Youth Ministry
    Youth Director -
Church Phone Number: (352) 629-1794





Starting with a FIRM FOUNDATION

 When a builder starts to build a house, he starts with a solid foundation.  So it is with our lives.  Without Jesus Christ as the solid foundation for our lives, we will have nothing on which to stand and will crumble.  Christ needs to be the center of all we are and do. 

    So, it is with Youth Ministry as well.  We base our foundation on the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 which says to "Go and Make disciples" and also on the Great Commandment in Matthew 22:37-40 which says to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself."  




Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them

in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

  and  teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. 

Matthew 28:19-20




Love the Lord your God with all your heart

and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.

 And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 22:37-40


Youth Ministry @ St John focuses on:

Worship “Love the Lord your God with all your heart”

Ministry “Love your neighbor as yourself:

Evangelism “Go and make disciples”

Fellowship “Baptizing them”

Discipleship “Teaching them to obey”


Core Values

Spirituality- Christ is the center of all we do

Respect- value others as much as ourselves

Honesty-consistently seek & speak the truth

Responsibility-use good judgment & being account for one’s actions

Compassion-showing care & kindness to all others

Fairness-treat youth equally & make decisions without favoritism

Openness-all are welcome all the time



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1915 SE Lake Weir Avenue

Ocala, Florida 34471-5894

Church - 352-629-1794         School - 352-622-7275

Fax - 352-622-5564               Fax - 352-433-2540