Minister to College & Young Adults

After the completion of a thorough review of potential candidates, the Search Committee for the Minister to College and Young Adults respectfully recommends Justin Thompson for the position of Minister to College and Young Adults in view of a call from Central Bearden. December 5, 2021, a vote will be taken immediately following the morning service. In-person voting only.

On Ministry

“I believe an ideal college & young adult ministry would contain many components not listed in order of importance. First, it would need worship and a message that is impactful for their current life experience. Second, I think the importance of deep Biblical study/application cannot be overstated. Third, one-on-one discipleship is where we have seen college students and young adults go deeper in their walk with God. I am blessed to have my wife ministering alongside me, so I only take the young men on for one-on-one discipleship while she does the same for young ladies. Fourth, outreach to local campuses through students who are currently actively participating in the ministry. this is not an exhaustive list; the Holy Spirit can always change and guide us.”


Professional Experience

Evangelism Catalyst
2016 – Present

CBRN, Observer Controller
US Army Reserve
2013 – Present

Cru Military
2015 – 2020

Field Artillery Finder
US Army
2008 – 2013


Liberty University School of Divinity, Lynchburg, VA
Master of Arts: Evangelism and Church Planting

Trinity College of Florida, Trinity, FL 
Bachelor of Arts: Missions and Biblical Theology

Volunteer Ministry

Lenexa Baptist Church, Lenexa, KS

Lake City Community Church, Lakewood, WA
Small Group Leader

Calvary Baptist Church, Lenexa, KS
Dir. Children’s Ministries & Small Group Leader

Lakeside Presbyterian Church, East Lake, FL
Assistant to Youth Minister

The Dream Center, Tampa, FL

Minister to College & Young Adults
Search Committee

Heather Whaley (Chair)
Beth Anderson
Stephanie Crichton
Danielle Yahr
Brett Myers
Dustin Milaway
Andrew Ledden


Voting will be held Sunday December 5 during a called business meeting immediately following worship. Voting is in-person only.

Per Central Bearden’s Bylaws, voting is for church members only. 

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