International Youth & Young Adult Department

The Church of the Living God International, Inc.

Ministry dedicated for ages up to 35 years old

Staff

Academics

Outreach

Campus Ministry

Conference

Hello, International Youth & Young Adults!

(IYYAD)
Our department aims to help young people grow in their faith and become successful in all areas of their lives. We believe that when we work on improving our minds, hearts, and spirits, we can achieve our goals and positively impact the world.

We are committed to providing you the resources and support you need to grow and develop. Our department offers opportunities for you to connect with other young people, learn and grow together, and make a difference in the world.

We are excited to join you on this journey of growth and development, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Meet the International Youth & Young Adult Staff

Our dynamic staff resides all over the world. Each position is aligned with natural knowledge, skills, and abilities and appointed by the Director.

Dr. Janie Moore

Dr. Janie Moore

Director

Hi there! I’m Dr. Janie Moore, an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University and a member of Chosen Generation, CLGI, in Texas. As the wife of our pastor, Eld. Derrick Moore, and proud mother of Thee Josiah Moore, I am dedicated to serving my family and community.

I earned my Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University and have since been committed to using my knowledge and skills to help others. In fact, I initiated the first CLGI Campus Bible Study at North Carolina A&T State University and then developed the CLGI Campus Ministry Manual as a framework for bible studies nationwide.

My passion lies in guiding young people to develop a strong relationship with Christ and navigate life’s challenges. I believe that by providing a solid foundation of faith, we can equip our youth with the tools they need to thrive in the future. Whether in the classroom or within my community, I am committed to positively impacting the lives of those around me.

Elder Rickey Baker

Elder Rickey Baker

Programs Director

Elder Lindsay Birt

Elder Lindsay Birt

Academic Excellence Director

Hello, I am Elder Lindsay Birt, Ph.D., and I have been a CLGI member for over 15 years. My experience within CLGI includes preaching, teaching, missionary and outreach, evangelism, and operating in the Gifts of the Spirit.

For over nine years, I served as Pastor of Eternal Spirit Worship Center, CLGI (Lombard, IL), and for over 12 years, I have been teaching a local bible study. I am serving as District Missionary Representative for the Great Lakes District in the First Jurisdiction CLGI.

I received my Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering with an emphasis in Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering from Purdue University in 2012. During my time at Purdue, I met Min. Janie Moore, Ph.D., and began attending the CLGI Campus Bible Study. Eventually, I joined The New Jerusalem CLGI in Lafayette, IN, under the leadership of the late Elder Kim Montgomery and Assistant Pastor Jacqueline Terrell, where I was filled with the Holy Spirit.

I completed my B.S. and M.S. at Texas A&M University in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. I also hold certificates in Business Strategy from the University of Virginia and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Business from the University of South Florida. In 2021, I was honored to receive the Rising One Water Leader award from the U.S. Water Alliance.

In addition to my passion for ministry and engineering, I enjoy traveling, playing golf, visiting museums, and making cupcakes. One of my favorite scriptures is Romans 5: 1-5.

I am excited to work with IYYAD to help grow the number of both academically and spiritually successful youth and young adults. Through education and ministry, I believe we can empower the next generation to impact the world positively.

Minister Trey Jones

Minister Trey Jones

Digital Strategy Officer

Hello, I’m Minister Trey Jones, a member of Bloomington Worship Center, CLGI, in Bloomington, IL. As the Great Lakes District Youth Representative under the First Jurisdiction, I am dedicated to serving and empowering the youth within my community.

In addition to my ministry work, I am pursuing my graduate degree in Digital Marketing and working as a Marketing Assistant for Illinois State University. I aim to use my skills and knowledge to advance our marketing strategy and help spread our message to a broader audience.

I am committed to finding innovative ways to reach and engage with young people, both within and outside the church. Through my work in marketing and my ministry, I strive to impact the lives of those around me positively.

