Women's basketball team winning 1st place at the 2019 Winter Youth Rally

Middle & High School Youth (GOYA)

The purpose of GOYA is to develop the Orthodox Christian faith, friendship, and way of life among parish youth by engaging them in fun and meaningful experiences.

Join us Wednesdays @ 7pm in the Lighthouse!

What we’re about @ GOYA

Learning about Faith

We help young people understand the Orthodox faith and apply it to modern-day life by having open dialogues about the challenges we face in a judgement-free environment

Helping others

Philanthropy is a big part of who we are. GOYA focuses on places where we can make a big impact, such as running food drives and helping stock our Parish’s food pantry

Getting active

From participating in the annual Winter Youth Rally – a basketball, volleyball, and Bible Bowl tournament – to pickup games and escape rooms, we’re constantly moving and having fun

Building community

GOYA connects the youth of our Church and other Orthodox churches throughout the US with routine social events, summer camps, and more, and is a great place to make friends that share your values


When does GOYA typically meet?

7pm on Wednesdays in the Lighthouse.

Who can join GOYA?

All middle and high school-aged are welcome to join! We also welcome young adults that want to serve as advisors.

Where is the Lighthouse?

The Lighthouse is located in the old Church office, in a 2-story brick house next to the sanctuary building (left of it if you’re standing on Trickum Road).


GOYA doesn’t stop with our Church – we attend regional and nationwide events to enjoy fun, fellowship, and competition with fellow GOYAns across the country!

St. Stephen’s Camp

St. Stephen’s Summer Camp is run by the Metropolis of Atlanta and offers a one-week “spiritual recharge” for 7th-12th graders

Women's basketball team winning 1st place at the 2019 Winter Youth Rally

Winter Youth Rally

Every December, we attend Winter Youth Rally – the Metropolis of Atlanta’s basketball, volleyball, and Bible Bowl championship

Oratorical Festival

The St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival gives GOYA members a chance to practice public speaking and writing about our Faith

We’d love to see you

We’re in the Lighthouse most Wednesdays starting @ 7pm. If you have any questions, please reach out – we’re always excited to see new faces!