Jason Johnston recently began his new position as youth director at Covington Presbyterian Church. The youth program will see many changes and updates to inspire the youth of the community to relate their lives and current topics to the Bible.
Johnston, who recently became interested and involved in connecting with youth, visited Covington Presbyterian Church last year and moved with his family to become full-time members. He was then offered the job of youth director. Johnston has many plans for revamping the youth program, and has begun helping youth get more involved in the community and hosting Bible studies at his home. He has even led monthly outings with the youth which have included activities such as a trip to a New Orleans Zephyrs baseball game.
The youth, consisting of anywhere between 3 to 20 middle and high schoolers, meet at the church Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., as well as at Johnston’s house Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
“Even though I haven’t known him that long, I know he is extremely excited about doing the youth program,” says Lucile Hawkins, a member of covington Presbyterian since 1939. “The church community really expects great things from him.”
“I want to provide a positive role model, develop a sense of community, develop a desire to help others from all walks of life and strengthen the kids’ faith in Christ,” says Jason of his goals in his new role.
For 110 years, Covington Presbyterian Church has been built upon a backbone of prayer where members strive to be a family of grace and reach out to their community with love. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday and all are welcome to attend. For more information please visit their website, www.covpresby.org.
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