Simply put-this is who we believe God has called us to be/what He's called us to do as a youth
ministry. We put it this way: "Helping youth (and their families) experience lifechange so they can
We aim to accomplish this in three ways:
INVITE: Helping youth connect to Jesus & foster fellowship with other followers of
INVEST: Guiding followers of Christ to deepen/grow in their faith;
IMPACT: Providing opportunities to make an eternal impact for the Kingdom &
That's Bill Newton, our youth pastor, with his family. He's been a youth
pastor since 1996. He started out as a nursing student at UAMS but
soon after that he began working with youth and is still doing that today
(ask in person-it's a cool story!). He is a graduate of College of the
Ozarks in Branson, MO., Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR,
and is currently working on a Masters in Theology from B. H. Carroll
Theological Institute. Bill loves to read and to study/teach apologetics.
Oh yeah, and he's also a major Star Wars and Batman fan (You should
see all the stuff in his office! Come by some time, he'll be glad to show
you his collection).
Who are you people???
Spencer Bryson is one our youth interns. He is a recent graduate of Ouachita Baptist
University and grew up at FBC Hot Springs. Spencer is our youth worship team leader
and helps lead other areas as well.. He also does other various tasks with the youth
ministry as well as just being all around swell fella! ;)
Elizabeth Standage is our girls youth intern. She is a recent graduate of Ouachita Baptist
University and she also grew up at FBC Hot Springs. Elizabeth works directly with the
youth girls of FBC in a variety of capacties as well as overseeing a lot of our behind the
scenes and administrative work.