About

What is University of Next Level

UNL is a nine-month program where young adults learn to build a solid Biblical foundation while learning what it takes to be the leaders God made them to be. Students will experience a balanced mix of classroom academics and hands-on ministry training to help them develop, enhance, and ultimately unleash their unique gifts in order to lead in the local church and in every area of life!

Faculty

Ed Young

Ed Young is a no-holds-barred pastor, leader and communicator who uniquely connects God’s unchanging truth with a diverse culture through compelling and creative teaching methods.

Known for his candor when talking about leadership, Ed provides resources for church leaders through CreativePastors.com, the C3 Conferences, and C3 Global. And as a New York Times best-selling author, Ed’s most powerful books include Fifty Shades of They, Sexperiment, In the Zone and The Creative Leader.

Tracy Barnes

Tracy is the Dean of the University of Next Level. He has served on staff at Fellowship Church for 16 years. Previously he senior pastored in the Northeast for 18 years. His formal education comes from Texas A&M University where he received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a Masters of Divinity.

Derric Bonnot

Derric is the Global Leader of Fellowship Creative at Fellowship Church. He has been on staff at Fellowship Church for 15 years. He started out as a volunteer in Fellowship Church’s student movement, The Mix, as a high school student. From then on, Fellowship Church created an environment that developed Derric’s passion for music, experience planning, leading people, and songwriting. He now leads Fellowship Creative, who creates the weekend experiences every weekend, as well as original music that has become an extension of the church. He is the ultimate example of what God can do when someone chooses to use their gifts in the Church, and is now getting the opportunity to help others do the same and discover God’s unique story for their lives.

Derek Donley

Derek is the Global Leader of The Mix and YNG at Fellowship Church. He oversees all aspects of student ministry and young adult ministry across all campuses. Derek has a passion to see people begin a relationship with Jesus, get plugged into the local church, and grow in the their leadership. Derek and his wife Candace have 2 boys and love being a part of what God is doing at Fellowship Church.

Dave Clark

Dave Clark is the Global Media Pastor of Fellowship Church and serves under the leadership of Pastor Ed and Lisa Young. Dave oversees all aspects of production for Fellowship Church, including live production for the weekend experiences across all Fellowship Church locations. He also oversees video production, including elements for the weekend experiences and stories of life change that come out of Fellowship Church.

Dave, his wife Jenn, and 3 kids love being involved at Fellowship Church and are passionate about helping people find a relationship with Jesus. Dave enjoys all things related to technology, live sound, production, media, video, photography and more; and has a heart for getting people connected to the local church through their passions and talents.

Tianne Moon

Tianne Moon has been a member of Fellowship Church since 1991. She joined the staff in 1999 and has led in a variety of areas including spiritual development, assimilation, Flavour and the C3 Conference team. Her passion is to see others come to know Christ and to experience the life-changing grace, freedom and power that He offers. She and her husband, Mike, met at Fellowship Church and are thankful to now be raising their daughter in a church that is committed to reaching the next generation.

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson has been the Children’s Pastor of Fellowship Church since 1993. In that time, he has seen FCKids grow from 150 to over 4,000 children over six campuses. Mike has a passion to reach children with the love of Christ and to teach them how to apply the principles of the Bible to become the leaders that God designed them to be.

In addition to his responsibilities as a Children’s Pastor, Mike is also the executive producer of Elevate resources, ElevateAtChurch.com and LeadershipForKids.tv.