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 Small Groups at Grace
9:40 AM 6th - 12th grade (6th Co-Ed, 7/8th girls, 7/8th boys, 9/10th Co-Ed, 11/12th Co-Ed)
11:05 AM 6th-12th grade (all students together)
Wednesdays at Grace
5:00 PM D9 (9-month Discipleship Intensive Group)/Student Worship Practice
6:30 PM Lighthouse is for 6th - 12th grade. Our midweek gathering where we
grow in Christ through worship, prayer, scripture, community and fun! Ends at 8:00 PM.
Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
October 9, 3:30 - 6:30 PM
Southlake Recreation Center
5070 Higgins Drive
Montclair, VA 22025
Family Fall Retreat
November 10 - 11th
This will be a great time for families of youth to slow down, hear from Jesus, and connect with other families of youth.
More info coming soon!
Connect to Grace Student Ministry
Join our Student Facebook Online Community page to receive updates and view photos from events.
SAVE THE DATES!
World Changers - Rock Hill, SC
June 17 - 22 2024
Go Impact - Guadalajara, Mexico
July 6 - 12, 2024
IMB Sponsored Trip
15 - 21 year olds may apply.
Registration available in 2024.
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.