Jason Moore, Director of Gospel Urgency
Gospel Urgency is a local evangelism training ministry. Topics he has taught on include: Evangelizing Jehovah’s Witnesses, Evangelizing Muslims, and Apologetics. He is the author of several books, and is completing a Doctorate in Missions at Temple Baptist Seminary. Go to Gospel Urgency for more info.
Judah Early, Pastor
He was born May 3, 1980 at midnight in Cleveland, Ohio. Due to parenting issues, he was placed in the care of Pastor Willo and Lola Mae Early. Under their guidance, he accepted Christ, discovered he had a gift to sing, to mime, and became an asset to the ministry at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church.
While attending YSU he became a watch care member at Union Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Michael H. Harrison Sr. While attending Union, Judah hit a spiritual growth spurt and developed a hunger for a sincere Christian lifestyle and accepted his calling to the ministry on February 17, 2002 and was licensed by his father on the spot. Since his acceptance to preach the Gospel, he has preached at many revivals, youth revivals, and community outreach events. On December 18, 2005, he graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management.
Judah married the love of his life, Tiffany Early at Union Baptist Church in Youngstown, Ohio on July 14, 2007. On March 30, 2008, he was installed as the Senior Pastor of Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio where Judah and Tiffany labor for the Kingdom.
CJ Matthews II, Pastor
He is on fire and passionate about his ministry. He believes that God is calling His people to a higher standard by going and getting what was stolen by the enemy. He believes that no young person is ever a lost cause. It is time for churches to stand up, be bold and innovative in their practices to reach both the youth and young adults of this world. CJ is an Assistant Pastor at Mount Sinai Ministries and the son of Dr. C. Jay and Jacquelyn Matthews. He is the third of four children and a graduate of Kent State University; his degree is in Finance.
CJ started a ministry in the city called Purposed by Design. This ministry has a heart for the young and the young at heart to help them realize and fulfill their purpose while living here on Earth. CJ is committed to changing the world, one young person at a time. He ministers in the parks, churches, recreation centers and wherever the young people will listen.
Rev. Jeffery D. Thompson Sr., Youth and Children’s Pastor
He ministers at Providence Baptist Church where he has also been a member for 23 years. He also serves as Director for the Boyz to Men Mentorship Ministry where he partners urban boys and youth with mentors over a 3-day weekend. He has studied at Moody Bible Institute Extension School. He is a teacher at the Providence Bible Baptist Institute. Rev. Thompson and his wife Rochella have 3 adult sons and 10 grandchildren.