Our Youth Pastors
Pastor Joe and Andrea Franco are the Jr. High/High School/College Pastors at Family Worship Center and have been serving since October 2003. They were married in 2000 and have 4 children, Joey, Felicia, David and Antonio.
Pastor Joe graduated from Northwest University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Science Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministries with a Minor in Youth Ministries. He is an Ordained Minister through the Assemblies of God. He is committed to passionately serving God with everything he has, to lead his family and to serve students and their families.
Andrea has been serving beside Pastor Joe as a partner in ministry and has a passion to reach young ladies to give them hope and direction in the Word of God. She also serves as FWC's Worship Director and Director of Youth Fine Arts Team.
They have a passion and a desire to reach students to help Encourage, Equip and Empower them to be all they can be in Christ. They are excited to meet you and would love to sit over a cup of coffee at Starbucks or Dutch Bros and get more acquainted!
3G Student Ministries exists to Encourage students in their walk with Christ, to Equip students in their faith and life and to Empower students to step out into ministry and life with Christ. Our goal is that every student in every school hears the gospel of Jesus Christ before they graduate.
We want each student that walks through our doors to feel known and valued. We want them to know that they have people that care about them and notice when they don’t come. To achieve this, we use adult volunteers and student leaders. Every week, before, after and even during service, there are opportunities to meet new people and help them know that they belong here. So while we work hard to make our youth group fun and entertaining, we make sure to provide a loving Christian community.
When a student walks into our youth group, we want them to enjoy themselves, to smile, to have a good time and to feel comfortable. We try to accomplish that through crazy games, hilarious videos and some awesome after-service Games. We want students to relax, be with friends, make memories and have a good time. So while we start with fun and games, other values quickly rise to the top.
We use singing through worship to help students really understand God’s love for them and the power of the Bible in a way that’s different than someone simply speaking. If you come to one of our services, you’ll see a vibrant and passionate community of students expressing their love for Jesus and dedication to Him through songs, communion and prayer.
We hope that the environment we create in our ministry clearly communicates to students that no matter where they are on their walk with God, they feel welcomed and loved when they walk into the 3G Student Ministries
We have awesome speakers that give messages geared specifically for the lives of a student. Our youth group aims to help students learn how to study their Bible, to apply the Bible to their everyday life and to have a personal relationship with the Lord. We do fun topics teenagers love to talk about—dating, friendships, parents, stress—and tackle the tough topics that people often avoid and show students what God has to say about them, too.