Asbury Youth Ministries

The Asbury Youth Group is made up of youth between 7th and 12th grade. We gather regularly to have fun in fellowship, study, and worship as we explore what it means to follow Jesus every day of our lives.

Regular Programming

wednesday night way

Wednesday Night Way is our special fellowship night for all teens in grades 7 - 12. This is a night of craziness, fun, fellowship, worship, food, and more! We play high energy games, hear from guest speakers, do mission projects, and most importantly, develop relationships with other youth and with God. 

youth sunday school

We have Sunday School for all teens in grades 7 - 12 every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the Youth Building. We have 4 classes: 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th/10th, and 11th/12th grade classes. We begin each week with an opening Youth Assembly upstairs. Come early and hang out in our Youth Cafe' until Sunday School starts! 

alpha omega youth choir

The Alpha Omega Choir is Asbury's youth choir. It is led by Greig Ashurst. It is for all teens in grades 7 - 12 and meets every Sunday during the school year at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. For more information about the Alpha Omega Choir, please see our Youth Choir page. 

bible study

We offer a weekly Bible study for all teens in grades 7 - 12 which meets every Sunday during the school year at 4:30 p.m. in the Youth Building. 

turning point praise band

Turning Point is our Youth praise and worship band made up of teens that sing and/or play guitar, piano, drums, or bass. This band is audition only, so  contact Kyle Deroche at  to find out more.

Special Programming

Our Youth Ministries is committed to keeping our teens engaged in forging a relationship with Jesus all year long! We have special events, retreats, fundraisers, a yearly Mission Trip, and special Sunday School topics and events during the summer months. Check out our events for more info! 

Junior High & Senior High Retreat

Every year, the Louisiana Conference hosts a Junior High Retreat for middle schoolers and a Senior High Retreat for high schoolers. We take a large group of teens to both in Woodsworth, LA. Both are weekend retreats filled with worship, workshops, fellowship, and fun with the unique opportunity to meet other methodist youth from across the state.  Forms for those attending the retreat can be found here.  Registration is OPEN for the Senior High Retreat scheduled for March 13 - 15, 2020! 

AYM Mission Trip

Every summer we take around 60 teens and 18 adults on a trip to a community in need. The type of work varies and we will know what type of work each team will have at the mission meetings before the trip. In the past, we have painted, built wheelchair ramps, put up siding, replaced flooring, cleaned/organized homes, worked day camps/vacation bible schools for neighborhood children and more. Our 2020 Youth Mission Trip is scheduled for June 20, 2020 and will last a week. See our Youth Mission Trip page for more information. Location and further info will be announced at Wednesday Night Way February 5, 2020! Check back after that date for ALL the info. 



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Kyle Deroche

Director of Youth Ministries, Spiritwind Worship Leader

Office: 337-456-6098
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Instagram: @AYMLafayette

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Angie Comeaux

Youth Ministries Assistant

Office: 337-456-6067

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Susan White

Youth Ministries Sunday School Coordinator


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McCoy Smith

Youth Ministries Intern


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Brennan Thomas Frederick

Turning Point Youth Praise Band Director


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Stephen Greig Ashurst

Youth Choir Director, Handbell Ensemble Director