Youth Ministries


“That their hearts may be encouraged. . .” (Colossians 2:2, ESV)

Junior High Students

Starting the second week in September, junior high students meet every Saturday night at 7:30pm in the Teen Center (lower level, sanctuary building).

During June-August we have special youth events (picnics, summer camps).

Senior High Students

Starting the second week in September, senior high students meet every Wednesday at 7:30pm in the Teen Center.

Senior high summer activities are also listed on the church calendar (Picnics, Rock the Beach, summer camp, Adirondack Adventure)

Youth Discipleship Groups

Special discipleship groups for eighth through twelfth graders are designed to help students understand faith and the church. Youth desiring to join the church are included in these groups. Check with Eli for more information.

Summer Camp

Each summer we sponsor, with Long Island Youth for Christ, three camping experiences for youth: Senior High Camp at Wildwood, New Jersey; Junior High Camp at North East, Maryland; and a hiking, rafting adventure camp for senior highs.

Small Adult Group
Eli Tyler

Eli Tyler, Director of Youth Ministries

Eli Tyler is our full-time Director of Youth Ministry at First Pres and Staff for Long Island Youth for Christ in Babylon. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University and loves, loves, loves junior high and high school students.

Eli is supported by an awesome Youth Ministry Team composed of 5 adults from First Pres and several Youth for Christ volunteer leaders. The church has a fully equipped Teen Room.