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Then he said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.  Mark 16:15

Welcome to Miracle Friends, our Special Needs Ministry at Faith! We understand that it can be difficult to find a place where special needs families feel safe and welcomed. Here, we want to make sure that:

  • your special needs child feels loved and valued, and that we help them understand the message of God’s unconditional love
  • we provide an opportunity for families of those with special needs to Worship, attend a Faith Group, and serve within the Church body

We will pair your Miracle with a one-on-one buddy on Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:30, or 11:00am so you may attend worship and/or a Faith Group at one of those times. You know your child best, so we will work with you to find the ideal class for them. We also have buddies available for Wednesday night Awana (K-5th) and Discipleship Classes from 6:30-8:00pm.

Please fill out the short form below and help us know your precious Miracle better.  You will be contacted soon and meet your buddy match!

Child Sign Up FORM

To sign up for ‘buddy’ training, click HERE.


Meet the staff:

 Aimee McIlroy:  Special Needs Ministry Director

Aimee graduated from NC State with a degree in Social Work. She has been married to her husband, Shawn, since 2001. They have three children, including a son with complex medical needs. As the parent of a special needs child, Aimee understands the challenges that parents battle and the isolation they often face. Her desire is to ensure that children of all abilities and their parents have access to the gospel and can worship in a safe, loving, and welcoming environment.  Contact Aimee at


Amy Clatfelter:  Special Needs Ministry Assistant/Volunteer Trainer

Amy has been a member of FBC for 4 years and has lived in Youngsville since 2003.  She has worked with children with special needs and their families for over 15 years as a Special Education Teacher, Case Manager, and more recently as a Pediatric Registered Nurse.
Scripture teaches that we, as the body of Christ, are to bear one another’s burdens in the name of Christ.  The Lord has given her a passion for families who are navigating ongoing trials with their children who have complex needs.   Her desire is to come alongside these families so that each member of the family unit can have the opportunity to connect with the body of Christ and grow in relationship with Jesus.