First Students seeks to create a culturally relevant environment for middle and high school students to hear the gospel and have the opportunity to respond.

Students develop deep relationships with the ministry team as they create deep relationships with each other and ultimately with Jesus.

The aim is for each to love, worship, and enjoy God. By fostering groups and being a part of church life, students go through discipleship by connecting them to Christ-centered relationships, encouraging them to grow in the way of Christ, and equipping them to serve as Christ served.


The Girls Retreat is a one-night weekend getaway at the Wintergreen Resort that is open to all middle and high school girls! The students will not only enjoy awesome activities at the resort, but our hope is to equip each girl through Bible-study sessions, worship, and breakout discussions. This year’s theme is “Free Indeed,” and we are so excited to talk about finding freedom through the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Your First Students team
can’t wait to meet you!

Travis Cole

Travis Cole

Minister to High School Students

Anthony Talley

Anthony Talley

Minister to Middle School Students


Can’t wait to see you this fall!

The First Students ministry team has a fall schedule that you & your friends won’t want to miss!

September 4
Adulting Night

September 25 
Wacky Dinner Party

October 9
First Roanoke’s Got Talent

October 18-20
Service Project at GO Festival

October 26
Farm Party

October 30
Glow Night

November 16-17
Girl’s Retreat

November 20
Turkey Bowl

November 28
Drumstick Dash

 December 6-8
Star City Christmas

 December 11
Christmas Party

December 20
Service Project at
Dickens of a Christmas

First Student Wednesday Nights are Back! Join us every week in The Loft at 6:00pm!