JAKE RHOTON
Minister to Youth 


Previous Youth Ministry Experience:

• Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Spring, Texas
• South Garland Baptist Church, Garland Texas
• First Baptist Church, Irving, Texas
Education:
Dallas Baptist University
• Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies
• Master of Arts in Student Ministry
• Master of Arts in Theology
What Others Have to Say About Jake:
“I believe his Godly knowledge would help lead our youth group amazingly. I think that he would be a great fit.” -Cooper C.
“We were VERY impressed with him and have no reservations about bringing him to Columbus!” -Adriane W.
"His relationship with his students seems very strong, and I like that he is not afraid to speak the truth to youth on difficult topics.” -Kathryn W.
“I found Jake down to earth, personable and relatable. I like his love for students.” -Chance C.
 
Words people used to describe Jake: 
Loyal, lovable, engaging, energetic, encourager, connector, really loves Jesus.

About Jake:
In his spare time, Jake enjoys spending time with his wife, playing sports, hunting, and various athletic activities. The quote that most defines his philosophy on life comes from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.” His favorite Bible verse is 1 John 4:8, “The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”
 
Jake's words:
I see that it is evident that Columbus Avenue stands on the word of God and does not shy away from that in any instance. My heart in ministry is to live life with students, whether that is dealing with heartache or rejoicing alongside them when something great happens in their world. I believe that the most important thing a student hears is the Word of God.