Josh Wellborn was appointed by the Executive Presbytery to serve as the national youth director for the Assemblies of God in January of 2018.
Wellborn formerly served as district youth director (DYD) for the Michigan District. He began serving in the Michigan District near Flint as a youth pastor in 2003, just prior to the massive economic crisis that struck the heavily industrial state.
“Josh has demonstrated as a DYD that he has a deep love for the church, local youth pastors, and missions,” says Doug Clay. “He’s going to be an anointed voice for this generation.”
Josh and his wife, Jennifer, have four children.
Eric Hoffman was appointed to serve as director for Speed the Light in January 2018.
In the three years Hoffman served as district youth director (DYD) for Illinois, giving to Speed the Light increased by more than $300,000. Prior to serving as DYD, he was youth pastor at Abundant Life in Alton, Illinois — one of the Top 20 Giving Churches for Speed the Light during his tenure.
“Eric and Liz have a strong record of cultivating generosity and a passion for missions,” says General Superintendent Doug Clay.
Eric and his wife, Liz, have three children.
Tom Groot has been happily married to Mandy for twenty-one years and is blessed with three incredible boys: Micah, Levi, and Noah. Tom’s three great passions are the Lord, his family, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. After giving his heart to the Lord in 1994, Tom attended Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida, then returned to his home church in Sandusky, Ohio, to be the youth pastor. Toward the end of 2008, he transitioned to Columbus, Ohio, to be the Student Ministries Director for the Ohio Ministry Network. Tom currently serves as the Director of Student Discipleship for the National Youth Department of the Assemblies of God. Tom desires to encourage others to become all that Christ died on the cross for them to be and to empower leaders to create environments for discipleship and growth. Tom believes in teamwork and that together, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can change the world.