MEET OUR LEADERS
Well Helloooooo! I am Niki Winston, wife of Pastor David! I am the mom of 4 children (2 are a part of Go Hard!), and I help coordinate events and work with the artistic side of Go Hard. You will also find me sharing what I know whenever Pastor David needs me to speak to the youth. I looovvvve the Word of God, and love to give advice directly from it! I feel that everything we need to know about life and how to live can be found directly from God's Word: The Bible. I also love LOVE (1Jn. 4:7-8).
Hi, we're Tony and Love McPherson, also known as "Mama Love and Brother Tony". We've been doing Youth Ministry for about 30 years and it's our passion. We are also Life Coaches and Relationship Experts. Our goal is pretty simple. We want you to experience AMAZING Love from God the Father, healthy, empowering Love from friends and family, and grace-filled Love from yourself. We promise to love you at first site! www.LoveLifeConnection.com
Greetings! My name is Giovann. I grew up on the north side of Chicago, not having any spiritual understanding of who I was in Christ. I was so hungry for a place where I could discover my identity. That's why I have a strong desire to work with our team and empower our youth! You will typically find me greeting, trying to make someone laugh or running around to make sure service goes as planned.
Hi, I'm Osazee! I have a desire to see young people discover and fulfill their God-given purpose, and reach the destiny that God has called them to! I am a certified professional life coach and business consultant. I enjoy taking what I've learned in my training and experiences and imparting it to young people, helping them excel in life at an earlier age. I'm always excited to see the results of God's work in the lives of young people! www.osazeethompson.com
Hello, my name is Antoinette! I desire to see the youth of this generation prosper in all that they do. It is my prayer that the youth of this generation will be encouraged to develop an intimate relationship with God through prayer and worship. I am married to Osazee and we have a precious daughter named Malaika. In my free time, I enjoy relaxing and taking walks along the lakefront. Go Hard!
Hey, I’m Sabrina (it means princess). I am a minister and singer. I’ve discovered that we are royalty, truly kings of the KING, and we have rights! I enjoy my life in Christ. He delivered me from death many times so if you see me with a smile it’s because I know who’s got my back-front-side to side: Jesus! Now say this with me, “What are we doing today? Taking over the World!" -and we're doing it through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Hello, my name is Tyara! I've been a part of the youth ministry at LWCC since my early teens, developing my own relationship with Christ. Now I have the privilege to help lead youth as they pursue their purpose in Jesus. Outside of working with Go Hard for Christ, I teach 6th grade Language Arts in inner-city Chicago, so you could say that I am called to help young people all over meet a higher purpose and destiny.
Hello everyone, I’m Justin! I’m an engineer and sports enthusiast. I’m originally from Georgia and one of the recent additions to the Go Hard team. Growing up in a youth ministry, I now recognize the importance that it has in a young person’s life. My desire is for youth to understand their true identity in Christ, living above complacency and mediocrity.
Hi I'm Adreiona! I became a Go Hard leader in 2011 because of my passion for working with youth and young adults. My first youth encounter was Raising the Standard which is where I met my husband Joshua! Along with being a youth leader, I am also a co-leader of a charity organization called Charity is Love, Inc. Through this program, myself along with another youth leader (Tiffany), empower youth to be leaders in their school and community.
Hey there! My name is Tiffany. I'm an entrepreneur for an online vintage resale boutique called One Find Duo and a charity organization called Charity is Love, Inc. My ministry focus is youth empowerment, particularly in the area of identity. I'm determined to help youth get to a place where they understand who they are in Christ and are confident enough to walk in the gifts and passions God has placed inside of them :-).
Hi, I’m Rachel! I work here @ Go Hard & love to have fun!! When you visit Go Hard, you can find me singing with the praise team, helping out with ambiguous fun or doing something else I think makes me look busy :-). I love working with the youth because I was just a youth a few years ago and Go Hard literally changed my life! I’m so thrilled to be able to give back!
I'm Rodney "RJ" Young! I'm a youth leader and a music producer. I am very passionate about empowering the next generation for Kingdom impact, through music and the arts! www.rodneyrjyoung.com
I am Nikeya, proud wife of Rodney Young, Singer/SAG-AFTRA Actress/ Model/ Writer/Motivational Speaker & Go Hard for Christ Youth Leader! I am a firm believer that "Where the mind goes, the man follows" so I'm all about inspiring people to "Get Your Mind Right" and be all that God has called you to be! | www.nikeyayoung.com
Hi, I'm Ryan! Dubbed the "Social Media Guy", I love all things tech and have a passion to see young people reach their fullest potential. Having grown up in the Youth Ministry at Living Word Christian Center, I truly understand the importance of a solid spiritual foundation and how that foundation is key to success in life.
What up everyone!! My name is Kaneesha. Anyone who knows me knows that I love to have fun! I’ve been working as a youth leader with Go Hard since 2010. I am all about seeing young people’s lives changed by helping to ignite their passions within. Along with serving Go Hard, I am also the founder of Live Him Ministries. A ministry focused on training young people for cross-cultural missions. | www.livehimministries.com
Greetings! ^_^ Joi is my name and JOY is my game! I love to tell stories, make movies, and take photos. You can often find me with a camera in my face taking pictures at Go Hard events, and that might even include you! Ya never know, so please don't be afraid to say hi! I'd put down my camera in a minute to meet new people. =) | http://joinoelleworley.com
Hello, my name is Elayne! Working with children and young people has always been my passion and calling. Before coming to Go Hard, I was a teacher in the Chicago Public School system for many years. My overall hope and desire is to help the young people of this future generation find who they are in Christ.
I'm Lauren! I'm fun and loud at times, thoughtful and very caring. From writing plays, to songs and books, I love to interact with the youth to help them discover and embrace their best self yet! Two of my mottos in life are: You’re the best one for the job, and Don’t try to be unique. You already are.
Hey guys, I’m Dejanae! If I’m not writing or reading a school book, you’ll find me in any place that has youth…literally! Since becoming a youth leader in 2008, I have served for Go Hard and in underprivileged youth centers all over Chicago. I’m currently on staff for Live Him Ministries, an organization devoted to empowering youth through missions. My greatest passion is to see as many people as possible impacted by the power in God’s unfailing love… So, if I see you, you’ll most likely get a hug! ;)
Greetings All! My name is Marcia. I am the wife to an amazing guy, Norman who sings on the worship team here at LWCC. I have two gorgeous boys that keep me busy while pursuing a MBA from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. I am also a Contract Negotiations Analyst for physicians. I love worship, prayer, writing, dancing, twirling flags, and empowering others. I love youth and I believe that this chosen generation of young people will be all that God has desired them to be!