Allegheny West Conference

Story by Benia Jennings

Allegheny West Conference (AWC) family have quickly embraced Kyle John-Baptiste and Max Gomez, both recent Class of 2019 graduates from Oakwood University (Ala.) and the newest AWC staff members.

A native of the U.S. Virgin Islands, John-Baptiste says he is looking forward to his time in Columbus. He comes onboard as an auditor within the Treasury Department and an information technician for the conference office.

Youth from the Watoto Children Choir, a Christian ensemble from Uganda made up of orphans or kids living in difficult situations, sing songs of God’s love to members at the Columbus Central church.

Story by Marc A. FeQuiere

The Watoto Children Choir from Uganda travels around the world, sharing their stories and praising God through the beautiful sound of African beats and melody. Watoto, Swahili for “The Children,” is a ministry established in Uganda by Gary and Marilyn Skinner to help children, young people and women who are isolated by their society.

Story by Allegheny West Conference Staff

A panel comprised of teen and young adult members from the Parkwood church in Toledo, Ohio, recently participated in recording the premiere episode of Youth Uncut, a radio show that will soon start airing on AWC Radio—the Allegheny West Conference (AWC) streaming app.

The five panelists, Tiana Valles, Ryen Langford, Shalynn Taylor, Kaden Langford and Deborah Inyama, sat with Benia Jennings, AWC’s new Multimedia Ministries coordinator, in a candid discussion on various topics for the show’s first season. The group, made up of members ages 16 to 29, expressed thoughts and ideas on real issues facing teens and young adults in the church today.