A Clear Calling From God
Updated: May 19, 2020
Gene O'Handley is a behind the scenes star at Kodiak Baptist Mission
Gene O’Handley is the Kodiak Baptist Mission maintenance director and has
been for the past seven years. He found the job opening at KBM on our
website, sent in his application, had a phone interview and drove up the
ALCAN sight unseen. There is no question Gene followed after a strong
calling on his life from the Lord. Daily he puts to work his unique and
He has led the charge the past five years in revitalizing our 1930s
established campus and making it an incredible place to do ministry from.
Recently he began work to renew our pavilion building down on Mission
Road. As he tore away the old siding it was clear the job was much bigger
than originally anticipated. There was a great deal of rot and he could
make the walls sway with a push of his hands. He just kept tearing away
the old until he got right down to the bones and started putting it
together again (there's a good sermon in that).
If you've seen pictures around our campus you can't miss the brightly
painted building. That was Gene. Even though he is quiet and reserved he
has a very loud voice and speaks through the work of his hands and his
dedication to the Lord. Gene met his wife Cheyenne at KBM and they have
two wonderful children. We are thankful for all they do to make Kodiak
Baptist Mission what it is.