Youth  Ministries  Board                                                            

Our Youth Ministries Board oversees the youth activities of our state in several annual venues.

They sponsor the Annual SCM (Student and Children's Ministries) Music and Arts Festival. This event includes competition in Bible, Music, Drama and Art. Over 100 students compete for the opportunity to represent Missouri churches in the National SCM Competition. This is a highlight of the National Association of the Free Will Baptist annual meeting each year in July.

They also sponsor the E-3 Conference (formerly State Youth Retreat) held each November at Windermere Retreat Center at Roach, MO. Located on the Lake of the Ozarks, the retreat features nationally known speakers and musicians for the students of Missouri and neighboring states.

Their board members are:

   Ryan Akers, Chairman

   Seth Moon

   Layton Smith

   Chelsea Brawley

   Tony Ogden


Upcoming  Events

  • 2021 CTS Ministry EXPO

    Was held on  April 9&10 at First FWB in Farmington, MO

     - printable list of CTS Finalists

  • 2021 E3 Conference

    Date:  November 6th

    Location: LEBANON 1st

    This will be a ONE day event.

    facebook   Missouri Free Will Baptist Youth Board

2019  Events


    July 21-24 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio

    View/print list of Missouri National CST Finalists

  • 2019 CTS Ministry EXPO

    The 2019 Expo was held April 5-6 at First FWB Church in Mountain Grove.


    If you have any questions contact:

        Ryan Akers at or 636-484-0277.

    “Like” MOFWBYouth on Facebook. We will post updates, news & other information that pertains to the Ministry Expo including hotel arrangements and a rough schedule of the event.  


    Held April 26 – 27, 2019 at Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center in Branson.

    Facebook: MOFWBYouth

GEM  Articles

- 2017 MO CTS Ministry Expo recap and results list CLICK HERE to view.  To download a copy of the group photo CLICK HERE.

- 2017 National CTS Ministry Expo - Missouri Student Results click HERE.