Aaron lives in a small town called Inglis in central Florida. He was saved at the age 16 from a broken home chasing drugs and no direction. Since then He has given control over to the Lord. God has blessed him with a wonderful wife Angel of 11 years in marriage. They have 3 sons Dax, Jace, and Memphis. He is currently the Associate and Youth Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Inglis, FL. He found a great opportunity to be involved in First Priority and now is the Executive Director of the First Priority West Florida movement. He is able to relate well with this generation because of His past and how the Lord delivered Him. He has a love for the students of this age and believes God can use them to change the direction of our nation.
Amber serves as the executive director for Tampa Bay FL. She spends most of her day working with schools, churches, parents, and promoting First Priority locally. Amber served as a volunteer and campus coach early in the launching of the First Priority network in Tampa. Amber and her husband and their 3 kids attend South Tampa Fellowship in St. Pete.
Chris serves as the Executive Director of FP South Florida. He spends most of his day working with schools, board members, fundraising, and promoting First Priority locally. He has been in youth ministry for over 20 years and as a youth pastor/campus coach for 13 years. Chris resides in Ft Lauderdale with his wife and three kids. Chris and his family are actively involved at their church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Darin serves as the area director for Atlanta GA. He spends most of his day working with schools, churches, parents, and promoting First Priority locally. Darin and his wife currently reside in Canton GA with their two children. They are actively involved in their church.
serves as executive eirector for First Priority Tri-States, located in 7 Counties of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. He has been working with students for more than 25 years, serving as a Youth Pastor, Campus Ministry, and Youth Evangelist. After serving FPTS as a board member for 5 years and a campus coach for 14 years he joined the First Priority Tri-States Team in 2007 as the executive director. He is married to Beth and has two teenagers Laura and Trae who have both been student leaders in their schools. Emery’s family attends Pump Springs Baptist Church in Harrogate, TN where he and Beth served in full time ministry for over 16 years and are currently serving as a volunteers in collegiate ministry.
Haley serves as executive director for First Priority Blue Ridge, located in the 8 Counties of Northeast Tennessee. He has been working with students for more than 17 years, serving as a Youth Pastor, Campus Ministry Coordinator and Youth Event Coordinator. Haley joined the First Priority Team in 2008, and established First Priority Blue Ridge in January of 2010. He is married to Kelly and has two teenagers – Brock and Barrett. Haley’s family attends Heritage Baptist Church in Johnson City, TN where he and Kelly serve as a volunteers in the youth ministry.
Jim serves as the executive director for First Priority of Muskegon, MI. He has worked with students for over 35 years, and since 1985 as a youth pastor. He and his wife Toni helped initiate FP of Muskegon in 1998. He enjoys participating and promoting everything that will help leads students to know Christ and develop into His disciples. Jim also enjoys Christian apologetics and the discussions that follow. He resides in Twin Lake Michigan with his wife Toni, and son Zack. He also has two married daughters, Tiffany and Stephanie, who have delighted them with three grandchildren. He and his family are members of Evanston Ave. Baptist Church.
Joel serves as the Director for the First Priority Greater Clayton, NC movement. He was just recently hired by their board of directors to help sustain and expand in their area. He grew up in the Richmond KY area and received Jesus at an early age. He and his wife Amber have one son, Lincoln. He has been in ministry since 2010. John 14:18 is the verse he’d like to share with you.
John has been working with students since 1998 serving on local church staff in Louisiana and Mississippi. John loves serving local Youth Pastors and school campuses. He joined with First Priority in March of 2010 with a burden to see the Church united on middle and high school campuses for intentional evangelism. John lives in Shreveport, LA with his wife Shelley and their two children, Jacob and Madison.
Justin is the area director for Central Valley CA. He has been working with middle school through college age students since 2006. Justin just came on as area director fall of 2014, but had been serving as a campus coach since 2009. Justin loves sharing the hope of Christ with students and teaching students how to share that hope with those around them. For fun Justin enjoys to watch super hero movies. His favorite super hero is Superman and he is convinced that superman would win any day and time if a fight with batman. Justin is also a youth pastor in the beautiful city of Los Banos.
After 25 years of serving on staff in the local church, Larry Franks became the Executive Director of First Priority of Greater Decatur in November, 2014. He served as City Director for Greater Decatur for a number of years before coming on board as the Executive Director. His heart’s passion is to see students come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, and for them to realize that there is HOPE. Larry has enjoyed watching God grow First Priority in Morgan and Lawrence counties from 18 campuses to currently over 40 campuses. They have seen over 3900 students accept Christ on the public school campus over the last 6 years. Larry is married to Jessica (29 years) and has two daughters Chelsea (23) and Hannah (17) . He enjoys spending time with family, golfing, and is an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan.
