First Dallas Students encourages teens to be Christ-followers, worshippers, and lovers of God’s Word. Through biblical, practical teaching, and creative series topics, we help students grow, equip them with the truth, and give them opportunities to share it. Our goal in First Dallas Students is to know God and make Him known!
Sunday School 9:15am | Student Center | HFC Level 4
High School and Junior High students meet in large groups every Sunday morning at 9:15am for worship and a message before breaking out into girls and guys small groups.
Minister to Students
Placing emphasis on making sure teenagers are spiritually equipped for college, Ryan fosters an environment where teenagers want to bring their friends and feel safe sharing their doubts and questions. Ryan is married to his junior-high sweetheart, Julia, and they love and adore their three children
Girl's Ministry Associate
Daira Avery Traynor, well known for her abundant joy, is the Girl’s Minister at First Baptist Dallas. She is passionate about helping the next generation of seventh through twelfth-grade girls discover their true identity in Christ. Daira graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, receiving a degree in Commercial Music. Daira is a proud Texan who resides with her amazingly funny husband, Sean Traynor, and their dog, Boots.
Associate Minister of Students
PJ is from Memphis, Tennessee, where he grew up and served at Bellevue Baptist Church and worked for Go Tell Student Camps. PJ earned his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has already begun his work on the PhD program. PJ just married his wife, Sara, in April 2022!
Associate Student Minister of Worship
Davin is passionate about leading students in responding to God’s grace. He is married to Brooke who is originally from the Bahamas and together they have twin boys.