common ground exists ...
to help teens pursue Christ and continue to grow on their lifelong spiritual journey by creating opportunities for them to learn to love and trust Jesus and make a difference in our world for Him
During my time as a college student at Cedarville University, I started working with the youth in my church. Over the years I've continued to be involved with various youth ministries.
I believe it is vital for teens to have a safe place to gather and worship, be prayed for, challenged, loved on and learn to show Christ's love to their peers and friends.
Linda returns back to us after a 10 year trip to Colorado. She has jumped right back in with helping minister to the teens in our area.
Jeff joined the staff in August 1996 as Youth Pastor. He became the Associate Pastor in January 2017. Jeff coordinates our ministry to kids (0-5th grade) and leads our youth (6th-12th grade) programs. He also handles church administration as well as all the church technology. Jeff is a graduate of Baylor University and Conservative Baptist Seminary of the East. He is married to Mary, and has three children (and a few in-laws): AJ & Melissa Graves, Justin & Megan Graves, and Vanessa & Jon Goodwin and two awesome grandsons, Cooper and Grant.