KYJ Ministries

Ministry Biography

Young, Jr. was born In 1981, as the eldest born of two boys (his brother Kamaron).  Kennedy is the child of Pastor Kennedy Young, Sr. & Marchelle Curry of Cleveland, OH. He accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 1988. At the tender age of 15 he accepted & acknowledged his call into the Gospel in ministry. 

Kennedy commenced and completed a portion of his educational pursuit at The Criswell College, in Dallas, Texas (2000-2004). Kennedy’s currently a member of National Baptist Convention of America Inc., under the leadership of Dr. Samuel C. Tolbert, and proudly serves on the Evangelical Board, under the direction of Dr. Timothy J. Woods, Sr. were he is the assistant tent revival coordinator.

Kennedy Young, Jr. was named the second Pastor of  East Gate Missionary Baptist Church, of Dallas Texas in February 2015, . A burgeoning Church in the Historical Oak Cliff area of Dallas. Kennedy has been pastoring eleven years and preaching for twenty- four years. 

Kennedy Young Jr, is the husband to Rayna. They are blessed with three children Imani, Blake & Keegan.

Kennedy Young, Jr. is the Lead Pastor & Teacher at East Gate Missionary Baptist Church.

Young holds a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries & Family Counseling from The Criswell College in Dallas, Texas.

Young is often sought out as a dynamic and life changing presenter of the world of God reaching people of various educational, economic, generational backgrounds.


Community Impact

Reading Rockets Summer Reading Program is a local campaign that introduces literacy development, reading comprehension and learning disability progression. It’s a nurturing summer reading camp  program for young children from kindergarten to eighth grade. Child care providers are trained to develop appropriate language and literacy skills. The caregivers then use a wide variety of books to read to children during the day and encourage parents to build skills at home. The instructors are current and retired Dallas ISD certified teachers that are members of The East Gate MBC church family. They volunteer their time on Saturdays during the months of July and August. 

While the campaign focuses its efforts on reading comprehension, it also engages libraries, organizations, businesses, and the community to help all children become competent readers, and future leaders of today.

With a desire to do more, we had a vision to do something that is grounded in giving and something that would exude kindness while making others feel good. So we decided to partner with local Dallas shelters, with donations from our church, community, and local donations. Our passion was ignited by personal experiences, needs in our community, and because it’s simply the right thing to do. We are proud to partner with partners that serve the heart of humanity in need immediately, and without question.

By teaching those around us the importance of community and taking action today, we hope to inspire others to make tomorrow even better. Thank you for making our giving possible. We couldn’t do it without you.

Reading Rockets empowers children to read!

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Pastor Kenneth Young, Jr

Pastor Kennedy Young, Jr.

A passionate, dynamic proclaimer of the gospel committed to encouraging and edifying the body of Christ!

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The spirit of the Lord is upon me, he has anointed me to preach the gospel.