Department: middle school

Jason and Kristy Starner

We are the Starners and have worked with youth since 2002.  My wife, Kristy, and I were asked in 2011 to lead the Middle School Youth Group and life has never been the same, in a WONDERFUL way of course!!

We were married in 1993 and have attended Treasure Valley Baptist Church since 1998.  I made a profession of faith as a child but wrestled with assurance until 2005 when Evangelist David Ring preached a message on the 11th Commandant, Thou Shalt Not Belly Ache.  That day, I asked Christ to be my personal savior.  Kristy made a profession of faith at 15 but struggled with her salvation.  It was after a message Dr. Peter Ruckman peached at our 4th of July conference, that she asked Christ to be her personal Savior. 

We count it a privilege to work with the Middle School youth.  These “middle” years can be that of uncertainty in many facets of their school, friend, church and home life.  Our prayer and hope is that during these years, God will become real to them, they will fall in love with His word and they will be steadfast as Christian young people.  We believe this is best done through Bible teaching and preaching, activities with a “serving” emphasis and plenty of fellowship opportunities!!  Our youth is a mission field and we are thankful God has called us to work with this amazing group of young people! 

Kirby and Laurie Barno

Kirby and Laurie were married in August 2001.  Both Kirby and Laurie accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior in November 2002.  Starting in the Fall of 2003, the Barnos taught the Jr. High Sunday School class at the church they were saved at in California and continued in like roles at their new church in Boise after moving to Meridian in 2005.  The Barnos have been faithfully raising their 3 children in the youth ministries at TVBC since they became members in 2008, and have been serving in the Middle School ministry at TVBC since the fall of 2009.