To disciple the lost, empower the redeemed compelling youth to take ownership of his or her own Christian walk.


Our goal is to provide relevant activities, events, and relationships that will influence youth to know, love, and serve the God of the Bible and His Son Jesus Christ.


Children's Church

All Youth (ages 4-11); Sundays, 10:45AM
Research data shows that the most formative years of a child's life are the moment of birth to the age of six. In an effort to win the war for the lives and souls of our children, the Upper Room Children's Church has a comprehensive program of ministry every Sunday morning for children ages 4 through 11, beginning at 10:45 a.m. The children who participate in the Upper Room Children's Church every Sunday experience praise and worship along with a thorough curriculum of biblical teaching. There are also arts, crafts ,and activities that reinforce the "God First" Gospel as preached by our dynamic Pastor.

Girls of Destiny 

Girls (ages of 8 to 12)
Teaching pre-teen girls between ages 8 to 12 how to enjoy Christ while they are young as well as grooming them for their next stage in life. 

Evangelist Tameka Douglas: Overseer of Girls of Destiney

Firm Foundation

All Youth (ages 4-18); Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30PM
Midweek bible study dealing with relevant youth issues. Music, food, fun and a relevant message for the real issues of teen and tween life. In the Midst of Postmodernism, Homosexuality, Sexual Promiscuity, and Gang Violence being promoted through High Schools, Middle Schools, Television and Radio, God is raising up a generation of teenagers and preteens that are equipped to stand up for truth and their faith in Christ. Youth from all over the Raleigh area are taught to believe in the biblical foundation of God’s work and boldly adhere to the doctrine of its foundation.


Male Academy

Boys (ages of 8 to 12)
Training pre-teen boys between the ages of 8 to 12 to be outstanding examples of young Christian men.

Music & Fine Arts Ministry

Designed to help youth “make a joyful noise unto the Lord” using their voices and/or musical instruments. Young people can express their faith through music by participating in Children’s Church Band, Youth Praise Team and Youth, and Young Adult choirs. Young ladies ages 7 and up can also take part in the liturgical dance group Feet of Praise.

Parent's Liaison's 

Supporting the efforts of parents to train up their children through regular workshops, seminars and activities. Meetings are held throughout the year to ensure that parents are aware and engaged in the Youth Department activities and provide feedback on the growth/needs of their child(ren).

Youth Evangelism

Designed to reach unsaved and unchurched young people in the city with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Youth Ushers

The youth department is responsible for ushering at services on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Greeting the congregation, providing assistance to attendees, and the offertory are all part of the usher service.

Our most active programs are: Children’s Church, Girls of Destiny, the College Campus Ministries, Evangelism, Ladies of the King’s Court, Male Academy, Youth Bible Study, and Young Men of Valor.


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