New Student Leader!

Shane Hufford

On November 19th, EBC voted to bring Shane Hufford and his family to EBC as our next Student Leader. For those of you who were on the Letcher Co. Mission trip, Shane is certainly a familiar face! As a former student in Pastor BJ’s youth group at Piner Baptist, Shane is a well known entity and no stranger to the NKY area. His bio is included below!

Shane will begin at EBC on January 1st, 2024 in a part-time remote role, working mainly behind the scenes both supporting current youth volunteers and planning for the future.. At the completion of the '23-'24 school year, he and his family will move from West Virginia here, at which time he will join our team in a full-time capacity. We are very excited about who God is bringing to EBC and ask you to be praying for their family and our faith family as we all prepare for this new season at EBC!



Shane Hufford Bio: 

Shane grew up in Union, Kentucky and was called to Christ when he was seven. He was heavily involved in church growing up. As he grew in his faith, he also grew in his love for God’s people and God’s Word. Traveling for mission work as a youth inspired him to minister the gospel near and far. At the age of 15 he went to Malawi on mission and came back broken for the whole world. Growing up in northern Kentucky, he had not seen that level of poverty and hopelessness. He wrote a blank check to God upon returning to the US. 


Since then, Shane has gone on to Morehead State University where he received his B.A. in Strategic Communication with a focus on Leadership. He was heavily involved in BCM, which allowed the opportunity to develop in leadership over missions and discipleship. After graduating in 2014, he came back to northern Kentucky to work for a few years but was called to Southeastern Seminary in 2017. He moved to Wake Forest to pursue a MDiv in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry.


It was at Southeastern Seminary where Shane met his wife, Meredith. They were married in 2018 and Shane moved to Huntington, West Virginia to be with her. Shane has continued his seminary studies online while working in maintenance at Marshall University.


Shane and Meredith received a burden for the thousands of children in the foster care system and knew that God was calling them to make a difference in this area. They bought a house in 2019 and began fostering children in their home. They have sought to make an impact in the lives of children affected by drugs, abuse and neglect. Four children have been adopted so far and they are in the process of adopting two more.


Shane has a passion for discipleship and ministering to youth. He is broken over the lostness he has seen in the foster care system and desires to make generational change in the lives of youth. Shane desires each member of the church to be on mission daily to make an impact for the kingdom. He believes that he is sent to put youth on a path toward daily living out their faith for life.


Verses he lives by: 1 John 3:17, Matthew 28:18-20, Nehemiah 8:10, Jeremiah 29:7, 2 Corinthians 5:13-21, James 1:22, James 1:27.

Job Description



The Student Leader will provide a balanced program for Middle and High School students in fulfilling the mission of the Gospel and in cooperation with the ongoing ministry of the church. The Student Leader is responsible to the Pastors.




  1. Developing, promoting, coordinating, and supervising a ministry balanced and designed for both Middle and High school students.
  2. Fostering a positive culture of Christ-loving, Christ-centering, Christ-following lives fueled by the Holy Spirit’s presence and power.
  3. Providing opportunities for students to learn how to share their faith and coordinate activities and opportunities for outreach.
  4. Regularly scheduling opportunities for community and fellowship.
  5. Seeing that support, teaching, mentoring, counseling, friendship, and leadership opportunities are provided for the students, as well as adult volunteers.
  6. Working to foster good will between students of different schools as well as support the students in their particular school settings and activities.
  7. Overseeing the Sunday morning LifeGroup ministry to youth.
  8. Organizing, attending, and supervising any overnight/camp activities.
  9. Maintaining regular communication with students, parents, and adult and student ministry leadership teams.
  10. Helping to equip parents with resources, communication, education, etc. to better raise up and disciple their students at home.
  11. Working with designated Pastor and Stewardship to develop a yearly budget for student ministry and make proper expenditures related to student areas.
  12. Meeting regularly with a Pastor to discuss ministry of church and youth specifically; and, if possible, attending weekly staff meetings.
  13. Performing other duties which may be assigned by the Personnel Ministry Team and/or the designated Pastor.