hope of christ in every student

Our Focus

First Priority of North Alabama is one of many First Priority organizations across the country. Serving as a local non-profit in North Alabama, we are focused on serving middle and high school campuses. By uniting churches, and the community, we seek to provide a bridge to area schools. The primary way we connect with schools is through weekly club meetings on campuses, which are student initiated and student led. Click here to read First Priority’s Statement of Faith.

Core Values

A Relationship with Jesus Christ, Reaching Students for Christ, A Christian Influence in our Schools, Empowering Students as Leaders, Unity of Churches in the Community, and Local Church Youth Ministry

Our Distinctions

A Local Church Strategy, Student Led and Initiated at School, Networks of Support, Long Term Plan and Structure, Community Based, and Locally Owned

Our Goal

Our goal is to have an active First Priority club in every middle and high school in Athens City, Huntsville City, Limestone County, Madison City, and Madison County. A total of 48 schools and 35,000 souls waiting to hear the good new of Jesus Christ!

Our Vision

Our Mission: Uniting the local Body of Christ with a Plan of Action to Influence the School with the Gospel. Our Vision: The Hope of Christ in Every Student


H.O.P.E is repeated throughout the year, giving 9 opportunities to share and understand the Gospel. All students are invited and welcome to club meetings, no matter their faith or background. Meetings are a safe, friendly place for students to ask questions, seek community, and find support from a trusted pastor or facilitator.
All students are welcome, no matter their faith or background.

1) Help: Help and empower students by answering questions they may have about the Christian faith 2) Overcome: Provide motivation and inspiration to students so they can overcome their fear and doubts about sharing their faith 3) Prepare: Help students to understand the significance of their own life story and how to share it with others 4) Engage: Equip students to engage their school campus for Christ. This is the last week of the HOPE cycle, and students are encouraged to invite their friends to hear the Gospel message


Our Board of Directors

Casey Jones

Executive Director


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Mark Allen

Board Member

Stephanie Tanner

Board Member


First Priority is the game plan for students in your community to come together and live the game of faith at school everyday. In the First Priority Game, each participant has its specific role, neither is more important than the other, each is significantly important to the function of the other. Students = The Players on the Field Parents = The Fans in the Stand Educators = The Referees in the Game Church Leaders = The Coaches on the Sidelines Community Leaders = The Owners of the Team