Youth Bible Study

About Us

Youth Bible Study

Good News Youth Bible Study is a community group specifically for children in Middle and High School. This is a group where students can establish and foster biblical community among their peer groups in a safe environment.

The pre-teen and teenage years are often such a challenging, exciting, and crucial time in a young Christian’s life. Our primary goal is to partner with you in developing and strengthening your preteen or teenager’s relationship with Christ. It is our joy to do so!

? When and where does the Youth Bible Study meet?

When and where does the Youth Bible Study meet?

We meet on Wednesdays at 6:00 – 8:30pm in the foyer of Good News Church.

? What happens at the Youth Bible Study?

What happens at the Youth Bible Study?

Glad you asked. We first begin youth group with having a time of fellowship, spending time together building friendships. Afterwards, we play a large group game followed by large group teaching. After our large group teaching, we split up into middle and high school small groups for further discussion of the topic and prayer.

? What curriculum are you currently using?

What curriculum are you currently using?

We are currently using the Gospel Project curriculum.

This is a 3-year journey through the Bible. The students will learn that the bible is one big story that tells the story of our Savior, Jesus. The Gospel Project helps students center their lives on the gospel, replacing the desire to be “good” with the empowering transformation that comes only from Jesus Christ. These group Bible studies are designed to get as much gospel into your students’ lives as possible, helping them connect to a gospel-filled support system and equipping them for gospel conversations in their community.

? What if I have a question that isn't listed?

How can you contact us and ask for more information?

You can contact us via telephone at (352) 229-8901, or via email at latara@goodnewsocala.com.

You can also find us on Instagram.


Youth Leaders

Latara Arthur

Latara Arthur

Director of Youth Ministry

Latara joined the youth group in January 2018 and works as Director of Children’s Ministry at Good News Church. She is married to Carnid Arthur and has two children, Jayla and Carlton.

🎉 Fact: She loves traveling, blasting music in her car, and has owned 3 passports from 3 different countires.
Brittany Roberts

Brittany Roberts

Youth Leader

Brittany joined our middle school youth leader team in the fall of 2018 and has been loving engaging our middle schoolers each week. Brittany currently works as the Assistant Administrator at CareTime Elder Care Management. She has miniature pinscher named Jake and a cat named Junior.

🎉 Fact: She loves kayaking and paddle boarding.
Carson DeHart

Carson DeHart

Youth Leader

Carson joined our youth leader team in the fall of 2019 to assist with our middle school boys. He currently works at Red Fern Pet Lodge. He loves going to the movies, loves his dogs, getting outside and being active.

🎉 Fact: Carson has 2 middle names.
Evan Oglesby

Evan Oglesby

Youth Leader

Evan is joining our youth leader team for the first time this spring to assist with our middle school boys. He is married to Tiffany and have 2 sons Isaac and Wade. He currently works as an estate liquidator. He loves traveling, talking about God, learning and is a homebody.

🎉 Fact: Evan's middle name is Storm and he was named after a baseball player.
Jennifer Digiuno

Jennifer Digiuno

Youth Leader

Jennifer joined our youth leader team in the fall of 2018 and has been loving working with our High School group. Jennifer works as an Elementary school teacher at Legacy Elementary School. She has 2 amazing cats named Cuddles and Missy Moonshoes.

🎉 Fact: She loves to travel and relax on the beach with her Eno (hammock) and read.
Terry Kinder

Terry Kinder

Youth Leader

Terry has been a part of our youth group since January 2012. She is married to Aaron Kinder, has one son, Ethan and lots of animal children. She is a social studies teacher at Belleview Middle School.

🎉 Fact: She loves all animals and currently has 6 goats, 4 chickens, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.
Scott Collison

Scott Collison

Youth Leader

Scott joined our youth leader team in the fall of 2019. He is married to Sarah Collison and has 3 children, Chloe, Michael and Maggie. Scott is a Superintendent for DR Horton. He Is also proudly from Michigan.

🎉 Fact: He is a Wolverines fan. Go blue! He loves bow hunting and fishing.
Daniel Gilland

Daniel Gilland

Youth Leader

Daniel is joining our youth leader team for the first time this spring. Daniel is married to Jessica and has 2 children, August and Helena. Daniel moved to Ocala in January 2019 after living in New York for almost 10 years. He works in real estate with his in laws at RE/MAX.

🎉 Fact: His family lived 7 years without owning a car. They went everywhere by subway or feet.
Jeremy and Amanda Richards

Jeremy and Amanda Richards

Youth Leader

Jeremy and Amanda have been serving with our youth leader team since the fall of 2019. They are married with 3 children, Victoria, Joyous, and Alexis. Amanda homeschools her 3 children and Jeremy works in the IT field. They have been at Good News Church for many years and have been very instrumental in teaching various community groups about the motivational spiritual gifts.