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Empowering the Next Generation



Passion filled commitment to empower youth spiritually with biblical principles and lessons that

reinforce affirmative resources that promote positive development that encourages them to reach

their full potential.


To develop a vital youth ministry that is inspired by God and reaches the attention of young

people, through spiritual principles displayed in creative ways. To provide an atmosphere that

will assist youth to grow spiritually, academically and encourages positive individual self-



At ELIM Christian Fellowship, we strive to provide a welcoming, loving environment for all who come through our doors. Our community is a place where people of all ages can grow in their faith and enhance their relationship with God. We understand that kids need guidance and support as they develop, which is why we’re excited to offer a variety of mentoring groups programs. 

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Nursery Ministry:  Cultivates & guides young hands that are destined for greatness with integrity & love within a multi-cultural, bible based, spirit filled environment. Provides an atmosphere conducive to learning to promotes spiritual & academic development for little ones ages 3 to 6.

Children’s Ministry:  Establishes a strong identity in Christ for children Grades 2 through 6, providing an environment where children will develop a heart for God, & willing hands for Christian service by:

• Winning Children to Christ

• Teaching God’s Word

• Building Supportive Relationships

• Encouraging Christian Service

• Promoting Family Values

Youth Ministry: Assisting young people grades 7 through 12 in developing a love for the Word of God, to establish a consistent prayer life, to elevate their level of praise & worship, & to evangelize families, friend, communities, by applying biblical principles to everyday life. Providing an atmosphere conducive to learning that promotes spiritual & academic development by:

  • Creating a place of praise, worship, & prayer

  • Providing an atmosphere for young people to passionately pursuing God

  • Equipping young people to share the gospel 

  • Mentoring & discipline young people, making them disciples

  • Emphasizing the Importance of Family

Boyz 2 Men  & Girls 2 Women & Girls of Grace :  Educating youth through adult Mentorship for all youth (boys 5-18, girls 5-9  and 10-18). Equipping them to make positive decisions, through -Character Building, Goal Setting, & Life Skills. Empowering them Spiritually to build Meaningful & Productive Lives. The core elements are:

  • Increased awareness of the presence of God

  • Imparting Godly principles

  • Increased interest & capacity for participation in school & other activities;

  • Improved relationships with family members & more constructive behavior at home;

  • Improved decision-making & better choices regarding drug use, violence, & other destructive behaviors; along with Cultural Awareness

  • Better understanding of their emotions and its impact on their lives

  • Increased concern for community

  • Development of higher self-esteem & well-being.


Youth Ministry Admin., Minister Pat Hayes

(716) 832-7698 ext. 109


Children’s Church Elder Renita Shadwick

(716) 200-3879

2nd, 3rd, 4th Sundays


Nursery Church Sister Jeanette Phillips

2nd, 3rd, 4th Sundays


Boys 2 Men Deacon Daytuan Antonetti

(716) 308-9854

1st and 3rd Wednesdays


Girls 2 Women Sister Marilyn Young, MFT

(716) 848-0515

1st and 3rd Fridays


Youth Church Deacon Daytuan Antonetti

(716) 308-9854

2nd, 3rd, 4th Sundays


Girls of Grace Minister Pat Hayes

(716) 816-5494

1st and 3rd Fridays 

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