Arn Bjorndal

Executive Director, Foster Care Bible Study

I came to Christ in 1972 while a senior in high school. I visited a church where a speaker named Brother Pagano was speaking. After the service, I went home and confessed my sins and asked Him into my life.

In 1987 my wife, Linda and I were attending a missions conference at our church. The speaker challenged us with the concept of each person being a missionary. Linda and I prayed and our pastor Don Newell encouraged us and we pursued missions work and finally landed with Youth for Christ.

I have worked with clubs in the Linganore area as well as TJ area over the years, but I have worked for the past 23 years with foster care group homes sharing Christ through bible studies. Most recently I have been working with boys at the Cedar Ridge Boys Home in Williamsport, Maryland and at the Victor Cullen Center in Sabillasville, Maryland. As the Director of Central Maryland YFC, a lot of my ministry is to minister to our staff, work with our Board of Directors and oversee administrative as well as ministry events that cross the several ministries of our group.

My wife Linda and I have four adult children. They are Lori, who is married and works as a reading specialist in Hagerstown, Maryland, Emily who is married, lives in Jacksonville, Florida and is a Physical Therapist, Eric who is married and works in Columbus, Indiana as a Buyer, and Evan who is married, and is a Mechanical Engineer living in Arlington, Virginia.  We also are grandparents to Owen, Jonas, Lawrence, Aiden, Eliza, Mekhi, Reggie and Anneliese.

I love to play, coach, watch, and teach basketball and I have been a high school basketball coach at Linganore, Urbana, Middletown and Gov. Thomas Johnson High Schools. Some of my favorite things are: High School and College Basketball, sailing, talk radio, dried fruit, bran buds, politics, and running.

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