Billy Young serves as the Next Generation Ministries Lead Catalyst for the Florida Baptist Convention. With more than twelve years of experience in student ministry with the local church, he is passionate about seeing students surrender to Jesus’ plan for their lives, partnering with and mentoring next generation ministry leaders, and preaching the Gospel. He holds Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Education from the University of Florida, a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Billy is married to Denise and is blessed to be the father of three daughters. Billy is a fervent fan of the Florida Gators, instilled in him as a backup quarterback of the 1996 National Champion football team. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys punishing himself by participating in triathlons.