College Ministry

College students have been an important part of Mount Vernon's congregation for many years. It’s our hope that college is one of the most exciting times of your life as you study, learn, and grow. We’re here to help you make the most of it! Listed below, you'll find some ways that you can get involved as a college student. We hope you find a home and a family in Christ here at Mount Vernon, and we hope you tell your friends and bring them along too. We can't wait to meet you!

We're Glad You're Here
Why Church?

Good question! At Mount Vernon Baptist Chruch we believe that it’s spiritually healthy, and even vital, that students get connected and rooted in a local church body. Sometimes as students we're not aware of what a tremendous blessing it is to be involved in the life and community of a local church.  Being part of a diverse body in a local church is an important way God wants to work in your life during your college years. At Mount Vernon, we’re deeply committed to supporting you as a student as you live out your Christian life at college. We believe that learning from Biblical teaching, being involved in close discipleship relationships, and regularly being among a group of God’s people are the best means of encouragement for our Christian walk together.

Ways To Connect & Grow

Each year Mount Vernon offers a variety of opportunities for college students to get involved, from weekly activities to seasonal special events. Beginning in September, we meet every Tuesday evening for woodcutting--where we chop firewood for the community and then enjoy a meal together. We also engage in other areas of service, from participating in programs like Operation Christmas Child to working with people in the community to bring the gospel to the county jail, reaching out to people both locally and globally. In addition, we make plenty of time for fellowship and fun: hayrides in September, pumpkin carving in October, a Christmas party in December, and a retreat in February. We would love to meet you and get to know you better.   Please contact our office if we can assist you in any way, 828.266.9700 or via email.

Our Staff

Roger and Denise Critcher have been serving this college ministry for many years. They are joined in leadership by Preston and Jennifer Spencer. These folks love to get to know college students and help make Mount Vernon feel like home!