Derek is a lifelong resident of this area. He and his wife Julie have 3 children, Caroline, Carsyn and Carter. He has previously served as Youth Pastor at Jackson Baptist Church in Wellford, SC. It is the firm conviction of your pastor and leadership that God has called him to serve in this capacity for a time such as this. Certainly, a new day dawns for our Student Ministry and we rejoice in it!

Derek & Julie Henderson

Email: derekh1981@gmail.com
Student Ministry – Age group 6th grade to 12th grade.

Purpose – To build relationships and trust with young people of all walks of life and then take that trust and simply point them to Jesus. To encourage them, lift them up and show them there’s hope even in this dark world and we find that hope in Jesus Christ! Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Teenagers today need to know the Love and hope that Jesus provides, and we feel it’s our purpose to show them.

Mission – To show young people the love of Jesus. To create a safe space where all teenagers can come without feeling judged, stereotyped or looked down on and simply feel welcome. We consider it our responsibility to provide an environment to where young people feel a freedom to worship our Lord and savior.

When and Where – Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 – His Vineyard church in the main sanctuary