ROB Student Ministry - Midweek Gathering (New Series)


Please join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in the Youth Room! 
We promise to feed your bellies, your hearts, and your minds! 
Come and be fed!

“And let us watch out for one another to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.”
Hebrews 10:24-25

(New Series, Jan. 11-Feb. 1)

Some things are hard to understand — like chemistry, verb conjugations, the blockchain, or why your friend is mad at you.  When we face a problem, situation, or idea we’re struggling to understand, it always helps to know someone we trust can explain it to us.  When Jesus was here on earth, he spent a lot of time helping his followers understand some pretty hard-to-understand ideas about God.  One of the ways Jesus often made complicated ideas simpler was by explaining them through stories and metaphors, which we call parables. In this four-week series from the Gospels, we’ll explore four of the parables Jesus told his followers to explain four important truths about God.  These parables help us see that God's words are a firm foundation, in God’s kingdom, everyone belongs, God’s words invite a response, and that God’s kingdom is always growing.  Looking forward to a new year at the River Oaks Baptist Student Ministry!

January 11:
“God's words are a firm foundation”

January 18:
“in God’s kingdom, everyone belongs

January 25:
“God’s words invite a response

February 1:
“God’s kingdom is always growing

Christian Johns
Minister to Youth/Students


ROB Student Ministry Schedule

Youth Bible Study: Sunday Mornings from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

The Gathering: Wednesday Nights from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Christian Johns, Minister to Youth/Students


Share a bit about yourself. 

I grew up just south of Houston in Texas City.  My father was (and still is) the youth minister at First Baptist Church there in Texas City.  Some would say that my ministry started way back then with the hours I put in constantly at the church.  Officially, River Oaks Baptist is my first staff position, I started in September of 2018.  I received my undergraduate degree in Finance & Accounting at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX and followed that up with recently graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX with my Master of Divinity, or MDiv.  A few things I enjoy doing are going to concerts, musicals, and sporting events!  I am a huge Houston Astros fan, so it is great to be back in the area where there are others like me!

What do you enjoy most about youth ministry?

Youth ministry is great because I get to hang around with students all day and pour into their lives.  I mentioned above how I enjoy going to concerts, musicals, and sporting events, and I didn’t just mean professional ones!  I enjoy seeing students who are passionate about what they do.  My hope is to ignite that same passion for Christ in these students.  The youth ministry of today is soon to be the adult ministry of tomorrow.  Eventually, these students will be the ones to lead our churches in both ministerial and layperson roles.  My desire is for these students to build a solid foundation of faith and community that will carry them through their whole lives.


Senior Recognition Sunday - May 1st, 2022

High school seniors are reaching the end of one phase of life and boldly embracing a brand new future.

This  Sunday, May 1st, 2022 we will celebrate the work and achievement of our High School graduates.  To commemorate this accomplishment, we will present these young adults with a gift from the church to carry with them on the journey ahead.

Join us in honoring our high school graduates in our Worship Service.

The ROBC Class of 2022 graduates are: 

Ava Arroyo 
Mitchell Glotfelty
Jonathan Lee
Corby Martinez, Jr.
Locke Stanton

We hope you will pray for these students as they embark on their new journeys.  Pray that God will continue to guide & protect them. Pray that they will keep their eyes on Jesus, as they rely on His direction and protection.