When I was hired as the Youth Pastor of Branch Chapel, I was like most people who are walking into a new job; apprehensive and fearful of making a mistake. But I was encouraged by the scripture found in 2 Corinthians 12:9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness…”. Though I had fears, Jesus was there with me all the way. Revealing himself with each new face that I met.
A lot has changed since my start date; we now have a new structure in the Upper Room ministry. The Upper Room is a church setting specially designed for young people within the ages of 6-12 years old. In it, we have been studying the Book of Proverbs. Each lesson is curtailed to the young audience and how they can apply wisdom that will last throughout their life. This ministry has been very fruitful; within the last 6 months we have had four souls come to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior!! I encourage anyone who may have a young child in their life, to come and visit and join with us in this youth church. We meet every Sunday morning at 11:15am in the Upper Room (2nd floor of the main chapel).
Guess what?! It doesn’t stop there! Our Proteen ministry is also gaining excitement. We have come together as a family and worked in the community with a variety of service projects, we also have taken several exciting trips to Youth Rallies, Fun Parks, Camps, and a lot more to come. But through it all, we have been learning about Jesus and how he is so needed in our lives. Our lessons deal with a variety of topics, ranging from dating and love to bullying and self-esteem. If a young person is faced with it today, we deal with it through the Word of God. Our Proteen group meets every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm in the educational building, our lessons incorporate fun, discussion, and games to teach biblical principles that young people need to know. I encourage any teenager to join us in learning more about the Bible.
Do you want to know more about the youth ministry at Branch Chapel? Then send me an email to
In His Service,