The Michigan Southwest First Jurisdiction Youth Department is compromised of all the youth departments of the churches that are members of the jurisdiction. The Jurisdiction currently has 90 churches as official members.
The leader of our jurisdiction is the Bishop John H. Sheard.

    About Our President 
June 18-22, 2012
Music & Youth Convention
Bailey Cathedral
7045 Curtis Ave. Detroit, MI 48221

July 2 - 6, 2012
AIM Convention
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, AL

December 1, 2012
Purity Class Debutante Ball

Bailey Cathedral
7045 Curtis Ave. Detroit, 48221
Elder Ethan Sheard
Elder Ethan B. Sheard
Youth Dept. President
Chairman - MY Convention

Elder Ethan B. Sheard, a native Detroiter, who is a gospel preacher with roots that run deep in the Church of God In Christ. He was born to the Bishop & Mother John H. Sheard in Highland Park, MI. He attended high school at Lutheran West in Detroit and matriculated to Michigan State University. He has been an active part of the David Ellis Academy and Winans Academy Middle & High Schools where he has served as athletic director, coach and mentor to hundreds of young men over the past 14 years.

Elder Sheard has always had a calling on his life, but managed to avoid the call for sometime. However being raised in the church paid off when he finally acknowledged his call to the ministry. He is a devoted member of the GREATER MITCHELL TEMPLE COGIC, where his father is the pastor. He has moved up through the ranks of the church from his early days at Bailey Temple COGIC. He found himself doing everything in the church from sweeping & mopping floors, to driving the church bus, to conducting testimony service. His drive and zeal for success in ministry eventually lead to being appointed as the President of the Youth Department for the church.                                                                                   
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