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What are Small Groups?

     Creating small groups, outside of large group gatherings, helps to build discipleship and greater connection with the Body of Christ. Small groups lead to intimate discussion and deeper fellowship, as we get to know one another. As a church gets bigger, you must get small. Meeting in homes is a great way to do that!​

In Acts 2:42-47 it reads . . .

     "They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." - Acts 2:42-47 


These were the practices of the early Christians, the people who had just devoted their lives to Jesus. As a new church they were committed to:

  • Spending time together, devoting themselves the apostles’ teaching in the study of the scriptures.

  • Fellowship, gathering together.

  • Breaking bread together, meeting in each other’s homes to share in communion.

  • Prayer

     We will be meeting in the Youth Room in specific groups that will allow our Youth to grow both in relationship with each other and our Lord Jesus Christ.  Look below to see who will be leading each group. If you would like more information, feel free to connect with us via text or email.

Text: YSG to 859-459-0411

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Middle School


Dawn Vela

     Dawn also serves as our Children's Minister.  She has many years of experience in Children's Ministry and enjoys seeing the gals grow in their faith. She is passionate about sharing the gospel with others!  She believes in bringing lessons to them in fun, interactive ways to keep them eager to learn more. 

​     Originally from New Orleans, LA, Dawn moved here with her family in 2014.  She has been married to Robert for over 26 years and has four children; Taylor, Victoria, Ashley and Austin.  Taylor is currently serving in the US Air Force with his wife Sara and their two children Hayden & Jocelyn.  When she is not working with the kids, Dawn loves drawing, painting, camping and especially, spending time with her family.


Middle School


Robert Vela

     Robert began his role as our Youth Minister in August of 2019.  He has served as an Elder in two previous churches, developed and supported Men's Ministries, led adult, student and home Bible studies, and served on several ministry teams along the way.  Robert has a deep desire to see youth own their faith, worship and grow through discipleship.​

     Originally from New Orleans, LA, Robert and his family found their way to Kentucky in May of 2014.  He has been married to his wife, Dawn, for over 26 years and has four children; Taylor, Victoria, Ashley and Austin.  Taylor is currently serving in the US Air Force with his wife Sara and their two children Hayden & Jocelyn.  When he is not working with the youth, Robert enjoys playing drums and bass guitar, cooking and camping with his family.

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David Curd

     David has been a Deacon and youth sponsor for several years. He currently serves as one of our church Elders. David and his family started attending and serving ICCC in 2004. He is a native of Corbin, KY. He moved to Cynthiana when he met the love of his life Heather Eden Curd who is a native of Cynthiana. They have three amazing children: Sam (15), Ben (14) and Emma (9). Hobbies include camping, Boy Scouts, hunting, traveling and anything else outdoors.

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High School


Natasha Neely

     Natasha and her husband Brian recently moved to Cynthiana from Newark, Ohio. They’ve been married for 9 years and have 3 children; Jak age 16 who lives in Ohio with him mom, Victoria age 9, and Eli age 7.

     She has helped serve at Storyside Church in Mansfield, Ohio for 9 years. Serving in the nursery, W.O.W. (Worship Our Way adult class for special needs) and hosted/ran small groups for step-moms. She also served at Lifechange Church in Newark for over a year before moving here. There she served at the connect center, café, and did scheduling in the nursery/kids area.

     She really feels called to Indian Creek and the youth here. God has changed and grown her so much in her walk with Him over the years. The world today, more than ever, is making it so difficult to follow Him. She feels we have an opportunity  with the youth to grow and build their confidence in their walk with the Lord. She really wants to be a light and positive leader to speak truth in their lives.

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High School


Brian Neely

     Brian and his wife Natasha recently moved to Cynthiana from Newark, Ohio. They’ve been married for 9 years and have 3 children; Jak age 16, Victoria age 9, and Eli age 7.

     Brian is what you would call a "Man's Man"! He hunts, traps, enjoys fishing, and is a mechanic on heavy equipment. He even did bull riding as a way to put himself through school! He someone that our High School guys really enjoy talking with.     Brian felt called to Indian Creek because of the children and youth programs, and the truth style preaching. 

A great mentor for our youth, he shares how God has changed and grown him over the years. He is real with them, and our young men can relate to him. Brian is so good for our guys and always looking for others to pour in to. 

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Jill Williams

Jillian Williams has been a part of Indian Creek Church since she was born. Her faith and relationship with God has grown steadily her whole life. She is married to Justin Williams and has two children, Addison, 14, and Nathan, 7. After having her kids she found a passion with working with the kids in the children's ministry and did so for several years in different capacities. Jill then found that she felt a calling to work with the youth, realizing how many challenges face our youth today. Jill loves the youth like they are her own and wants them to experience their faith in a way that will help them now and follow them through their life.

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