J.D. Young, Lead Pastor
J.D. came to Living the Word Church (formerly Bethel UMC) in 2010, where he began leading Youth and Young Adult programming. He served in this position for five years.
Then, in 2016, J.D.’s role expanded in the church when he assumed the role of Assistant Pastor of Family Life Ministries. In this position, he led all programming for children, youth and young adults.
He is currently serving in the role of Lead Pastor. J.D. is most passionate about empowering parents to become the spiritual leaders of their family.
J.D. grew up in Cincinnati, graduating from Milford High School in 2003. He then graduated from The University of Toledo, with a degree in Communications in 2007. In 2016, he completed his Masters of Arts in Theological Studies through Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
J.D. and wife, Lisa, have been married for seven years. They have two kids, and several pets: Zoey (the dog); Izzie (the cat… well, really she’s J.D.’s cat); two awesome fish tanks; and a Zebra named Billy. Okay, they don’t have a Zebra but we’re glad you kept reading!
Dustin Weeks, Youth Director
Dustin is the husband of Betsy, together they have 7 kids.
You’ll see him hanging out with the youth of our church, as this is a passion God has laid on his heart. He desires to shepherd not only his own kids to develop a relationship with the Lord, but also the youth in our church.
When he’s not at church, you’ll often find him at a Bethel-Tate sporting event cheering on the kids.
Rebekah Royer, Children’s Director
Hi, my name is Rebekah Royer. I live in Williamsburg with my husband Aaron and our three children; Claire, Adam, and Tessa. Aaron and I have been married for 13 years. I have lived in Williamsburg all of my life and graduated from Williamsburg High School in 2003. I am currently finishing my bachelor’s degree in Special Education.
For the past 5 years, I have been the youth and children’s director at the Williamsburg UMC. Teaching kids of all ages is my passion! Here at LWCC our mission is “Helping our children come to KNOW Jesus Christ, GROW to be like Him, and GO serve His people.” I am excited to follow God’s calling here at LWCC.
Allyson Moorman, Office Manager
Danny Little, Contemporary Worship Leader
Danny leads Sunday morning contemporary worship here at LWCC. He has an awesome team of volunteers who share their gift of music with us each week.
Danny is married to Jamie and together they have 2 kids.
Greg & Sandy Bauer, Church Custodians
Elaine Ellis, Pianist