Youth and Young Adults

Service: Every Sunday at 6:30 pm

Youth and Young Adults

The Mission of the International Youth and Young Adult Department is to recruit, develop, and motivate youth and young adults through religious training, fellowship, and resourceful activities to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and to support the public worship of Almighty God in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Scriptures from our Founder and Presiding Prelate, Dr. Joseph White.

Promote Spiritual Growth

By raising the youth and young adults to be integral parts of the CLGI, through the ministry of God’s word, ministry of song, teaching of CLGI doctrine and the basic tenants of holiness and sanctified living. Also to encourage unity in worship by traveling to various churches throughout the CLGI to impart spiritual knowledge and understanding of the Word of God and help them to apply it to their lives on a daily basis.

Promote Academic Excellence

Through monetary donations and seed grants for their outstanding academic achievement while living a holy life. And also through monitoring and mentoring for improved academic achievements and excellence in scholarship.

The International Youth and Young Adult Department (IYYAD) is comprised of all children, youth and young adults’ ages 0-30. As each new child is born in The Church of the Living God (CLGI) they are automatically a part of this dynamic department! There is no membership fee or enrollment necessary! We have an important role in the church and part of our goal is to help develop and establish our future church leaders.

We promote spiritual excellence through living a holy and consecrated life unto the Lord through the Holy Spirit. We believe that a young person can be called of God and do great things for the Lord at a young age and as a result we have many pastors, elders and leaders in CLGI under the age of 30. We also promote academic excellence and encourage our young people to follow the biblical example of Daniel and strive to be “Ten Times Better” in all of their secular pursuits!

Former Testimony

I was born and raised in a small town in Michigan. I am the oldest of four sisters and one brother and I knew that I needed to be the best example that I could be. So in an effort to do just that, I joined the Air Force directly after high school eager to travel the world, begin a career as a linguist, and escape the small town life. I learned many things through the Air Force to include Korean and Somali, but the most important thing that I learned was that the Lord had a greater plan for my life. The best part of my career came when I met my husband Deacon Eddie Garcia while stationed in Maryland.


In early 2013, Deacon Eddie Garcia introduced me to Church of the Living God International. It was then that knew I had found the man that I would marry, but I had found something much more in a church that taught the true Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We joined Baltimore Worship Center together in February 2013 and were married one month later. I received the baptism of the Holy Ghost not too long after and we have been running for the Lord ever since!


In June 2013, I was appointed as the Local Youth and Young Adult Director for Baltimore Worship Center. I count it as a blessing, honor, and privilege to be a part of this department. I look forward to what the Lord has for his young people. Please remember that the Lord has not set an age requirement on being saved and working in the ministry.



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