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Welcome University Students!

The season of life college students find themselves in is confusing, high speed, and formative. While staying on top of classes, work, and friendships, students are also often trying to wrestle with various existential realities: what do I stand for? What do I care about? Where do I find meaning? What is truth? Do I have true intimacy, or do I long for more? What brings me the most peace and pleasure? What do I find beautiful? How does all this relate to life, love, happiness, career concerns, etc?

Where in the world does God fit in? Does He fit in? Or should He simply “fit in”?

At FPC, by means of a discipleship-based culture grounded in the love of Christ, we want to walk with you through the ups and downs of life. Our end goals are to bring glory to God, and to help people find the treasure we have found in Christ. We believe that through Christ alone salvation is attained, and abundant life is discovered.

Whether you’re a student that’s here in San Antonio, or you grew up at FPC and attend school somewhere else, or are a 18-22 or so year old member of the workforce/military, we want to help you grow in your walk with the Lord.

Text @oldadobecm to 81010 to join our Remind 101! Feel free to contact Ben Henderson, benh@fpcsat.org, at any time with questions. We look forward to talking to you soon!

Ben Henderson : Director of University Ministries

Ben Henderson

Director of University Ministries

Raised at First Presbyterian Church from the age of 6, Ben always admired Jesus, but ended up making a decision for unyielding devotion and faithful surrender to Christ during his freshman year of college at Texas A&M University. During college, Ben became deeply enamored with the individual study of scripture, and learned the meaning of community through the Brothers Under Christ fraternity, the meaning of serving in a ministry context through Impact ministries, and eventually, living incarnationally and mission-minded in a non-Christian environment through the Corps of Cadets. While remaining steadfast and diligent to his studies, Ben noticed that he had little interest in class/homework, and simply wanted to spend his time mentoring younger cadets, sharing the gospel, leading bible studies, and diving into scripture. While never intending to go into full-time ministry, this heart posture made the transition into vocational ministry glorious, enjoyable, and natural. Ben’s heart is full right now. He finds leading college students towards Christ to be addicting, exhilarating, and supremely important. He is currently honing his craft by pursuing an MDiv at Covenant Theological Seminary. Ben also enjoys nature, horses, playing bluegrass music, reading, pickle-ball, and making memes. Praise King Jesus.

Email: benh@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-226-0215 x293

University Regular Schedule

The Well

Starting Again in Fall 2024!
An exciting collaboration between First Pres and Trinity YL! Every Tuesday evening at 8:30 PM, come out to Trinity Campus for food, games, fellowship, worship, and a gospel message! Contact Benh@fpcsat.org for further details as the location can change from week to week!

University Gospel Community Groups

FPC has several gospel community groups for college-aged people meeting at various times, locations, and dates. Reach out to Ben Henderson, benh@fpcsat.org, if you’re interested!


Finals Cramma Jamma

Monday, May 6 | FPC Student Center

FPC Student Center is open for extended hours for those needing a place to study. Stay tuned for dates and times as Finals Week approaches. Contact Ben for more details. benh@fpcsat.org

Young Adults / University Calendar

YAC LEAD / University Interns

Please be in prayer for these young men and women who have been transformed by the gospel so much so that they can’t help but share it with others! Please intercede for them for courage, continued faith, joy, protection, and fruitful ministry! Take some time to get to know them a little bit by reading these blurbs, or by stopping and giving them some warm encouragement on a Sunday morning!

YAC LAUNCH Intern Leader

Name: Benson Meadows

From: San Antonio, TX

Fun Fact: On any given Saturday, I am either golfing, duck hunting, or watching Aggie Football.

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3: 5-6

How I want to grow as a leader: As I pursue a career in medicine, I am eager to learn how I can be an effective leader as a physician. I want to identify the gifts God has equipped me with and learn how to utilize them in leadership roles. I also want to better understand the practice of servant leadership which Jesus describes in Mark 10:45. Finally, through mentorships, I hope to learn how to faithfully lead in the church and my community.

YAC LEAD / University Interns

Name: Gabby Adair

Hometown: Houston, TX

Fun Fact: I lived in Kyrgyzstan

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 5:8

Favorite Bible Character: Paul


Name: Jordan Arce

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA

Fun Fact: A video of 8-year-old me playing softball has 5.1 million views

Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:8

Favorite Bible Character: Moses


Name: Angela Baltzel

Hometown: Antioch, CA

Fun Fact: I had open heart surgery at 9 months old

Favorite Bible Verse: John 13:7

Favorite Bible Character: John


Name: Noah Cunningham

Hometown: Houston, TX

Fun Fact: I lived in China for 13 years

Favorite Bible Verses: Romans 8:35-39

Favorite Bible Character: Gideon


Name: Michael Kerr

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Fun Fact: I can move my ears

Favorite Bible Verse: Mark 10:43

Favorite Bible Character: Jacob


Name: Syese Jackson

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Fun Fact: I flew off my bike one time in front of all of my neighbors

Favorite Bible Verses: Matthew 6:33 & Daniel 3:18

Favorite Bible Characters: Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego


Name: Jaden Powell

Hometown: Denton, TX

Fun Fact: I play football for Trinity University

Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:31

Favorite Bible Character: Job


College Scholarships

College Scholarships for 2024-2025
Applications Due by March 1, 2024

Are you headed to or continuing college for the 2024-2025 school year? A resident of Texas? In need of financial assistance? Then you may qualify for a Campbell, Jones, or Holland scholarship. The deadline to apply will be in March 1, 2024. The guidelines for eligibility and the required document submission are noted on the Scholarship form. Please contact Marianne Ryan at marianner@fpcsat.org with questions or for more information.

2024-2025 Ida V. Holland Scholarship Application

2024-2025 Gust Jones and Robert Campbell Scholarship Application