Brian Bitner is the founder of Experience Life Outdoors and has always enjoyed the outdoors. Brian was born with a passion for the outdoors, but this passion could not have been unleashed without the guidance and time from his grandfather, dad and uncle. Some of his memories are times spent going for hikes, catching minnows or fishing with his grandfather, squirrel and deer hunting with his father, and archery shooting with his uncle from the top of his house roof to see who would be the first to shoot the quarter on the target.
Brian grew up in Greencastle, Pennsylvania where he spent his summers playing baseball and working at one of his best friend’s orchard/farm, Tracey’s Orchard. Here he learned the definition of a hard days work.
Brian currently lives in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania with his wife Melanie and their two children, Maycie and Lennox. Brian and Melanie have been attending Five Forks BIC Church since 2007 when they were married. He and his wife have been deacons at Five Forks since 2011 and Brian currently teaches a Sunday School Class (Christian Family Life) and has helped with the AWANA program and served on the Five Forks Church Board in 2014 and 2015.
In the fall of 2011, Brian traveled with Five Forks Church on a mission’s trip to Solid Rock Bible Camp in Soldotna, Alaska. During this trip God put the desire for an outdoor ministry in his heart. Ever since then, he has prayed for God’s guidance and direction. As you can imagine, there is a lot of time and resources that are required to make any ministry happen, so it was imperative that he know for sure this was God’s plan and not his own fleshly desires. Since 2011, the desire for this ministry has only become stronger. He started this ministry as way to help others find the same enjoyment in the outdoors that he has experienced.