Silverdale Student Ministries
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
STUDENT MINISTRY TEAM:
Next Generation Pastor
Entered the Universe: October 13, 1971 in Chattanooga, TN
The FAM: Best move I ever made was to ask Sharon to be my wife. She agreed and made it official on Sept. 4, 1993. We have two awesome kids: Cody and Kinsey.
Eternity Check: I became a follower of Jesus at the age of 11. I knelt down next to my bed with both my parents and invited Him to be the Lord of my life.
Favorite Square Things with Words: Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire - Jim Cymbala; Velvet Elvis - Rob Bell; 21 Laws of Leadership - John Maxwell; The Life You've Always Wanted - John Ortberg; Too Busy Not To Pray - Bill Hybels; Running With The Giants - John Maxwell; Choosing To Cheat - Andy Stanley
Hollywood Made $ Off Me with: Dumb and Dumber; Forrest Gump; Shawshank Redemption; Napoleon Dynamite; Radio; It's A Wonderful Life; Meet The Parents; It's A Wonderful Life; The Blind Side; Rememer The Titans; Facing The Giants
On my iPod: Switchfoot; Coldplay; The Fray; Newsboys; Remedy Drive; Tenth Avenue North; Carlos Whittaker; Philmont
Waiting for Me on TIVO: The Office; Dirty Jobs; Funniest Home Videos; King of Queens
High School Pastor
Entered the Universe: July 9, 1984 in Athens, GA
The FAM: I have a wife named Autumn who currently is in grad school for Adolescent Counseling. No kids, yet… Autumn is still trying to figure out how to train me first.
Eternity Check: I accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was 9 years old in the bath tub at my house. I was sort of baptized and saved at the same time.
Favorite Square Things with Words: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership - John Maxwell; Wild at Heart - John Eldredge; A Field Guide to Sharing your Faith - Greg Stier; Holy Discontent - Bill Hybels; Dateable - Justin Lookadoo and Hayley DiMarco; The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis; The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald. , iY Generation- Tim Elmore, Radical- David Platt, and of course The Bible
Hollywood Made $ Off Me with: Rudy; Lord of the Rings; Courageous, Blindside; Gladiator; Braveheart; Rocky; Star War; The Lion King; Toy Story
On my iPod: Toby Mac; Switchfoot; The David Crowder Band; Carrie Underwood (don’t judge me!); Daughtry; Casting Crowns; Lady Antebellum; Skillet
Waiting for Me on TIVO: Man vs. Wild; Fringe; Once upon a Time; Mythbusters; Bizarre Foods; Top Chef; Dirty Jobs; Man vs. Food; Sportscenter; Georgia Football and Braves Baseball; anything on Discovery or Travel Channel
Middle School Minister/Girls Ministry
Entered the Universe: I was born on August 21, 1979 in Greenville, MS
The FAM: I am truly blessed to have an awesome family! God is good! My dad, Ben, is a CPA and my mom, Jeffrey, has done many different things, but most importantly, she stayed home and took care of 3 girls. Now that we are all “grown up”, she’s decided to go back to school and pursue a degree in Elementary Education. Go mom!! I have the greatest sisters ever! Liz, 28, and Allie, 25 just recently moved from Oxford, MS to West Lake Village, CA! They are pursuing careers in screen writing by “night”, but for their “day job”; Liz is a Computer and Web Specialist and Allie is a Nanny.
Eternity Check: After living a fairly comfortable life as a kid, that consisted of good social standing, plenty of money, mediocre “religious” church attendance, I should have been happy and fulfilled…according to the world, but I wasn’t. I was miserable! However, when I was 13 years old, the Lord led my family to a church, where I began attending youth group. He used a Todd Proctor concert that year to reveal to me how far from Him I really was and how much I needed Him to fulfill my heart!
Favorite Square Things with Words: I love to read!! There is always a new book out that I want…some of my favorite ones that have either shaped me personally, spiritually, or as a minister (other than the Bible) are: The Outsiders, To Kill a Mockingbird, Just Like Jesus, Hurt, Sticky Faith, Purpose Driven Youth Ministry, Sun Stand Still, Teaching to Change Lives, When God Answers Prayer, The Me I Want to Be, and any John Maxwell leadership book!
