“The CCO has shaped every area of my Christian walk from birth on,” says David Baily. “Working for the CCO was the most formative part of my life and faith journey—the teaching, training, and fellowship of CCO staff, and the application of that learning was a catalyst for stretching me and accelerating my growth as a follower of Jesus beyond my wildest dreams.”
David’s story has a bit of a prodigal son theme to it. Born to Chuck and Shirley Baily, the first CCO staff members to serve in the residence halls of Waynesburg College (now University), David spent his earliest years in the company of college students, living in the dorms along with them. When it was time for him to go off to college himself, he chose Penn State McKeesport—and he deliberately eluded the CCO staff members there.