I spend my days, uniting The Body of Christ to reach middle and high school campuses, in Limestone and Madison Counties.
Years ago, as a mom, I attended my son’s middle school, First Priority club. I was amazed how God was at work on that school campus. Where else is God bringing 100 middle school students of every race and socioeconomic stats together to hear the Good News?
Through loving and serving the Lord for 20 years, being a foster parent and mom, I knew God had prepared me and was calling me to this ministry.
Today, I have the privilege of working through the power of God to reach our entire community. I am thrilled to say that we now have FP clubs on about half of the school campus in North Alabama. There is still much work to be done!
I am eternally grateful to First Priority of America for walking with me through the process of starting First Priority of North Alabama and continuing to press into The Hope of Christ in Every Student in North Alabama.
My husband Michael and I have three children. Prayers are appreciated as all three are in college, each in a different state! We attend Asbury UMC in Madison, AL. and are blessed to work with the youth there.
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Mike Green is the Coordinator of the Greater Louisville (Louisville + surrounding counties) First Priority Network. He and his wife, Lora, are passionate about reaching students with the HOPE of Christ. They have been married for 11 years, and have two energetic children who are full of personality!
Originally from Louisville, Mike and Lora each attended Seneca High School and the University of Louisville. However, after Mike graduated from Seminary, God moved them away from Louisville to work with youth at churches in several different Kentucky cities.
Through working in Youth Ministry Mike got to see, first hand, the impact that First Priority is having on students. Now, after 11 years away from Louisville, God has impressed on Mike and Lora the desire to bring HOPE (note: HOPE is the method First Priority uses to train students to share the Gospel) to schools in the Greater Louisville area.
Paul serves as the executive director for First Priority of Northern Kentucky. His involvement with First Priority goes back to 1998. He was an area Student Pastor in the First Priority Tri-States region; Paul received a call from a middle school teen inviting him to be the guest speaker at their First Priority campus meeting. Seven students committed their lives to Christ that morning â€¦ he has been ˜hooked” ever since. Paul and his family (Lara, Aaron & Isaac) reside in Ludlow, KY, which is in the shadow of Downtown Cincinnati. There Paul also serves as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Ludlow.
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Sean is currently the Coordinator in a new First Priority region in the Metro East suburbs of St. Louis. His passion is seeing students be passionate owners and presenters of the gospel. After growing up in South Florida, Sean and his wife Gina moved to Belleville, IL in December of 2013 to accept a High School Minister position at Cornerstone Christian Church. Sean has had a few different perspectives of FP: first as a high school skeptic of FP, then a FP student leader during high school, and later a campus coach while interning at Community Christian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Shane serves as the executive director for Permian Basin TX. He spends most of his day working with schools, churches, parents, and promoting First Priority locally. Shane also helped launch the FP West Florida network, and still keeps close ties with with that group as they expand in that area. Shane and his wife Natalie and their 2 girls attends church in Odessa.
Shawn serves as the executive director for Heritage KY in Harrodsburg KY. He spends most of his day working with schools, schools, churches, parents, and promoting First Priority locally. He is also heavily involved with the youth ministry at his church. Shawn and his wife Johanna live in Stanford KY with their two kids.
Steve serves as the executive director of our Nashville TN network. He spends most of his day working with schools, schools, churches, parents, and promoting First Priority locally. He has been in youth ministry since 1995, and served as a FP campus coach for 4 years, while serving as a Youth Pastor at his local church. He spent the last 6 years as part of the FP of America national team. Steve currently resides in Nashville TN with his wife Jessi, and their three children, Justus, Nate, and Corina, they all attend the Oasis Church.
Steven started First Priority in Lake City in 2014. As a youth pastor, he saw the need to reach students where they are every day – their schools. He has been in youth ministry for six years. He and his wife Suzette have three children. Steven and his family attend Gateway Baptist Church in Lake City, FL where he has been on staff since 2012.
Tim serves as executive director for First Priority Tri-County, KY. He spends most of his day working with schools, board members, fundraising, and promoting First Priority locally. He has been in youth ministry for 20 years and as a youth pastor/campus coach for 10 years. He also served 2 years as club director for FP Tri-States before becoming the Executive Director of FP Tri-County for the past 9. Tim resides in Corbin Kentucky with his wife Tammy. They have 3 children: Brittany is a RN at UK hospital in Lexington KY, Dylan is a maritime officer in the coast guard in St. Inigoes, MD, Justin is in college in Lexington, Ky. Tim and his family are actively involved at Immanuel Church in Corbin, KY.