Elder Antoine Deonardo Shaw was born in Anniston, Alabama to the proud parents of Bishop Larry and Lady Diane Shaw. As a young child being reared in the church, Elder Shaw quickly recognized the call of God that was upon his life. He was saved at the age of 11, and he began his first work in the ministry by introducing his father to different congregations as his father traveled across the country running revivals. Elder Shaw preached his first sermon at the age of 13, and God has been utilizing him to impart into the lives of many ever since.
PASTOR A.D. SHAW
The Youth Department provides spiritual values and guidance for all children and young adults so that they can build and develop a greater understanding of God. This is accomplished through various events, trainings, and leadership opportunities.
FGT Youth assist the Usher Ministry in greeting members and guests during special occasions. It is a great opportunity for our youth to learn proper greetings and the importance of hospitality.
The Youth choir allows our youth an opportunity to sing praises to God. Our children are taught how to minister to the congregation through song.
H.Y.P.E. YOUTH CHURCH
Helping Youth Pursue and Excel meets second and third Sundays during worship service to teach youth 3-18 about life skills using biblical principles. All youth are welcome to get H.Y.P.E.!
Phenomenal, Empowered, Authentic, Radiant, Loved, and Special ladies is a mentoring program for girls ages 8 - 18. The young ladies meet once per month for self-development sessions and participate in various community service projects throughout the year. The program equips, encourages, and empowers participants as they endure peer pressure along the path to purpose.
YOUTH IN ACTION
The Youth In Action committee is involved in various community programs that allows youth an opportunity to use their gifts to bless others.
Perfect Praise Dance Ministry is for girls 9-19 who wish to share messages of the gospel through dance.
God's Gift Ministry is comprised of boys ages 9 -19. This ministry using the art of pantomime to express Christian values and Gospel messages through movement to words and song.
The Puppet Ministry offers Biblical messages and retells stories of the Bible in a way that is easily understood by youth and adults.