We are so excited to announce and welcome Sam Belcher as our new Director of Youth Ministry. Sam is familiar with Franklin as he attended Ravenwood High School and then Lipscomb University. Sam felt called into youth ministry in his teen years and was very active in his youth group and has many great ideas to share with us. He has just graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s Center for Youth Ministry with his Master of Arts degree. While in the CYMT program Sam served as Director of Youth Ministries in Lakeland, TN. He will be moving from the Memphis suburb back to the Franklin area this month.
“Sam has talked a lot about his goal of getting the Youth to become a more integrated part of the FPC community and feels that many churches describe the youth as the church of the future, but he feels that the youth ARE the church right now. We can’t wait to see what Sam will bring to our community.” Riley Mitchell
Riley served on the Search Committee with Marti Downey, Hattie Kissel, Kate Lasseter, Terry Love, Jennifer Sower (chairperson), Sammy Tarkington, and Sam Webb. We are grateful for their diligent work and excited to join them in welcoming Sam to FPC. His official start date is June 26.