“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young,
but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love,
in faith, and in purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12



ABOUT US

The Philadelphia District NYI serves students in grades 7th-12th, and those who are young adults, ages 18-30. Our district ranges from the little league fields of Williamsport, Pennsylvania to other Pennsylvania cities like Reading, Allentown, Lancaster to South Jersey as far south as Cape May, New Jersey. Wherever you reside in this region, we are here to serve the young people of our communities as we look to help grow the Kingdom of God. Join us in this mission!

OUR MISSION

The mission of Nazarene Youth International is to call our generation to a dynamic life in Christ.


OUR MEMBERS

Membership in Nazarene Youth International includes all persons participating in Nazarene youth ministry who choose to embrace our stated vision and values.

OUR VALUES
  1. We value Young People . . . significant in the kingdom of God.
  2. We value the Bible . . . God’s unchanging truth for our lives.
  3. We value Prayer . . . vital interactive communication with our heavenly father.
  4. We value the Church . . . a global holiness community of faith, diverse in culture but one in Christ.
  5. We value Worship . . . life-changing encounters with an intimate God.
  6. We value Discipleship . . . a lifestyle of becoming like Christ.
  7. We value Community . . . building relationships that help bind us together and to God.
  8. We value Ministry. . .extending God’s grace to our world.
  9. We value Witness . . . sharing God’s love in word and deed.
  10. We value Holiness. . . a work of grace whereby God, through the working of His Holy Spirit, enables us to live a life representing Christ in who we are and in everything we do.
OUR VISION

The Church of the Nazarene believes that young people are an integral part of the Church. Nazarene Youth International exists to lead young people into a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ and to facilitate their growth as disciples for Christian service.


OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
  1. NYI exists for youth.
  2. NYI focuses on Christ.
  3. NYI is built on relational ministry to youth in the local church.
  4. NYI develops and mentors young leaders.
  5. NYI is empowered to lead.
  6. NYI embraces unity and diversity in Christ
  7. NYI creates networks and partnerships.

OUR STAFF

TIM GOLDEN

DISTRICT NYI PRESIDENT OF MINISTRIES

I am Pastor Tim Golden. I am the Associate/Youth Pastor at the Lancaster Church of the Nazarene. I am an Eastern Nazarene College Alumni, and I care deeply about ministering to young people and their families...

TREVOR OATES

DISTRICT NYI PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

Trevor Oates joined the staff at Birdsboro as associate pastor of Family Life in May 2016. He is a 2011 graduate of Eastern Nazarene College with a bachelor’s degree in Religion and a minor in Communication Arts...

DARIN PARRY

DISTRICT NYI PRESIDENT OF DISTRICT RELATIONS

Darin Parry grew up in the Promised Land Church of the Nazarene, formerly Easton, on the Philadelphia District. As a teen, he was actively involved in NYI District events...

BRANDON ESTEP

DIRECTOR OF DISTRICT FESTIVAL OF LIFE AND REGIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE COORDINATOR FOR PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT

Brandon serves as the Youth Pastor at Fairview Village Church. He grew up in Kansas City MO...

MATT BROWN

CO-DIRECTOR OF DISTRICT NYI BIBLE QUIZZING TEAM

Matt is originally from Queens, NY where he found his love for mentoring students and music. Matt is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College with a degree in Elementary Education...

DREW JOHNSON

DIRECTOR OF DISTRICT NYI MISSIONS

Drew Johnson is a member of Cornerstone Family Church in Limerick, PA. He serves as a teen leader at Cornerstone church in addition to helping to lead the worship on Sunday mornings...

JARROD (JAY) GEISTDORFER

DISTRICT NYI YOUNG ADULT REPRESENTATIVE

Jay is the Philadelphia District NYI Young Adult Representative. He currently serves as the Pastor to Young Adults and Sports Ministry at Immanuel Church of the Nazarene in Lansdale, Pennsylvania...

TAMI MURPHY

NYI District Treasurer

Hi! My name is Tami Murphy, and I am your NYI Treasurer. I graduated from Eastern Nazarene College with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology and completed my master's degree in molecular biology from Villanova University.