Elder Wilbert Young was born in Saluda, SC on August 4, 1933. He was
raised by his loving grandparents and had a very humble beginning.
He was always known as a "good man" and a very hard worker.
Elder Young met Bishop Joel G. Washington, the late Presiding Bishop of
the Progressive Churches in August of 1974 at a wedding. Bishop
Washington invited him to attend service and he came back and was baptized
in the name of Jesus Christ on August 4, 1974. He has remained
steadfast ever since that day.
He received his minister's license during the Annual Holy Convocation
in 1976 and he was ordained as an Elder during the Annual Holy Convocation
in 1984. He has constantly supported the local church as well as the
national church because this is his love. As pastor, he has taught and
preached many messages. He has been a source of encouragement and
transportation for the saints.
Elder Young was united in holy matrimony to the former Annie Margaret
Lott on December 19, 1953. To this union three children were
born: Carrie, Macfield, and Wilbert. All three children have
been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.