Category Archives: Youth Ministry

The mission of the Youth Department is to serve the local churches of the WV District of the United Pentecostal Church International, assisting them in fulfilling the great commission given by Jesus Christ which is to evangelize the lost and disciple the converted. Your District Youth Team is committed to: exalting the Lord Jesus Christ; equipping youth to fulfill their potential; providing an environment for growth, stability, and ministry; and motivating and mobilizing youth to reach the lost by fulfilling the Great Commission. We assist local churches by: providing training programs for youth and those involved in ministry; providing mission opportunities for exposure to evangelism; providing resources for evangelism and discipleship; promoting revival through ministries and events geared toward youth; and investing Sheaves For Christ funds in the work of God.

Contact Us

Youth (GYD) 'Since 1945' WV District Youth Ministries
1010 Mathews Ave.
Charleston, WV 25302
Visit our NEW SITE!
Joel Sites, Youth President
Joel Sites, Youth President
Roger Zimmerman Jr, Youth Secretary
Roger Zimmerman Jr, Youth Secretary



Pics from SFC Intersection Rally (Sections 1 & 2) at Accident, MD

“Fighting For The Field!” Wow. Awesome preaching by Jason Staten at the WV & western MD Intersection Rally (Sections 1 & 2) at Accident, Maryland. Here are some pics courtesy of Pastor Doug Joseph.image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image

West Virginia District Youth on Missions 2014

West Virginia District Ministers, Saints, and Students:

Greetings in the name of Jesus!

It is with great excitement and anticipation that I write to you today to inform you of the 2014 WV Youth on Mission trip to the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!  From July 10 – 14, the WV Youth Ministries Team will be leading a group of students to our neighboring district to help in the Metro Missions work that Reverend Justin and Sister Tiphanii Meadors, former WV Youth Secretary and wife, are beginning.

The city of Philadelphia, PA, is one of the least evangelized metropolitan areas of our country, with over six million people who live in and around the city.  The focus location of the 2014 WVYOM efforts will be in the region of South Philadelphia, where the Meadors are planting a church.

While in Philadelphia, the WVYOM team will be involved in evangelism efforts throughout the city.  In addition, we plan to visit many of the landmarks that serve as the roots of American independence and history.

Therefore, I would like to extend an invitation to teens age 15 and up, young adults, youth workers, and ministers of the West Virginia District to join us for this exciting opportunity to minister to the souls of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!
All applications must be mailed to:

West Virginia Youth Ministries
Rev. Roger Zimmerman, Jr.
458 Inspiration Drive
Keyser, WV 26726

Finally, please be aware that applicants must first consult their pastor, then print the application and mail it along with the application fee by April 15, 2014.  All portions of the application must be completed and pastor’s approval and signature received prior to any applicant being approved.



Rev. Roger Zimmerman, Jr.
WV Youth Secretary


Pics: Awesome Section 1 Youth Rally (& Quiz Prep) at CAC, Clarksburg

On 3/7/14 a tremendous event occurred, thanks to our sectional and district Youth leadership. The event was organized by Section 1 Youth Leader Nate Reed, and the special speakers were CAC’s own Zach Sandy and WV District Youth President Joel Sites. Seldom has any event for only one section been so well attended. There were people present from all five sections of West Virginia! The fact that a Bible Quiz was scheduled for the next day at the same venue (Christian Apostolic Church) may have contributed to that fact. The service was truly wonderful, with the anointing of God flowing in all the singing, the skit, the speaking, and the times in the altar when young people were powerfully impacted.

Tech: Why You Should Delete SnapChat (from

“I’ve been engaged in various forms of social media since AOL chat rooms in 1994. And I’ve never seen a more dangerous application targeting teenagers, specifically girls, than SnapChat. The premise of SnapChat is simple. You take a picture, send it to a friend, and they can only see it for up to 10 seconds before it’s deleted. And that’s where the lie begins. I want to be blunt. My goal for this post is to motivate you to delete SnapChat from your phone….” [read more].



Only One More Remains!!!

The Mountaineer Invitational is in the books and it sure was a good one!

First off I would like to say a big thanks to Pastor David Hudson and the Riverside Apostolic Church for hosting the Mountaineer Invitational and to Nathaniel Hudson for heading it up in preparation of our first annual Mountaineer Invitational! It was first class all the way! Thank you!

We finished with 8 SR teams. Two of those teams were visiting teams from out of state and we are very honored that they came and joined our district for our first Invitational in years!

The visiting teams were…

Wilmington Apostolic Pentecostal Church
Pastor Stan Seth
Wilmington, DE

Apostolic Lighthouse
Pastor Lane Holland
Pennsville, NJ

They spoke very highly of our people and felt very welcomed and said for sure that they would be back next year!

Way to represent WV!!! Great job!!!

The results are as follows…

3rd Place Team Intermediate Division
Solid Rock Worship Center
Oak Hill, WV
Pastor Greg Hurley

2nd Place Team Intermediate Division
Apostolic Lighthouse
Pennsville, NJ
Pastor Lane Holland

1st Place Team Intermediate Division
Wilmington Apostolic Pentecostal Church
Wilmington, DE
Pastor Stan Seth

Top 5 Highest Scoring Quizzers Intermediate Division
5. Eelijah Clutter – Oak Hill, WV
4. Melissa Lewis – Wilmington, DE
3. Kaila Skidmore – Wellsburg, WV
2. MacKenzie Blithe – Pennsville, NJ
1. Michael Seth – Wilmington, DE

2nd Place Team Experienced Division
Glen Ferris Apostolic Church
Glen Ferris, WV
Pastor David Bounds

1st Place Team Experienced Division and
Mountaineer Invitational Tournament Champion
Riverside Apostolic Church Team 1
Morgantown, WV
Pastor David Hudson

2nd Highest Scoring Individual Experienced Division
Savannah Goodyear – Glen Ferris, WV

1st Highest Scoring Individual Experienced Division and
the Highest Scoring Individual of the Mountaineer Invitational
Chandler Hudson – Morgantown, WV (128.0 PPG Average)

Thank you so much for supporting the WV Youth Division and Bible Quizzing!

God Bless you all!

Michael Ray
WV SRB Quizmaster


State Finals will be
June 8th
Riverside Apostolic Church
Morgantown, WV

Senior Bible Quizzing in May

Senior Bible Quizzing in May


  This coming weekend in Morgantown, WV we will be having our next to last Bible Quiz Tournament of the 2013 season. Riverside Apostolic Church will be hosting this weekends tournament on Saturday May 11th beginning at 9am and we should have things wrapped up by 4pm.
If you haven’t been able to make it to one of our tournaments this season, be sure to make every effort you can and come support the youth of WV in this great Ministry from the General Youth Division of the UPCI.
Pastors, Youth Leaders, Sunday School Teachers, Mom and Dads, Grandparents, Friends and Family come out and cheer on your Team as they compete once again to be the Best in WV!
If you would like to see Bible Quizzing in your own church come out and see what it’s all about!
So don’t think twice! The Youth of WV are counting on you and your support! Don’t miss out! Time is running out!

God Bless! Have a great week!

Michael Ray
WV Senior Bible Quizmaster