Minister Casey McClurkin

Minister Casey McClurkin

Chief Financial Officer

Minister Charles Pone

Minister Charles Pone

Campus Ministry Director

Greetings! My name is Minister Charles Pone, and I graduated from North Carolina A&T State University in 2008. I currently work as a Design Authority Engineer at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions.

Since 2004, I have been involved with the CLGI Campus Ministry. I began as a member of the Campus Ministry Council, working alongside Min Janie Moore. In 2006, I took on the role of President of the A&T Bible Study, with Min Julian McClurkin serving as my assistant leader.

I am a member of the August Worship Center, CLGI, in Augusta, GA. My wife Earliscya and I have two children, Carter and Ryan Pone.

Outside of my work with the Campus Ministry, I am passionate about playing the guitar and sharing my gift with the church. I believe music is a powerful way to connect with others and spread the message of love and hope that Christ embodies.

Through my work in engineering and my ministry, I am committed to serving others and positively impacting the world around me.

Minister Ashley Stephens

Minister Ashley Stephens

Administrative Coordinator

Minister Priya Veldwijk

Minister Priya Veldwijk

Budget Analyst

Hi there! My name is Priya Veldwijk, and I was born in Suriname, South America. My family and I came into contact with CLGI when I was just four years old before we eventually moved to the Netherlands and joined “Zie, Ik maak alle dingen nieuw”.

Recently, I decided to start a new Bible study in Amsterdam East alongside my mother, Minister Ann, and my husband, Brother Ivan Veldwijk. I am passionate about spreading the Lord’s Word and helping others grow in their faith.

Over the years, I have served as the European Jurisdiction Minister of Music and European Assistant Jurisdictional Youth Director. I love to travel the world and visit different churches, offering my support and building up communities wherever possible.

After graduating high school, I finished my Associate’s in Marketing & Communication. Through my education and my work in ministry, I am committed to making a positive impact on the lives of those around me and spreading the love and message of Christ to as many people as possible.

Our Vision

Dr. Moore’s vision for the International Youth & Young Adult Department is to develop today’s youth through the values of service and foster leadership in churches in every community.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Matthew 5:16 KJV

Our Goals

  • Inspire youth to let their light shine through good works and glorify God.
  • To empower young adults to embrace their identity in Christ, navigate the natural and the spiritual, integrate spiritual values with essential life skills, and grow as leaders.
  • To increase youth representation across thriving South America, Europe, and African jurisdictions.
  • To assist other departments, including Missions, Brotherhood, and Elect Ladies.
  • To achieve these goals through selfless service in the community and the church.

International Youth & Young Adult Programs

At IYYAD, we’re here to create a safe and supportive space where you can feel valued and respected. Our team of passionate volunteers are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people like you. Whether you’re looking to connect with others, grow personally, or give back to your community, our programs offer the support and opportunities you need. Join us and discover all the ways we can help you thrive!

Academic Excellence Program

Grades K-8, 9-12, College

Open Enrollment 2022-2023

We believe that education is a vital aspect of personal and spiritual growth, and we are committed to providing a supportive and enriching environment for students to excel academically.

Our program is designed to support high school student’s academic pursuits while fostering their spiritual development. We also have educational programming developed for our youth, grades K-8, to prepare them for their future.

In addition, our program offers academic support services, including study skills workshops and college preparation resources.

Each year graduates are invited to participate in the IYYAD Graduation Ceremony at the International Youth & Young Adult Conference in June/July.

Registration is free to join the IYYAD Academic Program. If you are a student three years old or above up to the college level and attend a church in the organization, you are eligible to sign up. You can stay connected with us (and your parents) throughout the school year by registering today!

IYYAD Academic Excellence Scholarship

High School & College Graduates

The Academic Excellence (AE) Scholarship is available to all graduation ceremony participants planning to continue their education after graduation. This scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to ease the burden of the next stage of your academic journey.

Whether you are a high school senior or a college graduate, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. By applying for the Academic Excellence Scholarship, you could receive support to help you pursue your academic and career goals.

The 2023 AE Scholarship is not available, however, we encourage students to apply for other options such as the Augusta Worship Center scholarship. Applications are accepted until March 31, 2023.

