Volunteer Spotlight: Pierce Roybal
Pierce has been apart of Heritage for about two years. He joined a Communtiy Group, got baptized, and has been growing ever since. Now he’s a pillar of our church, volunteering in multiple ministries and demonstrating faithful and reliable servant leadership. He serves in the youth ministry, where he is so beloved that the students threw him a Pierce Appreciation Party, now helps lead his Community Group, and plays bass on the worship team. But it’s not just leadership roles, as Pierce is always ready to lend a helping hand anywhere he can, from setting up events to proof reading church communications.
Hear from Pierce on his experience in some of the areas he serves!
Serving in so many different areas is pretty neat because I get to meet so many people, and now whenever I turn a corner at the church, there’s always someone with a smile on their face saying “Hey Pierce!” Also, serving in any type of leadership capacity is bound to grow you spiritually. I’ve had to dive deeper into scripture than I normally would have to prepare lessons, being there for someone and supporting them when they’re going through something I’ve never been through, it all contributes to my own spiritual growth.
I grew up going to church, but it wasn’t until I started going to a small group that I decided to take my faith seriously. The tight-knit community, intentional accountability, and seeing such passion for the Lord really changed my life. Being able to foster such an environment and help others experience God in such a life changing way is an absolute privilege.
A TESTIMONY FROM YOUTH
We’re trying to build up a prophetic culture in the youth group, so we’ve had various exercises where we’ll all pray over each other. One of the youngest students prayed over me once and spoke so directly into something that I was going through at the time, and hadn’t shared with anyone, that it just blew my mind. It is still a word that I think about every now and then to remind myself of how good and faithful God is.
These students are at a point in their life where they’re trying to figure out who they are and where they fit into the world. If we can show them who they are in Christ, then that sets them up for such great success down the road. Some of them are already such spiritual powerhouses, I can only imagine what they’re going to grow into.
Music has always been such a huge part of my life. I’ve had some pretty awesome experiences with the Lord while listening to music (worship/non-worship, live and recorded) and having the opportunity to help others experience Him in a similar way is huge. Plus it’s a ton of fun!
It’s extremely rewarding to serve the church. You get to make friends you might not have otherwise, you get to encounter the Lord in ways you possibly haven’t before, and you get to be a blessing to other people, which I think is the best part.