Youth Ministry Workers 101

Youth Workers Ministry 101

Audience: ALL Class Description: Yes, youth and young adults are different than older adults. Still, understanding and reaching them as it relates to their spiritual, emotional, and personal growth is key to building a strong(er) relationship with God. This workshop will share essential information about the younger generation and how to reach them. It will also share effective, interactive teaching methods that will have the power to change the course of their lives.

Presenter: Gary Jones, Director, | Minister Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Biography Gary Jones Jr. serves as the Minister of the Eastside Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A second-generation preacher, Gary has been privileged to preach gospel meetings, seminars, and lectures all over the country. A native of Benton Harbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Southwestern Christian College, Gary earned a bachelor’s degree in History/Pre-Law and an MBA in Leadership and Organizational Management, both from Oklahoma Christian University. With over a decade of DEI experience in Christian Higher Ed, Gary also serves as the Director for Institutional Diversity at Oklahoma Christian University. In addition to being a Director for the National Youth Conference, Gary serves on the board of the OKC Black Chamber of Commerce, the Advisory Council for the EMBARK Leadership Curriculum and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Gary and his wife Jillian are the proud parents of three beautiful girls, Bristal Addison, Kaleigh Simone, and Savannah Paige.