Fortress and Remedy Student Ministries exist to bring youth to genuine, real encounters with God, to deepen relationships with Him, and to reflect Him to the world. Students in High School are invited to join us Sunday nights for Fortress. Students in Middle School are invited to join us Wednesday nights for Remedy. Enjoy the café and have fun in the youth game room, live worship band, teaching & small groups.  We also have fun monthly activities, outreaches, special services and mission trips. Fortress is  led by our  youth pastors, Nathan and Merinda Wicker.

We meet in the Upper Room on SUNDAYS from 6 PM to 8 PM at FOB.

We meet upstairs in rooms 6 & 7 on WEDNESDAYS from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at FOB.

Want to do more than the average teen? Connect with Fortress, soon you’ll find yourself in places you’d never thought you’d be. You may be helping children in the village of another country, feeding the homeless in another state, or witnessing on the streets here in Sarasota. We’re looking for youth who want to make their mark! Come join us!

Nathan and Merinda Wicker are a young couple that recently relocated from Columbus, OH. They will have been married for three years this August. They have a beautiful baby daughter, Wren, and a miniature schnauzer, Sophia.

Nathan studied at Valor Christian College and holds his A.A.S in Pastoral Leadership. Merinda studied at The Ohio State University in Fashion Merchandising.

Both Nathan and Merinda are Spirit-filled and desire to see the power of God radically change this next generation. They both have worked together and separately in youth ministry in areas such as youth leadership, worship, small groups, technology, and the arts.

Nathan is passionate about seeing believers unlock their God-given potential to reach those around them with the love and power of Jesus Christ. Merinda is passionate about young women realizing their self-worth and value of their purity.  Both are excited about this new chapter God has called them into!

Weekly Events

Remedy Middle School Wednesdays @ 7 pm

Fortress High School Sundays @ 6 pm