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Welcome to the Student pages! If your life is dictated by extra-curricular activities and exam schedules, and “summer break” are some of your favorite words, you’ve reached the right place. Here at FPC, we know that the Lord isn’t just preparing you to make an impact later. He has something great planned for you now, and our Associates for Youth Ministry, Emily Yergler, and Associate for University Ministries, Alex Solorio, are excited to help you find that out. We look forward to talking to you soon!


Derek Gordon : Director of Youth Ministries

Derek Gordon

Director of Youth Ministries

Derek comes to FPC from Fort Worth, and has served in youth ministries in Fort Worth, Dallas and South Texas. He also worked in the public school system for six years serving students with special needs, and graduated from Dallas Baptist University in May 2013 with a Bachelors in Christian Ministries. Derek and his wife Ashley met during college and married in June of 2014. They have one son Holt, who is 18 months old. Derek loves to spend his free time playing guitar and reading. He also enjoys playing basketball, working out, and doing anything active. He considers himself to be a huge college football fan and spends every Saturday during the fall watching TCU football. Derek is very excited to be joining the team at FPC and cannot wait to begin building relationships with the members of the First Pres family.

Email: derekg@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2794
Emily Yergler : Youth Ministry Associate

Emily Yergler

Youth Ministry Associate

Email: emilyy@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2791
Alex Solorio : Director of University Ministries

Alex Solorio

Director of University Ministries

Alex Solorio was born and raised in Houston Texas. He attended Houston Baptist University where he was involved in many organizations including, The HBU Reteam, Residents Life and the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Alex is a Houston fan to the core but doesn't mind cheering for the Spurs, just don't ask him about Dallas teams. Alex’s hobbies include any outdoor sport, finding good new eats, and watching movies. Houston is where the family is; his Mother and Father are leaders of their respective church. He has an older sister who lives in Thailand, as a missionary, with her husband, and a younger brother that attends Houston Baptist University as a Christianity major. Alex has a Masters in Theological Studies and has been in College ministry for more 3 years. He is set on his passion for college students/young adults and their relationships with Jesus.

"I was saved to live and now I live to serve."

Email: alexs@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2793
Michelle Chong : Admin. Assistant for Family Ministry

Michelle Chong

Admin. Assistant for Family Ministry

Email: michellel@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2721

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