Greek Orthodox Youth Association


The mission and goal of GOYA ministry is to lead our young people into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the living Church, our young people will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation.


The Greek Orthodox Youth of America, or GOYA, is the ministry to teenagers of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Since GOYA is ministry, the orientation and implementation of the program should reflect the Orthodox Christian Faith, Tradition and Life.




Vacation Bible School

St. John is having a joint VBS program with St. Demetrios. This year it's hosted by St. John.All children ages 4 to adult are invited to attend. There will be a lesson each day with a corresponding craft within a theme for the week. Typically, Friday is a fun play day with various games. If you would like to volunteer your time in helping with this program, please call Khanh Moutafis at (817) 741-4324.

  • When: June 8 - 12
  • Where: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Cost: Snack donations
  • RSVP: (817)741-4324
  • Download VBS Registration Form

GOYA Got Jesus? Lockin

Children ages 12-17 are invited to attend. We'll serve a meal for the Presbyterian Night Shelter (PNS), have dinner and fun, have a retreat with Father Vasile, and some fellowship. For adults older than 18, you will need to complete a background check before serving at the shelter. This needs to be complete at least two weeks prior to service date. Below are links to these forms.

Homeless shelter dinner

We'd also like to help serve dinner at a homeless shelter this year. A date will be determined later.