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Rev. Dianne P. Young, BA is a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, administrator, talk show co-host, teacher, preacher, evangelist, pastor, and author.  Pastor Young is one of the city’s most dynamic and prolific preachers and Bible teachers in the Mid-South.  As a widely sought conference speaker and celebrated author, she has touched the lives of thousands all over the country with her spirited and audacious style of preaching.  She labors in ministry as Pastor of The Healing Center Full Gospel Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee where she is proficient in organizing, unifying, and networking.  Pastor Young attended the University of Memphis and Carolina University where she received her BA; hours toward MA.  She received an honorary doctorate from St. Thomas Christian College in Jacksonville, Florida.  Pastor Young has preached and conducted many workshops and seminars across the country.  Pastor Young serves as a Board Member of NAMI Tennessee and a member of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Planning and Policy Council.  Currently she is Program Manager for the Emotional Fitness Centers of Tennessee and Project Manager, F.A.C.E.S. of Memphis, a new family organization in Shelby County.  She served as Customer Service Manager for the United State Postal Service in Memphis, Tennessee, Executive Director of Glorious Future Head Start, and Administrator of Heavenly Touch Center of Learning.  She facilitates support groups, ministerial training classes and individual and marriage counseling at The Healing Center’s Counseling Center and, co-hosts the oldest Christian radio talk show every Sunday morning in the Greater Memphis, Mid-South area: “On The Road To Healing” with her husband, Dr. William M. Young for more than 20 years.

Dr. William Young has over 35 years in ministry and over 30 years in counseling and goes across the country speaking about suicide, mental health, and emotional issues.  He is a licensed Professional Counselor and serves as Bishop of Greater Fellowship Ministries, Inc., founder of Greater Fellowship Faith Tabernacle, Bolivar, Tennessee and The Healing Center Full Gospel Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee.  Dr. Young is a Veteran with the United States Army, having served his country during the Vietnam War, stationed in the Central Highlands of Vietnam (June, 1969-July, 1970).  He was the first African American Staff Chaplain to serve at Methodist Health Systems in Memphis from June 1981 to July 1994.  Before accepting that assignment, he served as Staff Chaplain at Western State Mental Institute in Bolivar, Tennessee.  Young is a Clinical Member of The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy since 1990.  He is licensed by the State of Tennessee in three areas: Marriage and Family Therapist; Professional Counselor; and as a Clinical Pastoral Therapist.  He is a graduate of Lemoyne-Owen College.  He earned his M. Div. in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Memphis Theological Seminary and did doctoral work on his D. Min at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary completing the doctorate of Ministry at Carolina Theological Seminary.  He is a charter member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.  He and his wife Dianne have faithfully co-hosted a Christian Talk Show, ON THE ROAD TO HEALING each Sunday morning on Memphis' 1340 WLOK AM since July, 1994.  He and his wife hosted the first National Suicide and the Black Church Conference at The Healing Center in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2003.  These Conferences continue to grow biennially, sharpening the awareness of the increased number of African Americans now making suicide an option.  The sixth Conference was held June 22-23, 2013, now a partnership with the University of Tennessee at Memphis; over 400 individuals from across the country attended.  Young’s counseling expertise and experience is respected throughout the Mid-South Area, state and country.  Dr. Young is the author of a book: The Mourning After.”  This book is an accumulation of his many years of experience in the area of grief and loss. 

He is a Pastor's Pastor who is distinguished for his detailed expository teaching, as well as his wide-ranging topical instruction.  His studies in the area of the Counseling, enables him when preaching to communicate the message of grace, hope and healing to the hurting.  Because of this passion, he equips others to be effective in the work of the ministry. 

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