James & Jennifer Barnes

James & Jennifer Barnes

Youth President

James and Jennifer Barnes were married on December 18, 2010.  James Barnes is locally licensed through the United Pentecostal Church International.   They attend Bethel Apostolic Church under the leadership of Pastor Buddy Flosser. Together, they have been privileged to serve as leaders of Forward Youth since 2012. James recently finished a Associates Degree program through UPCI’s Purpose Institute and is currently working on his Bachelors Degree. James and Jennifer have been actively involved in the lives young people through Sunday School and Youth ministry for over 9 years. They have been honored to serve on the Maryland/DC Youth Committee since 2013 as the Section 2 Representatives. It’s their desire to see this generation of young people “stir up the gift that’s inside of them” and reach the world with the gospel. James is an avid sports fan, enjoys reading, and playing acoustic guitar. Jennifer loves scrapbooking, reading, and baking. Together they love traveling, hanging out with friends, and spending time with their dog, Lilah.

Drew & Rachel Keatts

Drew & Rachel Keatts

Youth Secretary

Drew and Rachel are from the great city of Baltimore.  They attend Abundant Life Church, pastored by Rev. David Reever.  They enjoy serving in any capacity that they can in their church and community.  They love young people and desire to see them have a personal relationship with Christ.  Drew Keatts is a licensed minister with the UPCI and received his Associates Degree through Purpose Institute, majoring in Biblical Studies in 2013.  They enjoy photography, good tea, good food, and city life.

Rob & Heather Warlick

Rob & Heather Warlick

SFC Coordinator

Rob and Heather Warlick currently support the Maryland/DC Youth Committee with a focus on Sheaves For Christ.

Bro. Warlick has been serving various roles in the MD/DC Youth Department for  over 10 years (Sectional Rep, Promotions, Secretary) with Heather joining him after their marriage in 2009.  The Warlicks are committed to ministry at Abundant Life in Baltimore, MD with their four children Hayden, Hadley, Creed, and Cadence. Bro. Warlick received an Associates Certificate with High Honors from Purpose Institute in 2013 and has held a license (Local then General) with the United Pentecostal Church International since 2009.

Bro. Rob and Sis. Heather consider it a privilege to be a part of and to witness all of the amazing things that God is doing in the lives of the amazing young people of MD/DC.

Shalon Clevenger

Shalon Clevenger

Senior Bible Quizzing Coordinator

Shalon Clevenger serves the MD/DC District as Senior Bible Quizzing Coordinator, encouraging youth to embrace the Word of God in their hearts and lives to change the world. For many years under the leadership of Pastor David Reever at Abundant Life Church in Baltimore, Shalon has been serving in Bible Quizzing, Kids Choir, Small Group, and Choir ministries. She holds a B. A. in English from Towson University and is currently in pursuit of her Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies at Purpose Institute. Her other interests include writing, reading, playing golf, history, traveling, and music. As a mother of two young ladies, Julia and Jordyn, Shalon has a long-standing burden for youth and a deep passion for the Word of God. She has witnessed the miraculous, life-changing power of God’s Word in her own family’s lives and is committed to ignite that same passion for the Word in today’s generation of tomorrow’s leaders. She is expecting great signs and wonders for our District as the love for God’s Word springs forth an overflowing well from among our youth.

Chris & Jackie Titus

Chris & Jackie Titus

Hyphen Director

Chris and Jackie Titus were married on June 23rd 2007. As a young person, Chris came to God after being converted from Islam. They serve at Christian Life Center under the leadership of Pastor Ron E. Libby. Together they serve as Youth directors of the senior high age group. They have been honored to actively serve the Maryland/DC District as Hyphen Director. Growing up in this District has given them a love to serve the work of God in this area. Chris is a passionate musician, entrepreneur, and lover of technology. Jackie is dedicated to seeing youth and young adult lives changed and encouraged.  Jackie and Chris also have an active, fun, creative 4 year old son, Ethan.

Mike & Melissa McGurk

Mike & Melissa McGurk

CMI Coordinator

Mike and Melissa McGurk attend Antioch The Apostolic Church in Arnold, MD. They got married in October of 2015 and shortly after they became the campus ministry coordinators for the MD/DC District. Starting in 2009, Mike led campus ministry at Anne Arundel Community College and the University of Maryland while attending. He then graduated with a double bachelors in Marketing and Management while Melissa graduated from Georgetown University as a Nurse Anesthetist. Shortly after graduating, Mike decided to go full-time as a campus minister overseeing multiple campuses for Antioch. They have seen countless students born again on campus. Mike always states, “College campuses are the ripest fields in the world”. They both greatly anticipate and pray for an unprecedented harvest to strike the campuses of our district. Mike and Melissa are also heavily involved with the CMI National team, assuming the role of social media coordinator. The two of them both love to travel, especially together.

Isaac & Lacey Middleton

Section 3 Representative

Michael Overton

Michael Overton

Section 4 Representative

Rev. Michael Overton serves as the section 4 Youth Representative of the Maryland/DC District. Michael recently graduated from Christian Life College, Stockton CA, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Theology in 2014. He serves in his home church, Cross Creek Apostolic, Beltsville MD, as an Associate Minister with emphasis in Home Bible Studies, Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Michael has grown up in the MD/DD District and received his calling to ministry at a MD/DC Youth Camp. He has an immense burden for souls and a passion to help the MD/DC Youth recognize their callings and fulfill the desires that God has for their lives.

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