Youth Ministry

Ministry Leaders: Rev. Dr. Mackessa Holt, Rev. Tammi Brantley, The GGYM Youth Pastor, Jamonte Banks, Youth Director
Youth Advisory Council:  Shakeela Nyakoojo (Youth Rep), Shamim Nyakoojo,  & Brandon Smith (Youth Rep)

The Youth Ministry in an umbrella for the various ministries that the youth in the church participate.

  • We are Transforming the World by pledging to positive change agents among our peers as we interact with them on a daily basis.
  • We are Loving the Community by being actively involved in community service on a quarterly basis.
  • We are Committing to Christ by being intentional about spending time in the study of God’s Word as a community of youth.

The GGYM (The Greater Gaithersburg Youth Ministry)

Bible Study Nights: All students grades 6th-12th are invited to join Epworth, Emory Grove, and Mill Creek Parish for Bible Study and Hangouts on Fridays.  Friday Nights in December 6:30-8:45 p.m. at Epworth UMC.  December Friday nights will be 1, 8,14, and 21st.  Our December Bible Study Series will be CHRISTMAS BREAK* REMEMBER THIS: Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests. (Luke 2:14 NIV) A SERIES ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS REALITY.  Parents attached is more information about our series.

Communications for Youth Ministry:  “Join The GGYM”
It’s winter and we want to ensure everyone is notified on those days where we may have snow delays or cancellations.  We now have a new text communication for updates to parents and youth on any cancellations or immediate weather delays that may impact Youth Events and/or activities.  Our Youth Ministry number you will receive a text from or can text for updates is (301) 478-4231 or you can text Grove to (301) 478-4231 to be added to our texting communications system.

To participate in what’s happening at The GGYM,
you will need a permission slip.  (Click here!)

For more information about any youth ministry events, please contact Pastor Tammi at