In July 2012, at the request of Pastor Leverette and with the approval of Pastor Maceo Woods; Minister Cedric Nunley was appointed as Lead Director for the Youth Choir. The youth choir was renamed the Youth and Young Adult Choir and began singing on the local level. Shortly thereafter, Minister Isaac Williams joined the music department as Minister of Music. God has blessed this anointed duo to write, compose, teach and record with Youth & Young Adult Choir. The Youth & Young Adult Choir perform regularly at the KIrk Franklin Sunday Gospel Brunch at the Chicago House of Blues. The choir also performs regularly at concerts, national conventions, fund raisers and special events.
GHOP Youth & Young Adults range in age from 11 to 27 years old. These young people are actively engaged in every aspect of the ministry from Ministers in training, Junior Deacons, acolytes, choir members, soloists, café staff, guest services representatives, marketing, sales, Sunday School teachers, drummers, sound technicians, announcers, conference/retreat planners and more.
They represent 5 generations of members within the ministry. Our youth are dedicated and committed to God, education, career goals, their families and living successfully. The road to success for many of them includes sports, volunteer service, part-time jobs, college courses, graduate school, and the importance of being good role models.
The Youth Ministry is coordinated and managed by Pastor Leverette and Minister Pamela Dixon. The parents and other adults throughout the church support the youth department with finance, transportation, community sponsors and corporate partnerships.
The youth are constant reminders that we have to stay relevant in a world that is constantly changing. Our expectation is they will learn from us. Ironically, we find ourselves growing because they are so computer savvy , creative and eager to explore the world around them. They keep us focused and determined to create a legacy that will last another five generations.
*Not all youth are shown in the photo above