Youth Ministry

The youth ministry of First ARP Church ( passionately proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ; striving to develop mature disciples; equipping them to reach all peoples.
“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24 ESV


High School Youth 

High School youth group, THE WELL, meets on Sunday nights from 6:30-8pm in the youth building

Middle School Youth

Middle school youth group, COLLIDE, meets on Wednesday night from 6:15-7:45pm in the youth building.

DGroups, Sunday School, etc. 

One of the best ways for our students to go deeper in their walk with Jesus and grow in their relationships with their peers. Sunday School meets each week from 9:50-10:50 in the youth building. Youth choir meets from (9:45-10:15). We also do a variety of events throughout the year including retreats, camps, and weekend events that allow our students to have a lot of fun, but also go deeper in their walk with Jesus.

Service and Missions 

As a youth ministry staff we believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is something much greater than to keep to ourselves. Based on that belief, we regularly encourage and provide opportunities for our youth to serve our community of Gastonia. We also take trips each summer outside of Gastonia where we take the Gospel to others in both word and deed.

Contact Us


Josh Hjemvick – 704-864-3468 (ext. 121)