Growing together

Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.

At Hernando Baptist, our students are valued as crucial members of our community and our church.  God doesn't require us to wait until we are adults to be actively involved in His mission in the world--He consistently uses middle school and high school students to make a difference!
The purpose of our student ministry is to help equip students to do the work of ministry now, and to build up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12).  In so doing, we want to help them carry out our church's mission of spreading the Gospel of Jesus and increasing faithfulness in Hernando and across the world.


Come worship with us.

Life Groups


Students come together in small groups, each led by two of our adult ministry volunteers to study God's word in a setting designed to be interactive. This time is for students to build relationships with each other and receive spiritual input from experienced believers who are dedicated to discipling the next generation. Life Groups are a great environment for visitors!

What do you believe?


The "What Do You Believe?" study is our weekly focus on the hard questions surrounding life & faith. We will take a close look at God, ourselves, and the world around us through the lens of Scripture. We want students to graduate with a firm foundation for growing in their faith throughout their lives. We believe that gripping, interactive, and honest conversation about deep and difficult topics is one way to meet that goal! This is a great environment for students with a desire to challenge deeper aspects of faith!

Wednesday Nights

Get Connected. Go Deeper.

Fellowship Supper

Join in for the fellowship supper around the tables in the gym. Enjoy a variety of food options and lively conversation as we prepare for an evening of activities with children, students and adults.

Student Gathering 

HSM on Wednesday nights is our primary gathering time for students. We provide an engaging atmosphere for both middle and high school students to sing together, learn together, and care for one another as they live life and explore faith. We have two distinct meeting spaces used simultaneously- one for middle schoolers and one for high schoolers. We have a dedicated group of staff and volunteers who teach, as well as lead games and small groups. Our worship team is entirely student-led. This is a great environment for students to bring friends and guests!

Carter Brinkley

Student Pastor

Hey, I'm Carter Brinkley and I serve as the Student Pastor at HBC. Our Student Ministry is focused on equipping middle and high school students to be faithful disciples of Jesus. We preach the gospel and help our students to do the same by sharing God's Word and living it out in their daily lives. We have regular meetings during the school year on Sunday and Wednesday Nights as well as small groups year-round on Sunday mornings. We also have a number of great student events throughout the year and camp during the summer! I would love to talk more with you about opportunities to participate or serve in student ministry, just fill out the connection card below!

Connect with Carter

I'd love to hear from you. Just fill out the connection card below!