Teen Spotlights

Teen Spotlight: Terryn Abner

stats: 16, Sophomore at Evangel Christian Academy

notable: Christian Character Award Winner, Honor Roll Student, Lady Lions Basketball Team Manager

quotable: “Never forget the power you have to change the world. Together we have so much power.”

her story: Making YouTube videos is Terryn’s passion. She shared, “In April 2017, I was watching a YouTuber named Markiplier and he said this: With all my heart, I believe that you can do good in this world. Never forget the power that you have to change the world. That day I decided I could do something to help people, whether it be one or millions. I pulled out my phone and made my first video— that one video is now close to one hundred videos. I’d like to become successful enough on YouTube so that I can give back to charity and leave the world better than it was when I came into it.” When she’s not busy filming, Terryn manages Evangel Christian Academy’s Lady Lions basketball team and maintains her place on the academic honor roll.

what’s next: Aside from becoming a vlogging and gaming YouTuber, Terryn wants to go into youth ministry. She explained, “I became interested in youth ministry when I was 14. I went on a trip called Mission Montgomery with my church. I had been through a low point in my life, and my youth pastor invited me on this trip. We were asked if anyone felt that God was calling them to ministry, and I felt it. I’ve had several opportunities to serve and minister since then, and I’m excited to see where God wants to take me.”

PG (parental guidance) rating: “The person that has inspired the most is my mother. She has always been there for me, and she encourages me to follow my dreams.”

parents’ perspective: Barbara is proud of Terryn’s confidence in God. She explained, “Terryn shows confidence in God by being willing to pray in front of large groups at school and sporting events.”

parent-to-parent: “Be open-minded, and allow them to explore their dreams and try new things.

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