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Youth Ministry

The youth ministry of GCF Wharton is designed to propel our youth ages 12-18 into action, and to give them a bigger vision for their lives. We look to not only stir up passion for Christ, but show them they are meant, called, and equipped to do the mission that God has called them to. We believe that every youth that enters our doors will leave knowing they are a strong Christian and see God move throughout all areas of influence.

During the spring and fall semester, we meet regularly on Wednesday nights at Grace Community Fellowship from 6:00-9:00 PM (see interactive map below for directions).  We offer times of fun-filled games and fellowship, worship, and biblical teachings. Outside of our weekly meetings we offer community projects, special intensives, and seminars designed to equip our youth with knowledge current issues they face today.  We also participate in mission trips (both domestic and international) through Grace Ministries International, our network of churches across Texas.


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Andrew Sweeney

Andrew Sweeney

YOUTH PASTOR
Andrew Sweeney is the Youth Pastor here at GCFW.  He’s been serving in the church his entire life, and has a strong desire to see young people grow and mature into everything that God has for them in every area of their lives.  His goal for the Youth is to experience consistent growth on a new level with worship, teachings, etc. that will inspire them to become better in their walk with Christ, but also at the same time have a lot of fun!
Jackie Groce

Jackie Groce

YOUTH LEADER

Jackie currently serves as the youth worship pastor. He has been involved with the music department of the church for over fifteen years, and has also served in both the youth and children’s ministries. His desire is to equip and instruct youth to be who they are created to be in serving the Lord through worship and everyday life, as well as help guide them in their dreams and purpose.

Sean Pursley

Sean Pursley

YOUTH LEADER

Sean has been a member of Grace since 2009 and has served faithfully in multiple ministries. He was apart of the college group leadership for two years and has served on the worship team for almost ten years. Also, he served as a Sunday School teacher for 7 years and he has served in both children’s and youth camps and events. He has been a youth leader for two years now and is excited to be starting his third year with the group. His desire is to see every youth grow in their relationship and understanding of God and learn how to serve and also where they are called to serve in His Kingdom. 

Jackie Garza

Jackie Garza

YOUTH LEADER

Jackie serves as a youth leader, and has a huge passion to help our youth grow in relationship with Jesus. Understanding our youth are currently at a crucial time in their lives, her goal is to help them build a strong foundation in the Lord!  She loves being able to watch young ladies and young men grab hold of all God has for them in this season of their lives!

Sharon Orsak

Sharon Orsak

YOUTH LEADER

Sharon Orsak has been a dedicated member of Grace since 2004, has been actively involved in leadership opportunities such as the GCFW Women’s Ministry, life group leading and the overall growth of the Kingdom of God. She balances the duties of a mentor, mother, wife, and youth leader while still maintaining her own personal growth and devotion with the Lord. Her greatest desire in serving on the youth leadership team is to see God’s calling and anointing fall on the many wonderful young people that she spends time with every week.

Camille Thrash

Camille Thrash

YOUTH LEADER

Camille has attended GCF Wharton her whole life, and is proud to call this church her home! She has been involved with the church’s worship team for over 5 years, taught Sunday School, and has a heart to serve the Youth. Camille loves being able to relate with the youth, and develop deep and meaningful friendships. She wants to make those she encounters feel comfortable and free to express themselves with ease. Her desire is to help youth find who God has called them to be, and live out that path He has placed before them – praising God every step of the way.

Douglas Mund

Douglas Mund

YOUTH LEADER
Douglas has been a part of Grace Community Fellowship his entire life. He started leading worship at the age of eight on the children’s worship team, and is now apart of the youth and adult worship teams. He is very excited to get to know the youth and help them in any way he can, and can’t wait to see what God has planned for them!

Media

Check out the highlights from our most recent “Momentum” GMI summer camp.

Check out the highlights from our most recent Ukraine Youth Mission trip.

 

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