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John and Pam Collins
John is the Director of Word of Life Youth Ministries. He and his wife Pam have served for 35 years in several regions of the US: Southern California for 11 years, North East Pennsylvania for 13 years, and as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator for 3 years. John has been serving as the director of Word of Life Youth Ministries since November 2014.
The mission of Word of Life Youth Ministries is to plant engaged youth ministries in today’s evangelical church. Each Word of Life Youth Ministry Coach works with 10-30 churches to assist them in establishing vibrant children’s and youth ministries. Our coaches are youth ministry specialists who provide leadership training and resources as well as develop regional and local evangelistic events to reach youth with the gospel.
If you have interest in finding out more about Word of Life Youth Ministries please visit us at https://youthministry.wol.org/.
Throughout my whole life, I thought I was a good person and that being good was my ticket to heaven. At 21, I was living a very sinful lifestyle and wanted nothing to do with God. One weekend while giving my brother Matt a ride home, he shared the Gospel with me and I received Christ.
Right after I was saved my brother's pastor recommended I attend a church near where I lived in Webster New York. It was there I met Pam in the singles group, and it was there that I first started working in youth ministry. It was through a mission conference at this church that God called me into full-time ministry. Two years after Pam and I were married God directed me to the Word of Life Bible Institute to study for a year. After graduation we headed to Southern California to start our ministry with Word of Life Youth Ministires.
I was saved in Sunday School when my teacher shared with me that I was a sinner. She shared that Jesus paid the penalty for my sins, and I trusted Christ that day. I attended Word of Life summer camp in tenth grade and dedicated my life to full-time service at the campfire that week. I met John at Webster Bible church in the singles group. While we were dating we worked together in the youth group for four years.
Romans 5:8, But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.