Our Student Ministry is a safe place to KNOW about God, GROW in relationships, and GO out on mission.


DiscipleNow has become The Big Weekend (same weekend, different name) for students in 6th through 12th grades. This year, we're going BIGGER and BETTER than ever! Don’t miss D.A. Horton at The Big Weekend this year.  D.A. Horton is a speaker, author, teacher, and pastor from Southern California. Save the date for May 14-15. We'll join other churches from around Maury County at Central High's football stadium. Sign up now with prices starting at $25. 

Student Ministry Team

Ryan McMichael

Student Pastor
Pastor Ryan McMichael leads our Student Ministry. He's passionate about reaching students for Christ and empowering them to live their lives on mission. His wife Jessica and their daughter Charlie are also important members of our Student Ministry Team! EMAIL PASTOR RYAN

Emily Burcham

Student Ministry Associate
Director of Ministry to Girls
Emily Burcham oversees our Student Ministry's administrative work and is hands on with discipleship and outreach. EMAIL EMILY

Chris Baldwin

Worship Leader
Chris Baldwin leads our Student Band for Wednesday night's PULSE worship services. He and his wife Lauren are the proud parents of Xander (and are expecting another sweet baby in February). Thank you for investing in the lives of our students, Chris!

Graduation Recognition Sunday

Graduation Sunday is May 23,2021.  Congratulations, to all high school and college graduates! If you are a high school grad, please send up to five photos, including your graduation photo, no later than    May 1,     to
College grads: Please email your graduation photo to

What's Coming Up

"Here's a podcast I was fortunate enough to record on partnering with parents and discipling the next generation!"  Pastor Ryan

Contact Us

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