We are excited to introduce the newest member of the Fellowship family, Troy Young. On October 29 Troy will join our team as our new Children’s Pastor. After 4 months of searching we feel confident God has led us to the right Children’s Pastor.
Troy has 15 years of ministry experience having spent the last 9 years as Minister of Students and Families at Immanuel Baptist Church in Danville, KY. Troy feels that parental involvement is key to a successful family ministry and is anxious to start partnering with our parents to build strong families. He loves to collaborate with a team
Troy is passionate about children’s and family ministry – he feels it is his life calling and desires to do nothing else. After starting and growing a successful business, Troy longed to reach families with the Gospel so he jumped at the chance to go into full time ministry when God opened the door.
In addition to 15 years of ministry experience Troy has a Bachelors degree in Church Ministry. Troy is completing his Master of Arts Degree in Discipleship and Family Ministry this December at Southern Seminary.
We take very seriously the responsibility to invest in our children and partner with our parents so we contracted with Minister Search (the oldest national pastoral search firm in the country) to help us find just the right person. They emailed over 3,500 Children’s Pastors and Directors, personally reviewed over 300 submitted resumes, then personally prescreened 31 candidates. God used this process to lead us to Troy.
We hosted Troy and Pam for a weekend visit in September where staff, elders, and Children’s Ministry leaders got to spend lots of time with Troy and Pam in both formal and informal settings. Troy and Pam had the opportunity to see what Fellowship Conway is all about. We all came away very excited about the opportunity to partner together in ministry here at Fellowship.
Troy and his wife, Pam, have been married for 16 years. Together they have two children: Payton-she is 15 and Noah-he is 12, and they are in the process of adopting an eleven year-old girl from Haiti named Misselove. As a family, they try very hard to keep their family very simple and they feel that begins by spending time together eating dinner as a family (which they do nearly every evening). In fact, they consider dinner as one of their favorite family activities.
Troy loves sports and outdoor activities. You may also find Troy building almost anything (especially if it involves working with metal). Pam is passionate about mentoring and counseling young ladies and is gifted in leading small groups.
Thank you for the many ways that you have stepped up to help make Fellowship Kids a thriving ministry over the past 4 months. We look forward with eager anticipation about what the future holds for Fellowship Kids. We cannot wait for you to you get to meet Troy and partner with him for the sake of the Gospel in our families.