YAOW is once again sponsoring Celebrate Freedom. It is a concert event with many popular Christian artists, and it is free (except for parking). For the first time ever, it is being held at the Texas Motor Speedway, so you are not going to want to miss it. Stop by our YAOW booth to say hello, get some free glow-in-the-dark bracelets, and enter our raffle for a chance to win a new Tablet.
Ken Leaman has a passion for students, and for over 25 years has been volunteering within churches, leading and mentoring students. These churches are:
- Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX where Chuck Swindoll is the senior pastor
- First Church of God in Hanover, PA where Jerry Shoap is the senior pastor
Ken has also serves on the board of another non-profit called DFW HDI, which is a membership organization of IT support professionals. And Ken is the Director of Enterprise Data Management at IHS Markit, which is a multi-Billion global financial services and software company.
Ken, and his wife Karen, have been married for 26 years, and have a 25 year old son. They live in McKinney, TX, just North of Dallas.
As Ken and Karen repeatedly witnessed many Christian students who were active within the Church walk away from their faith shortly after graduating high school, they grew frustrated. Studies show that about 70% of young adults leave their faith after graduation, which is a huge issue since they are the future of the Church. After much prayer and searching God's direction for many years, the Leaman's felt His calling to start a ministry to address this problem. In 2014, they gathered like minded Christian professionals to help begin Young Adults of Worth Ministries. We believe that this ministry is from God, and it will be blessed by Him for His glory alone.