The development of our youth is one of the most important initiatives at St. James. The church is dedicated to inspiring intelligent, motivated, strong leaders for tomorrow who know Jesus Christ.
YPD Black Panther Trip
CHOICES After School Program
Youth Talent Night
Prayer for the Youth
Vacation Bible School
CHOICES AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
Coordinator, Rev. Rhonda Hart
This program provides educational, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for inner-city youth. Events include the Alice E. Cash spelling bee, participation in the Aviation Academy and many trips.
JUNIOR USHER BOARD
Coordinator, Bro. William Johnson
The youth division of the Senior Usher Board
SAVING OUR SONS
Life Coach, Bro. Harvey Lambert
A ministry within the YPD that focused on education and mentorship of young men, ages 12-18. S.O.S. accomplishes this through workshops and recreational activities.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Coordinator, Sis. Gloria Pettiford
This wonderful one-week program meets every July and culminates with a BBQ on the last day for all participants.
VESSELS OF PRAISE DANCE MINISTRY
Coordinators, Sis. Shianda Montague and Sis. Tyesha Montague
The Vessels of Praise dance every fourth Sunday
YOUNG PEOPLE'S AND CHILDREN'S DIVISION
President, Sis. Trinity Meads
Directors, Sis. Kyrah McQueen & Sis. Ginae Hart
The YPD, under the leadership of the Women's Missionary Society, provides meaningful youth programs and opportunities for leadership in all areas of the church and the community. The YPD is open to all of those who are 2 to 26 years of age.