JaCory has served as the Youth Minister at Woodlawn Forrest since January 1, 2013. Prior to being named Youth Minister, JaCory served as a Youth Council Member beginning in January 2008.
Since becoming Youth Minister JaCory has expanded the youth program to be inclusive of all youth ages Pre-K thru age 25. The Youth Ministry now houses 3 separate departments to better minister to the youth of Woodlawn Forrest. They include the “Lambs of Love” Children’s Ministry, Teen Ministry (6th – 12th Grades) and Young Adult Ministry (High School Graduates – 25 years Old).
New programs and activities were created such as: Youth Night, Annual Black History Trip, Annual Youth Lock In, Wednesday Night Live, Senior Saturday and more.
Under JaCory’s Leadership the Youth Council has grown and expanded from 9 members to 21 members. In 2015 JaCory implemented the Executive Committee of the Youth Council to discuss, plan, and implement all activities for the Youth Ministry. Members of the Executive Committee and Staff are now divided into teams to ensure the successful execution of each Youth Ministry event and activity.