Markel Croston, main speaker at Ohio Teens for Christ 2018, is a recent graduate of Cincinnati Christian University with his degree in Biblical Studies, an associate degree in Communication, and a minor in Communication Arts. After participating as a semifinalist in the Next Generation Preacher Search and in the Academy of Preachers, he was hired as a campus pastor at Christ’s Church to help launch its first multisite location. Upon completion of his assignment, he transitioned to Elevation Church where he served on the Campus Support team. He is a dynamic speaker, who hails from Seattle, WA, where he lives with his wonderful wife Brittany and their energetic fur child Rory. He serves as the Discipleship Coordinator at Crossroads Bible Church and has slight obsession with Justin Timberlake.