BYG Teen Ministry

We are listening. We are loving.
We are learning. We are leading.

Wednesday Nights this Fall

7PM in the Upper Room. “Moving Through Mark: Finding Balance & Peace In A Fast-Paced World” is our study focus.

S.E.A.L. (Seeking Encouragement And Love) Teams will break-out on certain weeks to discuss the lessons deeper and pray together. The class will have different formats.

Upcoming Events





Last week, we began a study of Philippians 1:9-11 as a “blueprint” for how we, as Christians, can bring glory to God. This “Path to Glory,” as it is presented in this particular section of Scripture, is a 5-step process. Step #1, as Paul states in verse 9, is “that your love may abound more and more.” In other words, an active, growing, and overflowing love for God, for each other, and for others is the first step in bringing…


“To God be the glory, great things He hath done. So loved He the world that He gave us His Son, who yielded His life an atonement for sin, and opened the life gate that all may go in.” – from “To God Be the Glory,”by Fanny Jane Crosby and William Howard Doane We sing about giving glory to God; we pray about giving glory to God; we talk about giving glory to God; but how does this actually work?…
Euodia and Syntyche


If you’re looking for baby names, how about these two beauties: Euodiaand Syntyche. I know what you’re probably thinking: “I knew a Euodia in high school, and she was a total jerk.” But wouldn’t those names look absolutely fantastic on a monogrammed diaper bag or a Christmas stocking? You know they would. Seriously though, would you like to have been either Euodia or Syntyche when the letter to the Philippians was read out loudto the entire congregation for the first time?…

Youth Minister & Leadership


Allen Read

7TH-8TH GRADE TEENS Oversees Youth Devotionals and Events. Contact Allen to get involved in this age group.

Jack Thompson

OVERSEES 9TH-12TH GRADE TEENS Oversees Youth Devotionals and Events. Contact Jack to get involved in this age group.

Jeremy Pate

YOUTH MINISTER of 7th-12th Grade Teens Jeremy Pate has been in Youth Ministry for over 20 years, beginning as a youth intern and then in full-time work. He grew up in Columbia, TN and worshiped with the Graymere congregation. He was baptized into Christ at 12 years of age. He has been married to the former Brooke Watkins since May 2005. He has three daughters and one son. He received a BFA in Graphic Design/Illustration from Middle Tennessee State University…

John Burnette

OVERSEES YOUTH MINISTRY Areas of Oversight: K-12th Grades, Buford Leadership Training BLT (Lads to Leaders), Camp Inagehi, and VBS

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