Patty has been serving as Children's Director since Fall, 2020 and loves engaging families and helping them grow in their faith. Patty has way more energy than anyone any of us know (probably more than anyone y'all know as well) and loves to worship! She is the mom of four college age kids (Aidan, O'Bryan, Delaney, and Katie) who are amazing! She heads up our special needs ministry "The Mighty" and is a Specialist in that field.
Patrick and Missy Appert lead 412 Youth at APC @West Jackson! They are a bit crazy, a lot of fun and carry a serious "Jesus Loves You" message to our 7th-12th Graders. We seriously have a lot of fun BUT we have a strong focus on Scripture - particularly these two passages:
1 Timothy 4:12 "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."
Micah 6:8 " He has shown you, O mortal, what is good And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."
Youth are not just the future leaders of the Church, they are present leaders and you will find 412 Youth involved in multiple elements of our Sunday morning worship time!
Growing up in a musical family, combined with the British invasion of the Beatles, doomed Mike to a lifelong passion for music. He played in several garage bands before becoming a "professional" musician from 1975 to 1992. During this time Mike did session work but primarily played in local bands for a living, most notably “Spade”, “Blind Date” and “The Ron Kimble Band.” The musical highlight of his professional musical career was playing guitar for “BJ Thomas” between 1985-1990.
Mike has been the Praise Band leader at Arbor Pointe for the past 8 years after serving in similar capacity at The Spring UMC in Flowery Branch.