Meet Our Youth Leaders

Jeff Turner


I am the Student & Recreation pastor at Idlewild Baptist Church since 2007. I am a big kid at heart, but I'm serious when it comes to my relationship with Jesus Christ. I love working with the youth and helping the youth to stay grounded in their walk with Jesus. But I also know how to have fun while serving Christ! I want every student to know Christ and go and share with all their friends- Luke 9:23-24.
David Blanton


I run the soundboard for the youth in the Christian Activity Center, maintain the youth website and coach the Boys 15U baseball team, which is the youth age group. I accepted Jesus Christ as a child and rededicated my life to Jesus in 1995 wanting to serve Him every day. God has blessed me with a beautiful wife, kids and grandchildren.
Stan Dobner


Amy Morris


I enjoy spending time with the youth as the Snack Team Leader. I came to know Christ through my experiences in the GA's and youth group at the age of 12.
Ben Morris


I look forward to interacting with the youth through recreation activities and youth trips. I dedicated my life to the Lord after spending time with one of my friend's youth groups.
Jennifer Peninger


At the age of 13 my youth pastor led me to Christ. I have been a member at IBC for 20 years. Our youth are the future of our church and I want to invest in their lives and help them to grow in Christ. I am the Care Group leader and want them to know that they have someone they can count on to pray for/with them in the different areas of their lives. I'm also one of the "cafeteria ladies".
Terry Peninger


I am 51 years old and I’m a courier for FedEx Express. My responsibilities range from driving a bus for youth events, teaching middle school Sunday school, running computer for Wednesday night worship or just basically whatever is needed. It is an honor to serve in the student ministry at IBC and watch students and adults grow in the love and knowledge of Christ.
Elaine Schobert


Jeff Schobert


Carla Sims


I am excited to be a Small Group Leader to the youth on Wednesday evenings and assisting in additional youth activities. I accepted Christ as my Savior when I was 14 years old at a Missionfuge Retreat with New Hope Baptist Church. I rededicated my life, my marriage, my soul to my Lord and Savior in 2015.
Frank Sims


I am honored to serve as a Small Group Leader to the Youth on Wednesday evenings and getting to know the young men. I joined Idlewild Baptist Church in 2015. I am married to my wife, Carla, and we have a 4 year old daughter, Emerson.
Michele Turner


I help prepare, serve and clean up snack. I help with cleaning the Christian Activity Center. I help supervise youth. (I pretty much do whatever Jeff needs me to do.)