The youth ministry of GCF Hays is designed to propel our youth into action, and to give them a bigger vision for their lives. We look to not only stir up passion for Christ, but show them they are meant, called, and equipped to do the mission that God has called them to. We believe that every youth that enters our doors will leave knowing they are a strong Christian and see God move throughout all areas of influence.
We offer times of fun-filled games and fellowship, worship, and biblical teachings. Outside of our weekly meetings we offer community projects, special intensives and seminars designed to equip youth with current issues they face today, and also mission trips (both domestic and international).
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Rob initially visited the church at the invitation of a co-worker. After deeply experiencing God, he pursued God wholeheartedly with a renewed vision and purpose. Rob has been serving in ministry since 2016 and has a heart to build God's Kingdom and a passion for His people.
A proud veteran, Robert served as an Information Systems Technician in the United States Navy. Rob studied at the University of Texas El Paso, where he received his associate degree, and the University of Phoenix, where he received a Bachelor of Science and Business.
Rob is married to the Love of his life, Madison, and they have one son who keeps them on their toes. Outside of church, you’ll find him watching Soccer, specifically Liverpool, smoking ribs, or hanging out at Lake Austin with his family.
Lauren and her family have been a part of the GCF family since 2020. She has served in various ministries at GCF and is excited about serving in the youth ministry this year. Serving, leading, teaching, and investing in the lives of teenagers are not new to her.
She and Dan have been married for 18 years. Lauren homeschools their three teenagers and teaches other students as well. Lauren recognizes that "youth ministry" begins at home, but the importance of teens being involved in youth ministry, such as that at GCF, is valuable and essential.
When she is not teaching, she may be traveling and exploring God's world. You may find Lauren hanging out in the area with her family, at home, playing games, or sitting with a cup of tea in hand as she spends time with friends.
Patrick & Caleigh Jones
Patrick (but everyone calls him Pat) and Caleigh met at church lifegroup in the fall of 2016, both their freshmen year at Texas A&M University. Caleigh was majoring in Agriculture Economics with a minor in New Media Art and Pat was a Construction Science major. He also joined the Corps of Cadets in 2017, enlisted with the Texas National Guard, then later commissioned as an officer. Both were involved at their church throughout college, leading lifegroup and volunteering with children's ministries.
Being friends throughout college, they got to know each other and in the beginning of 2020 decided to give dating a shot. They were engaged 6 months later when they’d both graduated then married 3 months later.
After several moves, job changes, Army duties and simply enjoying young married life, they moved to Kyle in 2022. Once they found GCF Hays, they quickly got plugged in and have enjoyed serving with the community ever since. Currently, Pat is a Project Manager for a commercial construction company in Austin while Caleigh is a real estate agent and soon-to-be stay-at-home mom. They’re expecting their first daughter at the beginning of September ‘23 and are excited for their new chapter of life that involves lots of kids!
Highlights from our most recent “Momentum” GMI summer camp.