We exist to REACH students for the gospel, DISCIPLE students in their faith, and EMPOWER students to share that faith.



Vertical Student Ministries is a ministry of Sumter First Church of God. We serve students from 7th - 12th grade. If that is you, we would love to see you on Wednesday at 7pm or Sunday at 9:30am.


Vertical Student Ministry has an amazing group of leaders. Phillip Beacham is the Youth Pastor, and he has a strong team of volunteers that make it all happen. The team is made up of adults that are church members, parents, or college students. We can guarantee you that our leaders have a strong biblical foundation, and a passion for the younger generation.


Reach - We want to see lost people saved : Matthew 28:19-20

Disciple - We Want to see saved people growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ : Colossians 1:9-10, 28-29; 2:6-8

Empower - We want to see students and leaders becoming disciple makers : 2 Timothy 2:2

Relationships - We believe the most effective way to accomplish this, is through building relationships : John 1:14


We value Students: They are chosen by God to make a difference in their world and are essential to the health of the church.

We value our Leaders: Our adult leaders are crucial in passing the faith on to the next generation.

We value Spiritual Growth: Spiritual growth is an intentional, lifelong process.

We value Prayer: Prayer is essential to unleashing God's power.

We value the Church: The Church is the vehicle God ordained to change the world.


1835 Camden Rd Sumter SC United States 29153

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