Mike and Judy Batisse have been leading Flashpoint since 2003. Mike is a fisherman at heart and enjoys telling the stories. Judy is the author of many new sayings unknowingly! As the Flashpoint youth can attest to, Mike and Judy have had the privilege and pleasure to serve alongside a wonderful team of youth leaders, in Joel Watts, Scott Moggach, Jon Watts, Michael Bodkin, Hazen Dart and Heather Amting as well as many others over the years. Flashpoint’s success in ministry is directly connected to their love for God and the love they have for the youth they minister to.
My name is Joel Watts. I love helping out with Flashpoint with games and encouraging worship with God. While I'm not at Flashpoint I'm working at the City of Kawartha Lakes, and outside of work I'm exploring the world with friends and family. One thing that's unique about me is that two of my favorite places in the world are airports and grocery stores!!!
Mike enjoys working with young people and hopes to show them the profound difference Christ makes in all areas of life. Mike also enjoys the study of scripture and theology. In Mike’s spare time you’ll catch him either playing board games, tinkering with some new tech system or taking care of his family. Mike works as a financial planner in Lindsay and holds both a bachelor and master’s degree in business administration. Mike’s previous careers included working at BlackBerry and teaching business and statistics part-time at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.
My name is Heather Amting. I greatly enjoy helping Flashpoint with games and helping the worship team explore their talents. Currently I am a college student and enjoy learning about all sorts of things. When I'm not finishing assignments or working, I create memories with family and friends. I thoroughly enjoy Disney Movies and I often beatbox when going around doing daily tasks.
"Do not say that you are too young, but go to the people I send you to, and tell them everything I command you to say. Do not be afraid of them, for I will be with you to protect you. I, the Lord, have spoken!”
We are a group of young people chasing after the heart of God. We are friends joining friends in a healthy and safe atmosphere, where all are challenged to engage and honour the presence of God. We believe that His presence awakens the reality of His love, revealing our worth in the eyes of the Father and provoking us to reflect the heart of God to all those we encounter.
Here is a little information about Flashpoint Youth Services.
We meet every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm at Bethel Church.
Young People - Yes we are a youth group. In fact, our ministry is geared for students from grades 7-12 (or in that age range, meaning that even if you're not in school, we would still love to meet you).
Every 3RD Friday of the month, we meet for a sports themed activity night at Heritage Christian School.
Let no one despise or think less of you because of your youth, but be an example (pattern) for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.