When my family and I left FBC Auburn in 2009, I would’ve never imagined that God would have me back here, especially as the Youth Director. It is only by God’s incredible grace, that I am where I am today, and He continues to prove Himself faithful. My amazing wife, Gabriell, and I never could’ve predicted or imagined the incredible plans God had in store for the youth ministry. Every Wednesday we have The Furnace (our High School & Junior High ministry), and I have the honor of seeing students encounter God’s transformational power, experience His love, and respond to His call. I’m constantly in awe of how I get to play some kind of part in the salvation process of these kids, because in my opinion, I am unqualified. This is the beauty of God’s grace. He doesn’t call people that are qualified, He qualifies people that respond to His calling. His strength overcomes my weakness and enables me to do things beyond my own capabilities (2 Cor. 12:9). Lost kids are coming to Jesus, hope is being restored, and families are ultimately being transformed because God is moving through The Furnace Ministry. I have the honor of experiencing this every single week. My prayer and hope is simply that every student that comes to The Furnace would ultimately give their lives to Jesus and grow in friendship with Him for the rest of their lives. The crazy thing is that The Furnace somehow plays a small part in the greater plan God has for the entire church here at FBC, and ultimately, His grand plan for humanity. That revelation makes it all the more incredible to say I have the privilege of being the Youth Director at FBC Auburn.