Ken and Karen Leaman have had a passion for students for over 25 years, and have been volunteering within their church's student ministry; leading and mentoring. 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
As they 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, the Leaman's 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.
YAoW Vice President & Co-Founder
25+ years of Student Ministry
Empowering young adults towards Christian leadership. They are a missional community of young adults who want to see the gospel reshape the communities where we live. They are a shared ministry ran by young adults and supported by a band of partnering churches who finally decided to do something about the mass exodus of millennial and gen-x young adults from the church.