College and Career

A Word from our College & Career Director, Ryan Caudill…

When I was a college student at Francis Marion University, God changed the entire direction of my life. As a teenager, He led me to Florence Baptist Temple where I heard the Bible taught and preached on a weekly basis. Before long, I began to read the Bible daily. Wow, what a change took place! As a freshman, I trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and got involved in our college ministry. Now, several years later, the Lord has led my wife and I to back to the College & Career ministry at FBT.


We have a fun and growing group of 18-29 year olds. There is a group for those more in the “College” segment of life (18-23) and one for the “Career” side of things (23-29). Our textbook for life is God’s Word – the Bible. Through the Bible, you can come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and the forgiveness, meaning and purpose that He brings to life. If you want to get real about your relationship with God, this is the place. Here are just some of the activities that we do throughout the year:

  • Weekly Bible Study – every Sunday at 9 am!
  • Cookouts and games
  • Mission Trips  (Peru, Philippines, Mexico, Canada – just to name a few)
  • Service opportunities
  • Opportunity to be part of a great church family!

Join dozens of other young adults this Sunday morning to make real friendships and to be hear a Bible study that impacts life. We meet in room D-202 at 9:00 AM for our group time and then at 10:30 AM for worship. Getting up that early on Sunday morning will be worth it!

Contact Ryan Caudill for more information – or you can checkout our group for yourself on Facebook.

Ministries for College and Career

  • Dealing with anger, fear, and worry? Overcoming pride, depression, and life dominating sins? Looking for guidance through the difficulties in life? The “Self Confrontation” class is a 20-week Bible study that offers hope in the midst of trials and help to change your life.

  • FPU is a 9-week life-changing program that empowers and teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals and God’s plan for your life. You're not too young or too old. Taught by Dave Ramsey, the course includes practical lessons on eliminating debt, building wealth, giving like never before, and much, much more!

  • The Choir is a large group with a warm, accepting, family atmosphere where you can experience inspirational worship as well as encouragement and prayer support. The Choir rehearses Sunday afternoons at 4:15.

    If you play an instrument, there is probably a place for you in our Orchestra. To be a member of the Orchestra one must possess a basic level of proficiency and possess a Godly attitude toward ministry. A basic level of proficiency refers to two years playing experience or current participation in instrumental instruction and being able to play in tune. The Orchestra rehearses Sunday afternoons at 4:15.

  • Our RU program is the fastest growing addictions recovery program in the US. It is the only program with an 85% long-term recovery average. RU is much more than a 12 step program and it works from the inside out. If you allow it to, this program can change your life for the better and free you from a lifetime of addiction, heartache and regret.