Ethan grew up in Spokane, Washington, got his BA. in Biblical Studies from Sterling college in Kansas, and his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas. While at seminary he focused on Muslim refugee ministry by participating in a three-year intensive refugee internship and lived missionally in refugee housing. From 2019-2021 he pastored two Vietnamese youth groups in the Carolinas and in January of 2022 Ethan started his role as youth pastor at GBC. He is married to Emily and they have their son Elikai and one soon on the way. The DC area is their new favorite thing to explore with the many parks and free museums located around.
The purpose of student ministry at Grace is to make disciples of Christ, who make other disciples. We prayerfully strive to accomplish this through Biblical community, Bible literacy, understanding, worship, and service. Student Ministry is supplemental to parent discipleship, and we strive to pray with, support and equip parents in their role as the spiritual leaders of their families.
Sunday's at Grace
Small Groups are encouraged for 6th to 12th grade and are available at 9:40am.
6th, 7th, 11th & 12th grades are Co-Ed while 8th & 9th grade girls and boys are separated.
NEW Small Group offered at 11:05 AM for all students 6th - 12th grade.
Wednesday's at Grace
5:00 PM D9 (9-month Discipleship Intensive Group)
6:15 PM Student Worship Practice
6:30 PM Lighthouse (Worship, Fellowship & Studying) for 6th to 12th grade. Ends at 8:00 PM
Connect to Grace Student Ministry
Join our Student Facebook Online Community page to receive updates and view photos from events.
World Changers - Rock Hill, SC
Cost: $290/student, $145/adult volunteers
Staying at First Baptist Church of Rock Hill
Forms and Balance Due by June 7th
Rock Hill is a construction-based project. These projects specialize in serving a community by meeting a physical need. Groups most often serve by working on someone’s home through work like painting, handicap ramps, and more. Students are equipped and encouraged to build relationships with homeowners and community members in hopes of sharing the gospel. All programming like a speaker and worship, in addition to food and lodging, are covered in the registration fee.
Go Impact - Guadalajara, Mexico
July 15 - 22, 2023
IMB Sponsored trip
Youth volunteers will be asked to spend time near university campuses in coffee shops and taco stands in order to engage university students in conversation, learn about culture, interests, needs, routines and identify locations for university ministry.