Welcome to the student ministry page of our website. My name is Ryan Manning and I am the youth pastor of First Baptist Church. My wife and I have been involved in youth ministry together since we were married 27 years ago. We have four children of our own and two grandchildren. Funny thing about our fourth child...she was born on the same day as our first grandchild. Yes, we've heard all the jokes and all the references to Father of the Bride 2 but I can say this much. We wouldn't trade our strange and wonderful situation for anything.
Three years ago our senior pastor asked if I would join the staff of First Baptist and obviously I agreed. It has always been one of my greatest joys to see young people grow up in their faith as they grow up in our ministry. We try to provide a place and a program where that can happen. Most of our students come from the Charlotte school district but we have some from most of the surrounding area as well. If you're new to the area or looking for a church try these two things: 1. Click around on our website and then feel free to write or call with any questions. 2. Stop by for a visit during one of our meeting times and check us out. We'd love to meet you.