Donations are accepted year-round. If received before June 1, they will support the current-year graduates.

Give to support our graduates!

We believe education is key in empowering young people to reach their full potential and positively impact the world. However, higher education costs can be a significant barrier for many students.

We are committed to providing financial support through our IYYAD Scholarship program. By donating to this program, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students by helping to alleviate the financial burden of academic expenses.

Your support will help to ensure that our students can focus on their studies and achieve their goals without being held back by financial constraints. Your contribution, no matter how small, can have a tremendous impact on the lives of our students, and we are incredibly grateful for your support.

Join us in our mission to empower young people to reach their full potential by supporting our IYYAD Scholarship program. You can make a difference in the lives of our students by giving online now using the form on this page. Your donation, no matter the size, will help to alleviate the financial burden of academic expenses and allow our students to focus on their studies and achieve their goals.

Your support can truly make a meaningful impact on the future of our students, and we thank you for your generosity. Give now to help make higher education more accessible and provide opportunities for young people to impact the world positively.

Community Outreach

All Students

Join us in the Community Outreach program to make a positive impact on the youth in our community and beyond. Our program is designed to provide a supportive and uplifting environment for your growth and development. You will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful service projects that positively impact your community.

Our outreach program includes various events and activities, such as retreats, community service projects, health and wellness workshops, and more. By joining us, you will develop skills and build relationships with your community to help you become an active member and have a positive impact. Don’t miss this chance to grow, learn, and make a difference!

Campus Ministry

Undergraduate & Graduate

Join our Campus Ministry today and gain access to a supportive community that serves your spiritual needs, fosters your personal and academic growth, and equips you with the tools and resources you need to navigate the challenges of college life.

Our program offers a variety of events and activities, including Bible Studies, worship services, retreats, service projects, and social events that will help you build meaningful relationships and grow in your faith. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with other students and thrive in college!

International Youth & Young Adult Conference

Our annual IYYAD Conference is held in June/July, where we gather to worship and grow in our faith. This conference is specifically designed for youth and young adults and features a range of services and activities tailored to their needs.

Throughout the conference, attendees can connect with other young people worldwide, participate in inspiring worship services, and hear from dynamic speakers who will challenge them to grow in their faith.

In addition to the spiritual elements of the conference, we also schedule time for a fun outing for one evening. This is an excellent opportunity to let loose and enjoy time with like-minded individuals.

And for those who have completed their academic studies, we also offer the Graduation Ceremony. This is a particular time when we honor and celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates and send them off into the world with our prayers and blessings.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to grow in your faith, connect with others, and have fun. We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming IYYAD Conference!

Conference FAQs

What is the purpose of the conference?

The conference is dedicated to providing services to youth and young adults to encourage spiritual growth and development, as well as offering opportunities for fellowship and fun.

How can I be a presenter for one of the conference workshops?

We welcome workshop presenters with expertise in areas aligning with our conference theme and goals. If you want to present a workshop, please complete the Request for Proposal. We review all proposals and notify selected presenters by April each year. Thank you for your interest in contributing to the conference!

Who can attend the conference?

The conference is open to all youth and young adults who are interested in growing in their faith and building relationships with others.

When and where is the conference held?

The conference is held annually in June or July. The location varies from year to year, so be sure to check the website for the latest information.

What kind of activities are offered at the conference?

The conference offers various services and activities dedicated to spiritual growth and development and opportunities for fellowship and fun. These include worship services, workshops, games, and outings.

Can graduates participate in the IYYAD Commencement Ceremony?

Yes, graduates are invited to participate in the IYYAD Commencement Ceremony, held during the conference. This ceremony celebrates the academic achievements of our youth and young adults. The graduate must be enrolled in the Academic Excellence program to participate.

What is the cost to attend the conference?

The cost to attend the conference varies from year to year and is dependent on factors such as location, accommodations, and activities. Check the website for the most up-to-date pricing information for the event.