Leading students to know Him and live our their faith.

H2O is the Youth Ministry of Glad Tidings Church with a focus on reaching out to young people in our community in Middle and High School.

We believe that

-all people matter to God and to us

-everyone deserves a 2nd chance

-our faith is meant to be lived out

-life is #bettertogether

-things are just better when you have fun

The #bestnightoftheweek for us is hands down, Wednesday Night! This is when our students and leaders gather at our H2O facility. We hang out, eat, play games, connect to God through song led by our powerful Worship Team, and finish off being challenged by timely messages from the Bible. Doors open at 6:30pm. Service starts at 7:15pm.

One of our favorite responses we have gotten from a student after their first visit was

"I never knew church could be like this!"


Rylan Jones

Youth Pastor

I married the love of my life, Ashley, in 2012. Along with our goldendoodle Paisley, we moved to Carteret County back in February of 2016 for the opportunity to lead H2O and influence young people for Jesus. My heart is to add value to others, and see them achieve their goals. There is no greater value you can give someone than Jesus!

We felt a longing to became foster parents a few years ago and our lives were completely changed when we said YES to a long term placement. We officially adopted our son, Brantley, in 2020 (on my birthday!) I love being a dad.

There is an amazing team of leaders at H2O with a heart to reach our young people for Jesus, whatever it takes. We have amazing partnerships with area schools and organizations and can not wait for what is to come. One of my greatest joys in life, is that I get to be the youth pastor at Glad Tidings Church.