• Darren Gilbert

    Youth President

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    Darren and Ginger have been actively involved in youth ministry for the past 16 years. They have served their local congregation in Denison, Texas at Truth Church in several different capacities through those years, and in March of 2018 they were elected Pastor of this Great Church. Darren and Ginger have been involved in district youth ministry for over a decade. They have served as a Sectional Director, District Youth Secretary and District Youth President. Currently, Darren and Ginger serve the North Texas District as the District Youth President. Over the course of the last seven years, Team Gilbert has grown by four mostly wonderful kids, Amaris, Tayte, Kreed, and Quynne. The Gilberts' burden for student ministry is marked by both their tenure and their creativity.

  • Andrew Lucas

    Youth Secretary

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    Andrew, with the help of his wife and best friend Cassandra, currently serves as Youth Pastor of Dallas First Church where he has been on full time staff since 2012.  He grew up in Japan as son of veteran missionary parents Richard and Jean Lucas.  Andrew received his Bachelor of Theology from Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, MN.  He has been married to the love of his life since March of 2015 and together they are blessed to have a beautiful little girl, Amelia Sage.  Previously, they were honored to serve NTY as the Hyphen Director and Southeast Section Director.  In 2018, he was elected to serve as NTY Youth Secretary.

  • Josh Youngblood

    Director of Promotions

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    Josh and Shelly Youngblood launched Grace Church in Little Elm, Texas in the fall of 2017. Josh is a graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler with a B.A. in Business Marketing and also the University of Southern Mississippi with a M.B.A. in Business Administration. Shelly is a graduate of Texas Bible College with a degree in Music. They have been married for 8 years and have two sons, Mason (6) and Landry (4), who make life more than a little interesting. Josh and Shelly have served on the Mississippi District Youth Committee, the Texas District Youth Committee, and now serve the North Texas District Youth Committee as the Director of Promotions.