Peter “Petey” Crowley
When I was a junior in high school, I really had no idea what I wanted to do after graduation. While I was volunteering at SBR that summer, I heard that there was a one-year Bible program with all Bible classes, including an internship at camp the following summer, and I knew that’s what I wanted to do. I wanted to have my own faith and discover God for myself. Up until that point, I had always just believed what my church believed, but I wanted more than just going through the motions.
Through my year at NBI (’09-’10), I not only learned more about Scripture and about God, but I grew tremendously in discovering who I was as a person. I learned to love others and to empathize with them in their struggles. The summer internship was one of the best summers of my life. I made so many friendships that shaped me even more into the person who I am today. My relationship with Jesus grew even more as I learned to serve and love as He has loved us.
After NBI, I eventually landed at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and I recently graduated with a Communications degree in May of 2015. I married Kenzie Ellis in August of 2015, and I am currently the Auxiliary Worship Leader at Christ Community Church in St. Charles, IL. The things I learned at NBI have helped me greatly with my role as a Worship Leader, especially in having compassion for others and caring about their own personal walks with Christ.