FIRE: It is amazing to think that something can be so enjoyable but also very destructive. The comfort of a fire in the fireplace in the winter brings great memories, but a fire burning a building – that is another story. So fire has 2 possibilities: One is helpful, the other destructive. This is how we explain it. Christ has rescued us from fire for us to be on fire for Him. How awesome it is that God who created us, desires to have a personal relationship with each of us. We burn for teenagers to have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The Word of God is the fuel for all of our teaching and small group times. We seek to give a fun, Christ-centered experience in different settings to promote a growing relationship with God. FIRE will have theme nights, activities, youth retreats, youth camps, and opportunities to serve our community. These occasions will allow for times to respond and surrender our lives for a greater blaze to be seen and felt in us! Sundays at 10AM – Bible Study and Small Group: Get connected with others and apply the Bible to real life. Wednesdays at 6:30 – Get FIREd up!: Icebreakers, worship and a message from God’s Word while interacting with other teens. It is a great opportunity to invite your friends to different theme nights throughout the year.

F.I.R.E. Youth Messages By Pastor Joel

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Associate & Youth Pastor Joel Ward

Joel joins our team as Associate & Youth Pastor in March, Pastor Joel and his wife, Deanna celebrate 15 years of marriage in May of 2018. Together they have three children, Caleb, in the arms of Jesus, Kara, and Camden. They also host a foreign exchange student, Peter, from China.

Joel graduated from West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster, CA. He has experience serving as a Senior Pastor, Associate & Music Pastor, as well as Youth & Children’s Pastor.