Will Standridge

Will Standridge (MDiv, Southern Seminary) serves as the preteen and student pastor at Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas. Will blogs frequently about student ministry philosophy. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Kendyl.

May 8

5 Tips for Learning to Preach as a Student Pastor by Will Standridge

If your church has given you the title of “Youth Pastor,” “Student Pastor,” “Children’s Pastor,” or “_____ Pastor” then your church has called you to be a competent preacher whether you realize it or not. In 1 Timothy 3 the one competency Paul expects of any elder is that they are “able to teach.” The […]

Jan 10

5 Books Every Student Should Read Before Graduating High School by Will Standridge

When I was in high school a pastor put Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper in my hands and it changed my life. It helped reorient my worldview around a sovereign God who called me to spend my life for the things that mattered. That book was a cheap, but enormous investment in my […]

Dec 28

10 Tips for Faithful Student Ministry in the New Year by Will Standridge

Over the past several months I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on my Student Ministry as I plan for the next year. It is easy to lose sight of what is important in your planning and program to impress instead of disciple. Here are some somewhat random but important tips and priorities for you as […]

Jan 18

Three Exhortations Against Hate From Martin Luther King Jr. by Will Standridge

It is easy to deem hate evil because it harms another person. Though, according to King, the worst part of hate is what it does to you.