Belhaven University

Join us Tuesdays at 9pm in the Irby classrooms

Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) is the campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Though we exist on campus through the PCA, you will find students from a wide variety of backgrounds here at Belhaven University, because we welcome students from any and all walks of life. We are here for the "convinced" and the "unconvinced." It is our aim to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve in His church in all their various callings and vocations.

Join Us

Large Group

Tuesdays at 9 PM
in the Irby classrooms

Freshmen Bible Study

Thursdays at 4:30pm
in Billy Kim 103

Sunday Night Fellowship

Sundays at 7:30pm
in the University Village Courtyard

Other Small Groups

We have a guys and girls small group as well as a few others that meet throughout the week. See social media for details.

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Meet Our Team

Bentley Crawford

Bentley Crawford

Campus Minister

Bentley has been married to his wife, Sarah Love, for over 10 years. They have four children that keep them on their toes: Lila Grace, Annie, Luke, and Camp. Bentley is originally from Meridian, MS and Sarah Love from Jackson, MS. Both of them graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2006 and 2007 where they both met and each came to understand the gospel in a saving way due in large part to the campus ministries they attended and the Christian friends they knew. This ignited a passion in them for ministry to college students which led them to work with CRU for three years - one year at Ole Miss and then two years abroad in Salerno, Italy. From there, Bentley went on to work for three years as a pastoral intern at Palm Vista Community Church in Miami, FL before returning back to Jackson in 2014 to attend Reformed Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 2017 with his Masters of Divinity Degree. Through these experiences, the Lord has built in Bentley a passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ, a desire to minister God's powerful word, a love for people, and a heart for the local Church. As a result, he couldn't be happier to be serving with RUF and he sincerely believes that RUF at Belhaven is an incredibly important work.

Olivia Bedenbaugh

Olivia Bedenbaugh

Intern

Olivia grew up in a small town outside of Augusta, Georgia. She graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in Social Studies Education. Though she grew up knowing Jesus, the Lord used RUF at Winthrop to help her learn more about His grace and helped her realize her life-long purpose to glorify and enjoy the Lord. In her free time, Olivia can be found either thrifting, working towards her Goodreads goal, or enjoying Taylor Swift’s discography. She is so excited to walk alongside the students of Belhaven and see how the Lord works in their lives!

Tyler Thiessen

Intern

Tyler is from beautiful and scenic Inman, Kansas and attended Sterling College where he received a degree in Sports Management. While working at a summer camp in Wisconsin, he met his wife, Abi, who attended Mississippi State University and was heavily involved with RUF at MSU. He is excited to be a part of RUF at Belhaven University and become a true southerner and attempt to survive an entire summer in the Mississippi humidity. Tyler loves all things sports and athletics as well as reading, trying new hobbies, and eating dessert.