Student Pastors: Derrick & Crystal Hornback


Faith Youth is an exciting, relevant experience for middle and high school students in the Joplin area. Every Wednesday night you will find our students engaging in heartfelt and authentic worship, relevant and exciting messages, and hanging out. We also have regular activities, trips, outings, and much more. Come check us out, we would love to have you!


A value of ours at FYC is to DREAM BIG! We believe God is a big God who does big things in big ways. In the Old Testament He delivered the entire nation of Israel from captivity, not once but twice!  In the New Testament He caused a virgin to become pregnant. He also healed the incurable and freed apostles from top-security prisons. At FYC we don’t limit God by only asking for “small” things. Rather, a big God is in the business of doing big things through His people, so together we dream and allow Him to do what He does best. The vision will probably always be in the editing phase as God continues to work and direct. However, this what He has presently laid on our hearts.

Vision for Students

  • Godly genuine relationships are the key to our ministry. Everything else is supplemental to these relationships. When a student arrives at FYC, he or she is smothered with unconditional love and acceptance. 
  • FYC will be led by its own student body. Adult volunteers and staff are there to supervise, offer support, so the students can successfully minister to their own peers.
  • FYC will be a place where every student is involved in the ministry.  Each student eventually becomes plugged in through various means and opportunities the FYC provides. Below are practical ways that you can experience FYC.

Our middle school service, 678, focuses on 6th-8th graders, providing crazy activities, energetic worship, and high impact messages. 

At Faith Assembly, we believe that you can't do life alone. At FYC, we feel the same. Life Groups provide a fun-filled, relaxing environment for people to engage in meaningful relationships by doing life together. We hope you will feel at home here and connect to our Life Group that will help you grow in your relationship with God!

Student Leadership Team

FYC is looking for students to serve on our student leadership team. We believe that a solid ministry is built on relationships between students and adults, each working side by side to reach this generation for Christ. Relationships and service are key to understanding God’s love in practical ways. When these two elements are used together, real spiritual growth takes place in our lives. The purpose of this team is to train, develop, and equip Godly student leaders to impact their generation for Christ and you get to hang with a bunch of cool people!

What is STL? Speed the Light (STL) is the student-initiated, volunteer, charitable program that provides much-needed equipment to missionaries across the nation and in over 180 countries around the world. Since its beginning, STL has raised over $253 million for missionary equipment around the world. The concept is simple: we give so others can speed the light of the gospel to a world in darkness. This is accomplished by providing the "essential transportation and creative communication" equipment for missionary evangelism. Through modern transportation, radio, television, the printed word, and equipment for mass evangelism, our missionaries can better fulfill the Great Commission. For more information check the Speed the Light website.

Fine Arts is a discipleship tool of Assembly of God National Youth Ministries designed to "help students discover, develop and deploy their ministry gifts. For more information check the National Fine Arts website.

Time and Dates FYC Happens:


  • 6:15p - Pre-Service Prayer: Students gather together to pray for the evenings service and events.
  • 6:30p - Pre-Service Hype: Games, Giveaways, and a lot of craziness!
  • 7:00p - Service: Energetic worship and relevant presentations of God's Word.


  • 10:45a (1st & 3rd) - 678: Energetic worship, fun elements and high impact messages.
  • 6:00p - Life Groups - Students meet at Pastor Derrick and Crystal house to hang out and do life together. 


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