New Jersey Conference YPD

About Us

New Life... New Vision... New Jersey

The Young People and Children's Division (Y.P.D.) is a youth organization, established in October 1915, under the auspices to the Women's Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. You will find African Methodists Episcopal Churches abroad in Caribbean, South America, England and Africa. Y.P.D. units may be found in most local churches throughout the Connection. The Y.P.D. membership is estimated at over 800,000.

YPD Pledge: I pledge my willing and untiring service to all efforts of the Young People's and Children's Division to aid the needy and suffering people, regardless of race, color or creed. I further pledge to take the Bible as my guide, to aid my church, and to attend meetings regularly. In all these tasks I seek the Savior's guidance.

YPD Colors: Forest Green is symbolic of growth and Christian Vitality; white represents purity, light and faith.

YPD Motto: "Grow, Glow and Go for Christ"

YPD Structure:

Mother Sunbeams (2-6 years); Allen Stars (7-12 years); Youth Auxiliary (13-17 years); Young Adults (18-26 years)

Who are We?

As a unified body with Christ-like qualities, we build a bond that demonstrates pride through

Education, Communication and Mission Work.

The New Jersey Conference YPD is divided into eight areas:

Asbury  Atlantic City  Camden  Elizabeth

Gouldtown  Morristown  Newark  Trenton


Executive Board

Laverne Mackey—Merritt, NJCYPD Director
Marcus Beckett, NJCYPD President


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