Hollywood Made $ Off Me With: Not only do I love to read, but I love some movies! My faves would be: The Help, E.T., The Goonies, Bride Wars, Mission Impossible series, XMEN series, Batman series, Indian Jones series, The Blind Side, Steel Magnolias, most Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock movies, and any Natalie Wood movie…
On My iPod: I am also a huge fan of music, so I have no one particular style that I enjoy…however, some of those on my “most recently played” list are: Hillsong, Michael Buble, Elton John, Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Van Halen, Elvis, Christy Nockels, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay, Johnny Cash, George Strait, Glee Cast, Beyonce, Hall & Oats, and Journey
Waiting For Me On Tivo: My DVR is set for: Castle, Parenthood, Last Man Standing, American Idol, Law & Order: SVU, The Middle, Criminal Minds, Bones, Blue Bloods and Murder She Wrote!
Hayley McGuire Morgan
Student Ministry Worship Leader
Entered the Universe: I was born August 24th, 1989 in Dallas, TX.
The FAM: I am married to an amazing man of God, Will Morgan. He shows me who Jesus is more and more everyday. He is my earthly king, and I am so thankful he is my husband. I am blessed to have awesome parents and parents-in-law. My brothers and sisters in Christ are just as much my family, also. Blessed and thankful…
Eternity Check: I accepted Jesus when I was about 10 years old at a Newsong concert. The lead singer, at the time, gave a salvation talk, and I knew I wanted Jesus to be my Lord. Since then it has been a process of getting to know Him more, learning how to truly abide in Him, being obedient to the Word and the Spirit, and passionately living out my faith.
Favorite Square Things with Words: The best book in the world-The Bible; Passion and Purity-Elizabeth Elliot; Redeeming Love-Francine Rivers; The Mark of the Lion Series-Francine Rivers; The Hiding Place-Corrie ten Boom; Screwtape Letters-C.S. Lewis.
Hollywood Made $ Off Me With: Braveheart; The Cross; The Patriot; Tuck Everlasting; Fireproof; Flywheel; Courageous; A Walk To Remember; Romeo + Juliet; It's A Wonderful Life; It’s Christmas, Charlie Brown.
On My iPod: Jesus Culture; Michael Ketterer; David Crowder Band; Jake Hamilton; Gungor; Matt Papa; Kari Jobe; Coldplay; Citipointe; Lecrae; Tadashi; Aaron Gillespie; Ascend the Hill; Christmas music!
Waiting For Me On Tivo: 24; Flashpointe; Lost; American Dreams; Everwood; Good Luck, Charlie; Gilmore Girls.
Student Ministry Assistant
Entered the Universe: I was born June 14, 1987 in Greenwood, SC.
The FAM: My hubby's name is Matthew and he is definitely my better half. I am so thankful for such a patient, kind, servant-hearted leader! My parents live in SC, along with my little (taller) brother, who is finishing up his last year of college. My mom teaches 4th grade and my dad is a P.E. teacher. I also married into fantastic in-laws, gaining 2 sisters and another brother. I seriously have the greatest family alive!
Eternity Check: I accepted Jesus at 13 during a huge conference at Carowinds Theme Park. I wasn't baptized until after college, when I realized that I needed to be obedient in that area. God has done incredible things in my life.
Favorite Square Things with Words: I love anything in the fantasy/sci-fi genre, so of course I'm a big Harry Potter fan. I just finished reading Grace For the Good Girl by Emily P. Freeman. I also love anything by C.S. Lewis, the Bronte' sisters, and Jane Austen.
Hollywood Made $ Off Me With: Harry Potter; Les Miserables; Pride & Prejudice; White Christmas; Singing in the Rain; The Sound of Music; Meet Me In St. Louis; and any kind of superhero move
On My iPod: Gungor; Julie Andrews; Adele; Relient K; Coldplay; Beyonce; Judy Garland; The Brilliance; Kari Jobe; plus tons and tons of musicals
Waiting For Me On Tivo: New Girl; Revenge; Bones; Vikings; Poirot: By Agatha Christie; Modern Family; Law & Order: SVU; Criminal Minds; The Office