PFBC Student Ministry exists to partner with parents to raise their teens to be worshipping, evangelizing, learning, and loving disciples of Jesus Christ.

What We Believe

We believe that God has commanded parents to be the primary disciplers of their children and that the church is called to partner with parents in this task. We believe that a student ministry program should be age-graded as well as family-integrated. We believe that a student ministry program should resource, train, and involve parents to equip them to raise their family for God’s glory. We believe that a student ministry program should contain the elements of worship, evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, and service.

Sunday School

Sunday school for youth is at 9:15am located in the Xchange. We meet as a large group for prayer and announcements. We then divide up into the following small groups:
  • Co-Ed Middle School: Taught by Chip Dunn, Pamela Clarkson, and Jennifer Payne
  • Co-Ed High School: Taught by Bruce Anders, Renee Anders, and Lynn Williams

Refuel (Wednesday Nights)

Refuel is our student worship that meets every Wednesday night from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Xchange. Each session has
icebreakers and team-building games, followed by praise and worship led by our youth band. Pastor Mike then preaches the Word of God, showing our youth how it applies to their lives today. Free pizza is served at 6:00pm.

The Xchange

The PFBC Youth Center is called the “Xchange”. This great facility is located at 114 South Lewis Street Pickens, SC 29671. This space has gaming consoles, a kitchen, classrooms, a large meeting room, a movie room, and a game room. 
Colton Ashley, Interim Youth Pastor
Phone: 864-878-6564

Thoughts and Announcements

Otter Creek – June 2

Both children and youth will be going to Otter Creek Water Park on June 2. Please note that the following information only applies to the youth.

The youth can ride the PFBC bus to Chick-Fil-A and Otter Creek. The bus will be leaving the Xchange at 4PM on June 2, 2022. We will be back around 8:30 PM. Please send money with your youth for Chick-Fil-A. There is no cost for Otter Creek. Students should dress appropriately for both Chick-Fil-A and Otter Creek. Students should bring a change of clothes for the ride back from Otter Creek. They should also bring sunscreen and towels. Please sign up at


Serving You!

Do you or a loved one need something taken care of around your house? Let me (Colton) know and I will work on getting some youth over to your house! I don’t think you want us wiring a house (HA!) but we can handle picking up sticks and planting flowers! You can reach me at 864-420-6454.


Graduate Recognition Sunday

Our graduate recognition service will be Sunday, May 15, 2022.
This is for high school, post-secondary, graduate, and post-graduate degrees! Please send Colton Ashley five photos of the graduate, the graduate’s full name, the degree/diploma earned, and the name of
the school from which the student is graduating. We will have a luncheon in honor of the graduates in the Xchange following the service. Parents, siblings and grandparents are invited to the luncheon!
Deadline to send this information to Colton is May 1, 2022.


Youth Summer Camp – 2022

The youth will be going to Look Up Lodge in Travelers Rest July 10, 2022 through July 15, 2022. The cost is $175 per youth. This cost can be paid up-front or on the following payment schedule:

  • A $50 deposit must be made by April 24, 2022.
  • A $100 payment must be made by May 22, 2022. 
  • A $25 payment must be made by June 26, 2022. 

These costs are non-refundable.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Colton Ashley at or 864-420-6454. If you need financial assistance, please let Colton know.
Register by April 6, 2022 at


PFBC Youth Lock-In

The youth had a great time at the lock-in Friday night! They were well behaved, had fun and learned about Jesus! The following volunteers were instrumental in making the event a success!
  • Jon and Tonya Wilson
  • Becca Newman
  • Jeremy and Emily Simmons
  • David stone
  • Michael and Jennifer Hendrix
  • Justin and Sophie Sawyer
  • Caleb and Russell Stafford
  • Sarah and Sabrina Stewart
  • Isaac Anders

We went to Fuddruckers, we went glow bowling, we played grog and underground church. Additionally, we held a worship service and also had a Nerf gun war.


New Youth Sunday School Series

We will be starting a new Sunday School series on March 20, 2022. The new series was written by Matt Chandler and focuses on John 1-3. Here’s the promotional video about the series:
The following can be found at Lifeway’s website.
The Gospel of John differs from the other three gospel accounts of Jesus’ life and ministry. John focused on the nature of Christ and how belief in Him leads to true life. Through the first three chapters, we learn how we’re dependent upon God to help us believe in the name of Jesus and become His children and experience a well of abundant grace that never runs dry. To this day, Jesus continues to draw followers to Himself in the same ways He drew His first disciples. Jesus became like us so that we might become like Him. (12 sessions)

Session Topics

1. Through the Word
2. God-Given Belief
3. Grace Upon Grace
4. The Word and the Witness
5. Behold the Lamb
6. Called to Follow
7. New Wine
8. The Temple, Spiritual Consumerism, and Jesus
9. An Inadequate Faith
10. Born of the Spirit
11. A Love that Gives and Sends
12. Our Place and Message


Youth Fall Festival

The youth are having their own fall celebration at a church member’s house THIS SATURDAY from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Students should bring a dessert or appetizer and 2-liter to share. This will be a time of fellowship and games. Parents are encouraged to attend. We will also have a pumpkin-carving contest.
Contact Mike for more information.


Youth Winter Ski Retreat 2020

Our youth Winter Ski Retreat to Winterplace Ski Resort is February 7-9. A $45 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit will be due on Wednesday, November 13. A final balance of $90 will be due on Wednesday, December 4 for all skiers, snowboarders, and tubers. Ski bibs are an extra $10 and helmets are an extra $5 if you need them. If your student(s) only wants to participate in the retreat and does not want to ski, snowboard, or tube, the final balance is only $65. Financial assistance and extended deadlines are available upon request. Discounts are available to siblings. 
Contact Mike for more info.