has a passion for discipling youth and adults.
He likes being sarcastic, and thinks he is humorous, but also believes he can be serious when necessary.
John is looking forward to spending the weekend with the ABY convention and experiencing God's presence with you.