Glen Addie Community Church celebrates Children and Youth Day


Sunday, September 27, 2015, was a wonderful Children and Youth Day at Glen Addie Community Church (GACC). A great crowd of young people and adults gathered for a day of worship and praised God together through music, praise dances, mimes, poems, and words of HOPE. Surely the presence of the Holy Spirit was felt in this place.

Awesome words of HOPE were shared by Takara Griffin. Takara is a living testimony of what God can do in transforming lives. She grew up in the Glen Addie public housing and attended Glen Addie Community Church as a child. At the age of thirteen she became a teen mom and dropped out of school. Thanks be to God who transforms lives, Takara is now a mother of four, married to Cortez Griffin who is in the Marines. She turned her life around and is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration. Her willingness to share words of hope and encouragement from her life experience was inspirational to all who were in attendance. Takara’s concluding remarks to the young people, “Keep God first, stay in school, stay off drugs, stay out of the streets, stay away from boys, and pull up your pants.”         

Surely God has plans for these young people. The congregation was blessed by the gifts that these young people showcased. New Hope youth choir rocked the house and God’s presence was felt. TyKeya Swain and Ja’Mya Williams did a mime to “Greater is Coming” by Jekalyn Carr. This was a powerful moment that touched many hearts.

Glory be to God for all young people who are making a difference in the life of the church and community.

Takara Griffin and New Hope Baptist Youth Choir

TyKeya Swain and Ja'Mya Williams

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