Our youth ministry exists to reach our friends for Christ where they are, help them grow in Christ, and teach them so they are equipped to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives.
At GSM we offer multiple ways for students to encounter and grow in Jesus. Our Youth Group and Small Group gathering are the foundational teaching and relationship building times for students. From here we give students opportunities for deeper spiritual growth through discipleship, outreach, service, and leadership training.
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4200 E 25th St.
in Room 204
Des Moines, IA 50317
Wed Youth Group 7:00-8:00p
Sun Night Life 4:30p-7:15p
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MEET THE PASTORS
JONATHAN MEYER | STUDENT MINISTRIES pastor
Jonathan Meyer’s passion is to impact students, train volunteers, and multiply leaders through speaking, teaching, training, coaching, and writing. He has strategically invested most of his adult life in students.
Jonathan's passion shines through ministry and competition. Pick-up Basketball, cards, board games, and many other activities bring out his contagious excitement with others.
Jonathan has a wonderful wife, Kim, and three children, Emilie, Isaac, and Anna Grace.
M.A. in Christian Education
Dallas Theological Seminary
Andrew Nippert | Assistant Student Pastor
Andrew Nippert wants to help students discover what it means to truly know God and to make Him known. As a part of the Church’s disciple-making mission, he wants to see parents, volunteers, and students all equipped to lead their worlds to Jesus.
In his free time, Andrew loves to go running or hiking in the great outdoors and play board games with family and friends. He also really enjoys eating, especially Buffalo Chicken Wings.
Andrew married his best friend, Carol, in 2012 and they have 2 crazy awesome kids, Jemma and Joel.
B.S. in Bible & Youth Pastoral Ministries
Baptist Bible College