When We Meet

Thrive Worship meets every Wednesday from 7-8:15pm. Fusion (our café) serves dinner and snacks from 6:30-7pm. We want to create an environment where students feel safe to worship with authenticity and hear a biblical message that spurs them to know and live for God.

Thrive groups exist to create an environment where students feel safe to be mentored by a young adult, fellowship with other teenage believers, and seek God’s word in a group that can help with understanding and application.

Thrive at FSU exists for students to participate in what the New Testament outlines for a regular church meeting. We fellowship, study the Word, pray, and break bread together. We try and do this every time we meet, but Sunday Mornings are more liturgical in accomplishing this purpose.

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Get Connected with FSM

The best way to “Get Connected” is through THRIVE Groups and one on one meetings with Pastor Matt.

THRIVE Groups are the best way to get connected. They are designed to create deep, authentic, fun relationships among students in the same grade and gender. We have free food, games, and small groups led by young adults who are passionate about discipling teenagers.

I want to get to know you, and I want to help you journey through life. Please call, text, email or use a social media platform to contact me if you need anything. I want to connect you to a growing youth group that is passionate about sending believers into the world to make disciples! We can get you on the appropriate on-ramp in our ministry by meeting with you, your teenager, or both. I look forward to getting to know you.

Our Team


Student Pastor Matt McMillan and his beautiful wife, Rachel McMillan

I(Matt) am passionate about making disciples of Christ who are equipped to make disciples. I graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a Bachelors in Christian Studies in 2012, and will graduate from SEBTS with a Adv. M.Div in 2016. I love sports, anything outdoors, and working out. I lead the 7-8th Grade Boy’s Thrive Group and could not be more grateful to be watching awesome young men grow in the Lord. I am married to the beautiful Rachel McMillan. Rachel is passionate about leading worship as she serves in the FiveStone Church Worship Band alongside our Worship Pastor Noah Mitchell. She is the best wife, ridiculously talented worship leader, devout teacher, and most of all she loves God much.

fivestone-students-justin-trewittJustin Trewitt

Also know as J-True, this guy loves the Lord and genuinely desires to see young men find a real relationship with Christ. The thing that impresses me the most with Justin is his patience, something that is HIGHLY required of anyone working with teenage boys! Justin graduated from Prestonwood Christian Academy and Ouachita Baptist University! If you want your son to be cared for, and find out how to live out Christ’s plan for their lives in High School, then come check out the 9-10th Grade Guys Thrive Group.

fivestone-students-ryan-lauren-bullockLauren Bullock

Lauren has a heart for the unloved and hurting. She and her husband, Ryan, are preparing to foster children and help struggling parents get back on their feet. She helps FSM in a way that cannot be replaced! If you want your teenagers to grow in their walk with Christ, come check out Lauren’s THRIVE Group.

fivestone-students-alina-lunaAlina Luna(left in green shirt)

Alina makes everyone laugh 24/7. Everyone wants to be around her because she will make you cry in laughter one second and then feel comfort from pain the next. One thing I have grown to respect about Alina is her consistent love for everyone. She has been a true All-Purpose leader and I know she is simply a phone call away from helping these students become disciples of Christ. If you want your daughter to feel genuinely loved and beautiful as God’s creation, then come check out Alina’s THRIVE group.















Emma Patterson

Emma has worked in Student Ministry for years and is a full-time middle school teacher! She is great with Junior High Students, but is also wise beyond her years to the point where she is able to grow young girls into the young women God desires them to be. Emma graduated from Berkner and Ouachita Baptist University. If you want your daughter to learn from a great teacher and wise disciple of Christ, then come check out the 7-8th grade girl’s Thrive Group.















Kayla Bond(far right)

Kayla is built for discipleship. She is passionate about the Lord and has the patience and relationally abilities to work with Junior High Girls. Kayla has most impressed me with her heart of service. Kayla just wants to help people. If you want your daughter to learn how to serve, and love people for who they are, then come check out the 7-8th grade Thrive Group.