Reality Student Ministry

6th - 12th Grade

Reality Student Ministry

6th - 12th Grade

Service Times

Reality Services (Wednesdays)
7:00pm (Reality Room)

Main Services (Sundays)
10:00am & 6:00pm (Sanctuary)

Connection Classes (Sundays)
8:30am & 11:30am (Reality Area)


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Middle School & High School Students

Reality Student Ministry is built around the desire to see students become fully-devoted followers of Jesus for life.  We want to do more than teach or entertain. We want to form real and lasting relationships with students that create an environment for true and lasting discipleship.

Reality has a huge, loving, and involved staff devoted to reaching and connecting students to each other and to God.  From our Class Pastors and Staff to our Reality Grandparents, our goal is to love students and show them the life-changing power of Jesus!

Reality takes place on Wednesday nights where students can hang out in the Reality Cafe and the Reality Game Room and attend service in the Reality Room at 7pm.  On the weekends, Reality attends the 10am service together in the Sanctuary.  Connections Classes are at 8:30am and 11:30am – students hangout in the Reality Area for while and then head to their classes with their Class Pastors and Staff.


Our Goal:  Developing Life-Long Followers of Jesus

The foundation of Reality Student Ministry is comprised of our churches core values.

Our Core Values

  • Every Soul Matters to God
  • Connect With God Through Worship and Prayer
  • The Bible is Our Guidebook for Living
  • Resolve Conflict Biblically
  • Everything is Better in Teams
  • We Must Build Healthy Families
  • Our Goal: Life-long Followers of Jesus

Every Student Matters to God

Student Pastors

Pastor Parker Loy

Student Ministry Pastor | 📷: Parker & Meredith

Pastor Shelby Thomas

Student Ministry Pastor | 📷: Shelby, Leigh, & Novi

Pastor Gary Tomlinson

Student Ministry Pastor | 📷: Gary, Chelsey, Elliott, & Sarah | Student Pastor

Class Pastors

The class pastors are the most influential people in our students' spiritual journey. They are volunteers who dedicate themselves to developing life-long followers of Jesus. They make an eight-year commitment which begins at a student's 6th grade year and lasts to the end of their freshman year of college. The class pastors are the primary disciples for their class and the catalyst for spiritual and relational growth.

Shelby & Leigh Thomas

Class of 2024 | 📷: Shelby, Leigh, Amelia, & Novi

Chad & Jennifer Womack

Class of 2025 | 📷: Chad, Jennifer, Collin, & Cade

Matt & Melody Jones

Class of 2026 | 📷: Matt, Melody, Morgan, & Tyler

David & Memory Mayberry

Class of 2027 | 📷: David, Memory, Luke, & Ava

Mark & Paula Lukas

Class of 2028 | 📷: Mark, Paula, & River

Shelton and Erica Zermatten

Class of 2029 | 📷: Shelton, Erica, Brooke, & Peyton

Ray Bob & Laura Harrison

Class of 2030 | 📷: Ray Bob, Laura, Seth, & Becca

COOL Teens

Middle School & High School Special Needs Ministry

Service Times

Sundays | 8:30 & 10am

Centered Only On Love

COOL Teens is a Special Needs Ministry serving students 6th Grade through 12th Grade.  Our trained staff works with students individually to give them a personalized, hands-on worship experience.

COOL Teens takes place on the 2nd Floor of the Main Building.

Our Goals

  • to provide the opportunity for those with special needs to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially
  • to promote friendship in an encouraging and fun environment
  • to make ministry with families experiencing a disability a natural part of church life, not a special one
  • to show the love of Jesus and present the message of salvation to everyone

Student Ministry Events & Activities

6th - 12th Grade