Who We Are

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:

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.

Board Members

Ken Leaman

Ken Leaman
YAOW President & Co-Founder
25+ Years of Student Ministry

Karen Leaman

Karen Leaman
YAOW Vice President & Co-Founder
25+ years of Student Ministry

Bill Murphy

Bill Murphy
19 Years of Student Ministry
Webmaster, Stonebriar Community Church

Kimmy Tan
Education in Women's Ministry degree from Dallas Theological Seminary

Matthew Dickerson
Master Honda Technician
Re:generation Leader at Watermark Church

Ministry Partners

Credo House

Credo does things no one else does to evangelize and equip the postmodern.

Elevate Young Adult Ministry Logo

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.


Intentionally presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people using all forms of media and providing a way to respond

Reasonable Faith of Collin County

Reasonable Faith aims to provide in the public arena an intelligent, articulate, and uncompromising yet gracious Christian perspective on the most important issues concerning the truth of the Christian faith today.