The Young People’s Division includes:

  • Youth Department
  • Teenage Ministry
  • Young Adults (18-26)


The YPD provides meaningful youth training programs in all areas of church life, which will provide for full participation in the total mission of the church. The group provides educational programs designed to increase knowledge of the AMEC history and scriptures.

We believe very strongly that the youth are the church of tomorrow.  Because of this we place great emphasis on development of social skills for the youth of First AME.  A minimum of two church sponsored youth activities are scheduled each month.  These activities are designed to provide the opportunity for the youth to develop their social skills by interacting with their peers.  In addition, the youth are encouraged to participate in the worship service every Fourth Sunday.  This affords them the opportunity to develop and increase Christian Leadership and self confidence by speaking in front of large groups.

YPD is led by Zakiya Watson