Upstate Students exists to

connect students in the Upstate with
Jesus to change their world.


Downtown HS Students text “@upstatehs” to 81010 for text updates
Downtown MS Students text “@upstatems” to 81010 for text updates
UC Harrison Bridge Students text "@upstatehb" to 81010 for text updates
UC Five Forks Students text “@upstateff" to 81010 for text updates

Primetime is an energetic worship opportunity geared for students 6th-12th grade. Each week we have great music, games, practical application, and a message to help students grow in their faith.
We meet Wednesday nights on the 3rd floor of the Downtown Campus North Building as follows:
On the first Wednesday of every month, Middle School and High School students worship together beginning at 6:30pm.
Other Wednesdays, Middle School students worship at 6pm and High School students worship at 7pm.

Upstate Students Connect Groups

Our Connect Groups are an opportunity for students to
learn more about God in a smaller group setting.

At our Downtown Campus, our groups are separated by grades and
meet on the 3rd floor of the Worship Center - North Building,
at 10:00am on Sunday mornings.

At our Harrison Bridge Campus, we have Middle School Guys, Middle School Girls and
High School groups that meet at 10:00am on Sunday mornings.
This is an excellent time to connect with God and with other students.

Our Five Forks Campus is currently looking for a leader for our Five Forks Students.
Contact Pat Gillen at [email protected] if interested!

Upstate Students Events


ONE Night

Join together with local student ministries for ONE Night!
April 8, 2020 | 6pm
Worship Center | Downtown Campus

ONE night is a regional celebration including over 10 local student ministries who are uniting for one night with a common purpose. This fun and energetic night will give students the opportunity to worship in a context that is exciting for them, and they will be able to bring their friends so that their friends can learn more about the life-changing power of Jesus. Guest speaker will be Shane Pruitt who works with students on a national level.

Garden City Beach Camp

A fun week at the beach for Middle Schoolers!
June 7 - 12, 2020

Join us for our Middle School Trip to Garden City Chapel & Retreat. Students will have a blast and grow in friendships with others their age as they spend a week at the beach playing games, worshipping together, and having small group time. The students and chaperones will leave on chartered buses on Sunday June 7th and return Friday June 12th. The cost of the event is $275 per student and a $5 discount for each additional student in the same family. Early registration discount is from March 11 - May 3 for a $25 discount. REGISTER HERE!

If you are a High School Student wanting to volunteer, please go to CLICK HERE TO APPLY.
If you are a College Student wanting to serve, please connect with Pat or Kayleigh and receive approval before registering as a Chaperone.

Student Event Recap Videos

2019 Awanita Retreat
A time of fun and fellowship for our Middle Schoolers!
Join us next time in Fall 2020!

2020 Reckless
An awesome weekend event for all our Upstate Students! Full of awesome worship, crazy games, small group time, and relevant teaching!
Who's ready for Reckless 2021!

2019 Garden City Beach Camp
A time of fun and fellowship for our Middle Schoolers!
Plan on joining us for GCBC 2020!!

2019 Serve: DC
Here's a brief recap of the week long high school mission trip to Washington, DC
2020 SERVE: Nashville! Who's coming??

Stay In Touch

With Upstate Students

Pat Gillen - Student Minister - [email protected]
Kayleigh Mayfield - Associate Student Minister - [email protected]

@upstatestudents on Instagram and Facebook

Parents MS @upstatemsp to 81010 to get special updates for middle school parents
Parents HS @upstatehsp to 81010 to get special updates for high school parents

College Connections is a ministry of FBS where we send notes of encouragement to college students throughout the year.
To sign up your first year, or returning, college student, please please fill out this form If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Watson at [email protected].


Are you passionate about investing in the next generation?

Do you like leading worship? Games? Teaching? Production?

We would love to have you be a part of our Upstate Students team!