David M Baird
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DIFJ (Doing it for Jesus), INC. dba/ TELL Ranch
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David Baird, has been an Executive Director of a Christian ministry for 17 years. 

David has served on the board of the American Camping Association (2003-2004) and the board of the Christian Camp Leaders Association (2003-2010). While on the Board, he twice served as conference Chair (2004, 2008) and as Chairman of the Board (2006-2008).

Currently, David owns his own Business, Jack’s Complete Auto Care, in Greenville, Indiana and is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Indiana University, Southeast.

Randy Pierce has served with David in ministry for over decade. Randy and his wife, Beth, served as Co-Deans of Homeschool camp and as counselors for numerous years.

Tim Meiners served on the Board at Country Lake Christian Retreat for 5 years while David was its Executive Director. In 2012, they served together on a Dominican Republic Mission Team. Currently, Tim is the President of Meiner’s Electric and owner of Jeffersontown Ace Hardware.

Dr. David Maddox also began serving on the CLCR board in 2006. David is a partner with Kentuckian Emergency Physicians, providing coverage at Norton, Audubon, Southwest, and Northeast emergency rooms. David and his wife, Caroline, have served as medical staff for a week of camp since 1999.

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TELL RANCH…An Overview

Our name is our mantra - Training, Equipping, Leaders for Life.

TELL Ranch, a DIFJ, Inc. Ministry, exists to provide an excellent year round organization that trains people for successful living; that equips them with needed tools & skills to that end; that empowers them to lead where they land throughout the world; and that focuses on their life long success.

This global mission statement is our unifying principle, Doing It For Jesus.  Everything we do is focused on providing an environment through which God can draw those it comes in contact with closer to Himself. This will be the culture of TELL from the beginning.  

TELL will work to teach everyone to submit to the Lordship of Christ and live an abundant life. These value based life skills serve as a framework upon which a successful life can grow and prosper.  TELL will also serve as a cutting edge training center employing technology and techniques to provide effective & efficient educational programs.

The “know how” of successful living must be accompanied with the tools to accomplish that objective. TELL will become known as a “one stop” resource organization where these tools can be obtained, accompanied with the proper training and education mentioned above.  This training & equipping  serves as the primary one-two punch of the organization.

Everyone has the potential to be a leader.  They just need the opportunity, the training, and the equipping.  In the TELL culture, people will be nurtured with leadership in mind...to go out into the world and independently lead by example utilizing the tools acquired while at the Ranch.  In effect, God working through them to accomplish His will (Phil 2:13).

The key - enduring life long skills.  After interfacing with TELL, everyone will be equipped with life skills and trained how to implement them for the long run....life!

​Focus Statements

In order to fulfill our mission, the team at TELL focuses on three distinct and unifying objectives:

Christian Environment 
Our clients could go anywhere to find assistance.  At TELL, we provide more than just the basics. We provide an environment that enhances the effectiveness of the experience by:
  •Providing a team dedicated to the mantra of the Ranch and service to it's clients;
  •Offering unique experiences that promote that enriching environment; and
  •Instilling moral & value based training, equipping, and support.

A Servants Attitude
Exhibiting a positive, servant-like attitude is not a destination; it is a way of life. Someone once said, “A positive Godly attitude removes the rust from the mind, lubricates our inward machinery, and enables us to do our work with fewer creaks and groans.” Our attitudes power the team, the clients, and the programs that are provided.  Serving others is not just what we do, it is who we are.

Cutting Edge Technology
Whether it is training the team USING the latest techniques or ABOUT the latest technology, TELL will LEAD globally by example in all areas.

Removing Barriers of the World
Nothing should stand in the way of our client's experience while interfacing with TELL. Therefore, we seek to remove any barriers to enable our clients to focus on the task (training, equipping, life skills) at hand.   

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In 2019, the ministry has assisted Jay (right) in his recovery with a car (pictured), insurance, temporary housing, and other provisions.  

Jay now has two new hips and a new job!  Nice job Jay.
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