Partnering with families to multiply and mature disciples
Director of Adult Education
I am married to Lisa Castro. We have three children, Maggie, Lincoln, Teddy. I was born and raised in Memphis, TN. I am a graduate of Collierville High School, Class of 2002 and the University of Tennessee and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I love all things British. I enjoy a good cup of coffee, a good book, and a beautiful autumn day. My family and I snow ski, disc golf, and cheer for the Vols on Saturdays.
Pastor of Kids and Young Families
God gave me a heart for the church and teaching God’s Word to His people. After graduating from Talbot Seminary, I was a youth pastor for 7 years in California and then in Colorado. I am married to my best friend, Chloe, and together we have 1 daughter, Blakely. Chloe and I love board games and enjoying life with family and friends.
About the Young Families Ministry
- The Young Families Ministry exists to walk alongside parents as they raise children to know and love God.
- The Young Marrieds Ministry meets weekly on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. (beginning March 12).
Young Families Group
Raising a child is hard work. You have all the normal issues of changing diapers, dealing with bad attitudes, and teaching good manners. But then on top of it you’re also supposed to disciple your kids? Is that the same as disciplining your kids? Is a 4 year old even old enough to follow Jesus? What if they’re 8?
The Young Families Group meets on Sundays to discuss what it means to raise the next generation of Christ followers. They say it takes a village to raise, kids and we agree. Which is why this group exists.
Child dedication is when a family commits to raising their child in household that loves God. It is a commitment by the parents to act like Christ and to teach their children to do the same. It is a commitment from the church to support the parents as they seek to make disciples of their children.
If you have a child that you would like to dedicate or have questions about child dedication, please visit this link.
Dad Shift – A weekly podcast for Dads
Our Kids and Family Pastor, Justin Halverson, dives into what it means to disciple our children. You can subscribe to this podcast on all major podcast providers. To get the most out of each episode, make sure to download a copy of each episode’s notes.