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Temple Students teaches our students not only how God sees them, but how He has gifted them for such a time as this. There is something special that happens when a teenager finds their God-given purpose. When they discover their gifts, and begin to sharpen them and apply them God moves in and through them. Our prayer is that your student develops a foundation while in student ministry that sets them up to succeed in life!

Meet Your Leaders

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“Hey guys! I have a passion for seeing young people come alive in Christ and putting their faith into action! When it comes to youth ministry, my philosophy is that teenagers hold the key to their youth group. So I love getting students plugged into discipleship, serving, and leadership roles by encouraging them to make the youth group their own. I also love hearing your questions because some of the biggest questions we have about faith happen when we are teenagers. I may not have all the answers, but I would love to help you find them.”

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Jessica graduated from East Carolina University in the spring of 2018 with her BFA in Theatre Arts and moved to New Bern a few days later, saying “Yes” to an unexpected invitation from the Lord into full-time ministry. She now serves as the Family Ministry Associate, leading within the Student Ministry through discipleship, worship, and teaching. Her heart is to lead students into a revelation of what it is to have a thriving personal relationship with Jesus, in order for them to experience the fullness of life that he died and rose again for.

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Alex is a recent graduate from Liberty University and is now working on a Master’s Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a passion for teaching God’s Word in a way that students can understand and apply to their lives. He serves as the Student Ministry Resident and works primarily with the High School guys through teaching and discipleship. His heart is to help students understand and experience victorious Christian living and learn what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. 

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