Youth Department

“Mentoring is the cultivation of young adults, the tender caring for and nurturing of them so that they will grow, flourish, and be fruitful.” 
 Jeff Myers, Cultivate: Forming the Emerging Generation through Life-on-Life Mentoring

The youth have a special place within the Church. While some may know their calling and others may be on the road to discovering it, the Youth Department stands ready to cultivate, guide, and inspire the NOW generation to the place where God has called them to be. With programs and initiatives covering every age group, the OKSE Jurisdictional Youth Department is a haven for young people ages three through twenty-one to express themselves creatively, spiritually, and openly. A few of our signature programs and initiatives include Young Men of Valor, Young Women of Excellence, COGIC Girls Rock!, and Young Women in Ministry. We also have age-specific initiatives such as YAM (Young Adult Ministry for ages 18+) and Children’s Ministry (ages 3 through 12).

Our Leaders:

President: Elder Jeremiah Jones, Sr.

Chairlady: Sister Theresa Lawrence

Vice-President: Elder Jerry Moore

Assistant Chairlady: Sister Cherise Bowens

Assistant Chairlady: Sister Donna Campbell

Young Women of Excellence and COGIC Girls Rock Coordinator: Sister Cherise Bowens

Sister 2 Sister Coordinator: Sister Donna Campbell


Ways to Serve: The Jurisdictional Youth Department is always looking for volunteers. Whether one-time, periodically, or on an on-going basis, there is a place for everyone to serve. For more information about the specific roles and qualifications, please reach out to President Jones or Chairlady Lawrence at In the meantime, check out the recent openings below:

Social Media Ambassadors

Young Preacher’s Network Coordinator

Administrative Assistant to the President

Department Treasurer

Young Adult Ministries Coordinator

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Young Men of Valor Coordinator

Young Women in Ministry Coordinator