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Leading students to Jesus, Connecting students to each other

Compassion Students

Compassion Student strive to be the place students, age 12-18, want to come. A place where they are connected with other students, connected to a a Small Group Mentor, and most importantly connected to God. We don't take the time we have together lightly. We're reaching the next generation!


We would love to see you and your student join us! For specific times and locations find a Compassion Church near you.

Your First Visit

Here's what to expect when visiting Compassion Students for the first time:

First, look for our Compassion Students VIP banner. That's you! You're a VIP. One of our student leaders will meet you there and get you connected. It won't take long to meet other students before we start large group and then break into small groups. We believe that the most important time during our service is when we break into small groups. Why? You get the opportunity to connect with other students in your grade, grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus through discussion and being connected to a Small Group Mentor.

Meet our Student Director

David Lopez  was born in Los Angeles, and raised in Southern California. The son of a pastor, he fell in love with ministry at a very early age and dreamed of becoming a youth pastor and at the age of 18. That dream came true. David made the move to Compassion Church in 2014, where he began working with the Student and Worship Departments at the Waverly Location. In 2016 he met his beautiful wife Megan at Compassion Waverly, who now serves as the Student Worship Coordinator and also lends her amazing talents to the Worship Team on Sunday morning. As of March of 2018, David serves as the Student Director for the Dickson Location, where he devotes his life to teaching, coaching and developing students and student leaders. David is a father to 2 handsome boys, Judah and Avid, and a beautiful daughter, Aubri. He is a passionate sports enthusiast(go Dodgers!), musician, cook, artist, adventurer and jack of all trades. 

“I’m ready to face any challenge that might be foolish enough to face me.” -Dwight Schrute

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