Student Ministry (grades 6-12)

Junior High Senior High

Here at First Presbyterian Church, we believe that the middle and high school years are a vital time for spiritual development in the lives of our students. It is a time when students have legitimate, real questions about life, who they are, and even their own faith. It is a time of searching for their own identity in society, finding where they fit in, and sorting out their beliefs. Some students truly thrive at this age, while others hold on for dear life.

The Roots Student Ministry objective is to show our students Christ and to teach them that through Him, we can find our identity, we can find our calling, and we can share that message with others. We encourage students to put down deep ROOTS to enable them to grow strong and flourish.

Our motto at Roots is “KNOW—GROW—GO”
We have a passion for our students to KNOW Jesus Christ and to recognize the blessings of being a part of such a wonderful covenant community; we want them to GROW in their faith and mature into adulthood; and we want them to answer the call of the gospel, to take the message of Jesus with them wherever they GO. We accomplish these goals through solid teaching of God’s Word, a strong focus on building relationships, an emphasis on mission work, and having a blast while doing it all!

Core Values of the Youth Ministry
Fellowship: gathering together to build each other up
Worship: showing honor and respect to God
Prayer: communicating with God
Discipleship: following and obeying God
Ministry: using one’s gifts to serve others
Evangelism: sharing the good news of Christ

Communication is key to the success of our youth outreach and programs. Please be sure that the church has current email and home addresses for parents and youth in your home. To update information, please contact Autumn Clark (565.0947 or

Student Ministries Staff
Mason Simmons, Student Ministry Director, grades 6-12
565.0945 or 
Kate Fagan, Student Minister, grades 9-12
565.0942 or
Hannah Tinkey, Student Minister, grades 6-8
565.0952 or
Autumn Clark, Administrative Assistant
565.0947 or

Junior High Senior High