Lauren Dawson Earlenbaugh, Youth and Children's Pastor
I grew up as a Pastor's kid in Maryland and Northern Virginia with the blessing of knowing Jesus from a very young age. I was called to ministry for the first time at Potomac Ministry Network's children's camp when I was 8 years old, and though the Lord had to call me multiples times at kids camps, youth camps, Wednesday night youth, Sundays, and individual prayer times, I finally let go of my own carefully crafted plan for my life to follow His even better plan. 

God's call took me to Evangel University in Springfield. Missouri where I met my tall and wonderful husband, Jack. I am so thankful for the perfect companion to my life of ministry. After college, I jumped right into youth pastoring at North Point Church in Springfield as the Springfield Campus Middle School Youth Pastor. North Point is also where I had my first exposure to being a part of the kids ministry team. Alongside that job, I was entrusted with the Middle School After School Program at the church's Dream Center. It was there I grew passion for seeing the unseen, compassion for helping the down trodded, and an ever present awareness that children and teenagers are in the most desperate need of feeling loved. My main mission.

God's perfect plan sent me next to the National Youth Ministries department at the Assembly of God National Office. He knew I needed to learn. I was so blessed to work with amazing leaders, aid in curriculum writing, and steward the National Bible Quiz competition. However, after 2 years, I knew it was time to be working directly with students again so up we moved to a precious church in Middletown, Connecticut where I served as the Youth and Children's Pastor.

I am now so thankful to have been led back to my hometown and my home church to continue serving Youth and Children at Faith Fellowship in Alexandria. My goal is to partner with parents to enable kids and youth to know God's love and serve him all their life. At every part of God's plan for me, I get to have my dream job. He is so good and faithful to me!