Student Ministry


Summer Camp 2021.

We are so excited to go back to Shepherd of the Ozarks (SOTO) for camp this summer! We will be at SOTO from June 8-12, and the cost is $280. Call the student office or email us for more information, and check here for updates! Linked below is SOTO's website.

Discipleship Opportunity.

Discipleship is such a key aspect of our faith and our ministry. Currently, we have about 25 middle and high school students that are going through discipleship right now, but we want to invite students that are wanting to take that next step in their walk with the Lord to join us! On February 14 and 21, we will be meeting in the Fusion center from 6:30-7:30pm, and would love for your student to join us and check it out!


Turning Point 2021 Recap

TPW 2021 Final Recap from Cross Bright on Vimeo.

Meet The Team


Bryan Bixler

Student Pastor at FBC Texarkana for 4 years. Married to Kelly with 3 kids, Maddy, KT, and Ryeleigh. Graduate of the University of Arkansas Class of 1832, and New Orleans Baptist Seminary. Loves long walks on the beach, star gazing, and writing poetry.


Amanda Cotten

Amanda is a Student Ministry Associate at FBC Texarkana for 2 years now. Amanda has a love for the Oklahoma State Cowboys as well as the Baylor Bears, Celine Dion, and the Olympics. Amanda is a black belt in Jiu Jitsu and has sparred with celebrities like Jackie Chan and Cuba Gooding Jr.


Cross Bright

Cross is a Student Ministry Associate at FBC Texarkana for 2 years now. A 2019 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, Cross played basketball while studying Biomedical Sciences. Cross has hobbies such as freestyle rapping, making soap, and rewatching Gods NOT Dead 2.


All throughout the year, we will be doing various activities with students that we will need YOUR permission to do! Things like Turning Point, Camp, Mission Trips, etc. cannot be done without these forms. Once this form is filled out for your child, it will cover the entirety of this year! Feel free to click the link below to download our Medical Release Form PDF to fill out and turn in to us!