Our desire is for youth to have an encounter with the Living God, which leads to a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ. This relationship inspires them into service, urges them to dig deeper into scripture, draw closer to the Creator, and encourages them to love with a Christ-like love.

Pathways Baptist Church offers multiple opportunities for youth to engage in ministry. From camps and retreats to small groups, there is a place for everyone to come together in ministry! Won’t you join us?


Student Ministry Pastor

Rev. Jonathan Der was born and raised in St. Louis MO, and after college, proceeded to move all around the country to help next generations find and follow Jesus. He comes to Pathways with 20+ years of student ministry experience in all sorts of settings, eager to see how God will use him next! Hopefully that will involve lots of meals with all our different families and cultures, learning about and auditioning for our bell choir, and leading our student ministries towards even more dynamic growth, all with great laughter and joy.