Ministry Staff


Brad Echols
Youth Minister


Les Williams
Associate Youth Minister

The youth ministry at First Baptist exists to know Jesus intimately, serve Jesus passionately and share Jesus globally.  We work hard to create environments that are genuine, relational, Bible-based, and applicable because we want to be intentional about life change.  Our weekly programs and yearly events target teenagers from sixth – twelfth grade.

Weekly Opportunities

Sunday School

Sunday School is for the youth in 6th-12th grade. All are invited to join us every Sunday morning in the youth room at 9:45am for Sunday. The youth band leads us in worship and then we are taught a lesson geared for teenagers.


Midweek is the Bible study that meets on Wednesday nights in the youth room from 6-7 pm. This is a more interactive Bible study as students receive teaching but also have time to discuss with each other in small groups as well as share with the entire group.

Life Groups

Life Groups meet on Sunday nights during the school year from 5:45-7:15pm. These are led by adults and take place in homes all over the city of Belton. The curriculum is designed specifically for each grade level that includes a Bible reading plan and Scripture memory. Students pray together for another as well as for their non-Christian friends. Deeper discipleship happens for the student who fulfills the expectations of being in a Life Group.

Special Events

Disciple Now

Disciple Now happens every year in the Spring. This is a weekend with an emphasis on discipleship and evangelism. Teenagers spend the weekend in various host homes throughout the area and are led in Bible studies by a college age leader. Throughout the weekend there are designated times for corporate worship in addition to the in home Bible studies.

Super Summer

Super Summer is an intense week long camp in the summer that focuses on discipleship and evangelism. This camp is designed for the leaders in the youth group to challenge them and help grow in their faith and leading.

Youth Camp

Youth camp is a week long camp in the summer that is open to every student and their friends. Summer camp is great way for the youth to be challenged in their faith, grow in their faith and bond with their youth group friends.

Mission Trips

Mission trips don’t have a set time of year as they can take place during Christmas break, Spring break or during the summer. Mission trips are a great way for students to see another part of the state, country or the world and experience how Jesus can use them to proclaim the gospel.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is a great way for the youth to serve the younger generation. VBS takes place for one week during the summer and there are numerous roles where the youth can serve.

Summer Events

Throughout the summer there are numerous events that are planned for the youth. These events range from service projects, pool parties, ultimate frisbee, Round Rock Express games, and whatever else we think will be fun to do.

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