Nurturing the growth of young disciples grades 6th-12th

Growing together.

Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.

Our Student Ministry is made up of students grade 6 through 12. We seek to nurture the growth of young disciples in our church and our community. The core of the Youth Ministry is built around our weekly Sunday School, Wednesday night "PRIMETIME" Bible Studies, and a never ending stream of special events. We also place a very high emphasis on student leadership.


Feb 5- May 7 | Youth Sunday School Room | 9:30am

Confirmation begins Sunday February 5th. It is open to all students 8th grade above who would like to go through confirmation in the church. Class will take place during the normal Sunday School hour. If you or your youth are interested, you can see Tori at

Confirmation Sunday

May 7th in The Vine during 10:45am worship 

Join us during worship as we welcome the confirmands as as new full members of the church! Email Tori at for more information.

Senior Recognition

May 21st during 10:45am worship

Seniors, please join us on May 21st to let us recognize your achievements during worship! 

Middle School Mission Week 

June 5-9 at Camp Lookout

Save the date! Make plans to join us for middle school mission week on June 5-9 and Camp Lookout. 

High School Mission Trip 

July 17-22 in Berea, Kentucky 

Save the date! Make plans to join us for our high school mission trip to Berea, Kentucky where we will be attending Passport youth mission camp. 

Weekly Schedule

Sunday School 

 9:30–10:30 a.m.

Breakfast 9:30 a.m-10 a.m.  in The Youth Dining Room. Lesson 10 a.m. -10:30 a.m.

  • 8th Grade/Confirmation – Meets in the Youth Lounge (a.k.a. - "The Pit")
  • 6th-12th Grade – Room 134 

Wednesday Night Prime Time


  • 4:45 p.m.- Study/Volunteer Time (Starting at 4:45pm Tori & Sara will be in the student center ready to welcome youth who need to arrive early. This will be a time for students to work on homework, hang out, and help make sandwiches for the Mustard Tree Ministry. Actual youth events will begin at 5:45pm)
  • 5:45 p.m. – Snack Supper 
  • 6:30 p.m. – Youth Bible Study & Games
  • 7:30 p.m - Free Time


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Meet the team.

Tori Crook

Youth Director

Sara Holley

Assistant Youth Director

Tori Crook

Youth Director

Tori Crook is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, where her family still lives. She graduated from UNC-Greensboro in 2018 with a BA in International and Global Studies, and from Yale Divinity School with a Master's in Divinity in 2022. In her free time she enjoys knitting, hikes, and finding the best food in town.

Sara Holley

Assistant Youth Director

Sara has been the Assistant Youth Director at First-Centenary since August of 2016. She is currently working on her masters in Social Work. She grew up in Chattanooga and has attended First Centenary for most of her life. She graduated from Auburn University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.