MADISON YOUTH MINISTRY

Ministering to 7th-12th grade families

Our Purpose

The purpose of the youth ministry at Madison comes from the greatest two commandments given by Jesus in Matthew 22

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

“Love your neighbor as yourself.”

We seek to develop everything our young people participate in through the lens of these two commands. In order to help us to constantly think about these teachings, our youth ministry motto is “Reaching IN, Reaching OUT, Reaching UP.”

 

REACHING IN

Reaching In

explains the desire to constantly work on our personal relationship with Christ as individuals and as a church family through the development of our hearts, souls, and minds.

REACHING OUT

Reaching Out

describes Christ’s desire for Christians to use their positive influence to help the world, our community, and those around us to get closer to God

REACHING UP

Reaching Up


teaches our students that God must be our priority and that we need to rely on him at all times.

PARENT RESOURCES

Youth Ministry 101

Are you interested in finding out more about our youth ministry? Youth Ministry 101 is an overview of who we are and and what we do. In this document you will see how we seek to encourage families to Reach In, Reach Out, and Reach Up in their everyday lives.

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Family-Based Youth Ministry

We believe the best way to have our youth become active members of the church is by encouraging family-based youth ministry. We challenge our teens and families to not simply participate in youth ministry events, but to have an active role within our church as a whole. Here are some ways this is accomplished.

Relationship Building
Our aim is to create an environment that allows students to foster relationships with their peers as well as other Christians.
Discipleship
FAM Groups (Faith, Accountability, Mentoring) are designed to connect specific grades with adult spiritual mentors that will grow with them throughout their time in the youth ministry.
Cultivating Leadership
Providing opportunities for our youth to grow into leaders of the Lord's church.

Meet Our Team

RICHARD TURNER

Youth Minister

JORDAN ABRAMS

Youth Minister

ASHLEY PEEDEN

Youth Ministry Admin

prison minister

siegfried bill

I began working as the full-time prison minister at Madison in 2017. I am an assistant chaplain at the Limestone Correctional Facility and spend my time working with the inmates of the honor dorm. He also spends much of his time working with Project Rescue in Priceville, AL. Project Rescue is an addiction recovery program for men. I am married to Patti, and they have worshipped with Madison for over twenty years.

iglesia minister

beto huamani

I joined the Madison family in January of 2016. I started my career serving the Lord in 2000 in Lima, Peru, at the Lucyana Iglesia de Cristo, where I preached until 2007. On a medical mission trip, I met my wife, Emily, in Lima. We were married in Nashville, TN, in 2007. Since then, I have been working to help reach out to the Hispanic population as an ESL coordinator and Hispanic minister in Nashville, TN, Franklin, TN, and Peoria, IL.

I have a degree in Arts Education and am working on a Masters in Ministry. I have gained a great deal of experience with his field work in ministry and receive a lot of support and help from my wife. Emily and I are Alabama football fans (Roll Tide!), Kentucky basketball fans (Go Big Blue!), and Peru soccer/futbol (Arriba, Perú!). I like to travel, play music, and read. Emily and I are very blessed to be a part of the Iglesia and church family at Madison.

youth minister

jordan abrams

I joined our ministry team in March of 2020. I am a native of Mobile, AL but have spent much of my life in the Shoals area of Alabama, as well. I have a Bible and Ministry degree from Harding University. While at Harding, I met and married my incredible wife Lindsey, from Snellville, GA. I have been in full-time ministry since 2012.  In August of 2018, we were blessed with a precious little girl named Mallory. My favorite team is Alabama. I love the outdoors, watching college football, and hanging out with Mallory and Lindsey.

youth minister

richard turner

I began serving as a youth minister for Madison in January 2018. In June of that year, I married my wife, Sarah. I grew up in Oak Ridge, TN, and Sarah grew up in New Hope, AL. We both have a deep passion for working with young people. In 2017, I graduated from Freed-Hardeman University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. My favorite hobbies include cheering for the Florida Gators, reading, hiking, traveling, and participating in athletics. I love being part of a church family where I can be one small part of a diverse family working towards growing the Kingdom numerically and spiritually.

preaching minister

andrew itson

Andrew is married to Lauri Ann and they have three children, two boys, Crews and Cameron, and one girl, Dawson. he began working with the Madison family in June of 2021. Before Andrew came to Madison he was the preaching minister at the Robertsdale Church of Christ in Robertsdale, AL and the Campus Minister at the University Church of Christ in Montgomery, AL. Andrew graduated with a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Faulkner University and a PhD in Leadership in Ministry and Religion from the University of the Cumberlands. Andrew loves hiking with his family, playing sports, coaching his kids, watching FSU football, reading, and eating at “hole in the wall”restaurants.

preaching minister

brandon pressnell

Brandon married his high school sweetheart, Cindy in May of 1996. They have three children, Kenzie, Gage, and Nick.  He has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Biblical Studies from Faulkner University and has been in full-time ministry since 1995. He has served at Madison as Youth Minister, Family Minister, and most recently as Preaching Minister since his arrival in January of 2000. In addition to preaching alongside Andrew, Brandon enjoys planning and coordinating our worship assemblies as well as spending time with our families, encouraging them with biblical and practical guidance.  For relaxation, Brandon enjoys almost every sport, singing, art, and hanging out with his family and friends.  

media outreach minister

jason helton

I joined the Madison ministry team in 2007 as youth minister alongside Brandon Pressnell. In August 2017, I transitioned into my current role as Media Outreach Minister. The purpose of my role is to create content that communicates the Gospel and connects the church. 

In 2008, I graduated from Faulkner University with a B.S. in Youth & Family Ministry. In 2023 I complete my M.A. in Online Ministry from Regent University. I married my wife, Ellen, in the Fall of 2011, and we have four children: Norah, Owen, Benjamin, and Nolan. We live in Harvest and enjoy hiking, Alabama football, Chicago Bulls basketball, good food, good music, traveling, photography, and Krispy Kreme.