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POPC Youth Ministry


Wilson Van Hooser (Director of Youth Ministry)

Molly Dawkins (Assistant Youth Director)

Abbey McRoberts (Youth Coordinator)

Scott Miller (Youth Coordinator)

Weekly Events


Sunday School: Junior and Senior High meet in the POPC multi-purpose building from 10-10:50a.m. for Sunday School. We divide into three groups: 7th-8th, 9th-10th, 11th-12th.

Church Service: Be sure to join us in the sanctuary for worship. Early service 8:30 a.m. Late service 11:00 a.m.

Shazam: Jr. High meets for a time of fellowship and food from 4:30-6:00p.m. in the gym. Youth parents take turns providing food. Click on the Host Calendar (right sidebar) for a list of host parents. (Summer Shazam does not meet every Sunday in the Summer.  See the Upcoming Events, Announcements or Bulletin for updates on Youth Activities.)

Evening Worship: We come together with the church at 6:00-7:00 p.m. for worship in the sanctuary and to hear teaching from God’s Word.

Vittles: The Sr. High meet at a different youth’s home every week from 7:00-8:30. Click on the Host Calendar (right sidebar) for a list of host families. This is a time for students to fellowship and eat together before starting a busy week of school. The youth staff can help with transportation to and from Vittles. Please let us know if you would like a ride. (Summer Vittles does not meet every Sunday in the summer. Please see Upcoming Events, Announcements, or the bulletin for updates on Youth Activities.)

Monday – Thursday

The youth staff loves to get together with a group of students or individually for one on one time. This is a great time to build relationships and also to point students to the gospel. We meet with students after school on Mondays-Thursdays. We are available to pick them up and take them home. Let us know when you’d like to schedule a day to meet!


Prayer Breakfast:

We have weekly prayer breakfasts during the school year, beginning again on August 22, 2017.  If you attend Jackson Prep, Hartfield Academy, Northwest Rankin High or Middle, or if you're homeschooled please meet at Corner Bakery (on Lakeland Drive) from 7:00-7:45 a.m. for a time of food, fellowship, and prayer before we start the school day. Let us know you’re coming so we can provide transportation to school from there.


All 7th-12th graders are invited to Wednesday Night Youth Group from 5:30 to 7:30 pm to hang out, worship, and participate in small group studies.   We will be studying the book of Galatians beginning August 23. 

  • 5:30-6:00- Dinner in the Multi-purpose Building Lobby (bring your own food, eat before you come, or bring $5 for the cafeteria)
  • 6:00-7:00- Worship and Small Groups
  • 7:00-7:30- Fellowship


Thursday mornings are set aside for one-on-one times with our youth leaders. If you’d like to meet with Wilson, Molly, Scott, or Abbey before school let them know!

What youth sows, old age must reap.
J.C. Ryle