History

On January 4, 1998 we started PREVAILING WORD WORLD OUTREACH CENTER from a dream and vision God placed upon my heart in 1989. That dream consisted of establishing a ministry that reaches out to people of all ages, races, colors and backgrounds, a place where the Spirit of God inhabits the people to the degree that they bring deliverance and hope to the world in which they live, establishing God’s kingdom on earth. The dream was further augmented when I sensed the Lord say in my Spirit that there was no outreach ministry in my city (New Castle, PA) and he wanted to use me to establish one.

 

Our ministry began to formulate in December of 1997 when my wife and I and a handful of people with a heart after God and a vision for our city, state, nation and world, assembled together in my home to orchestrate and organize this Christ – Centered endeavor. In those meetings I cast forth the word and the vision God had given me about the critical need of outreach in our city. It wasn’t just important to start an outreach ministry but to maintain one as well.  I informed our small group that the Lord revealed to me that we are going to experience a great attack from the enemy. A week or so later the doctors informed my wife and me that our 3 year old daughter had Wilms Tumor, a cancerous tumor in her kidney. We knew that this was nothing but an all-out attack from the enemy of our souls, however we had no idea it was going to be so severe. Diane and I put this situation in the Lord’s hands. As we trusted in the Lord, we agreed to focus on our daughter’s healing and on establishing the ministry. We needed a place to worship, set dates and times etc. We knew that the devil wanted us to lose faith and give up. We persevered and our daughter (presently 19 yrs. old) was delivered and the ministry was birthed. What we were called to then is the same calling that we have now and it is still continually emphasized. We believe that anyone whom God sends to Prevailing Word is called to mature in their walk with God, hunger after His presence and be a blessing to others.

 

From 1998 - 2005 we had been having our services and conducting our ministry in the Sankey Youth Center a multi -functional building in our city, however in the year 2005 we purchased a ministry campus with a church, house and three story school building We bought the property and renovated the house and church building with over $100, 000 dollars in improvements without taking out a single loan. To God be all the glory!!

 

Today, Prevailing Word is a multi-cultural, multi-faceted ministry made up of people from many different ethnic groups and backgrounds who ministers to hundreds of people each week in our church services and through our outreach programs. Our Sunday and midweek services prepare us spiritually so we can continue each week to reach out to people in our community.  It is our honor to provide ministry in the housing projects and feed them each week in the summer free of charge. We now go into four different nursing homes and a juvenile facility for delinquent boys and girls. Within our congregation, we also have Children of Destiny, which invest the living gospel in children from ages 4-8 through worship, biblical teaching and by arts, crafts and field trips, T-Hearts Club ministers to children 8-12 by teaching them skills in prophetic worship, dance and mime and Destiny Builders Youth Group is available for teens form ages 13-18. Our monthly newsletter The Prevailing Word is sent globally around the world and to those in prisons. Our Divine Women of Destiny empowers our women to impact their homes and community with a kingdom mindset. Our monthly Men’s Ministry helps to sharpen the focus of each man for ministry in our homes and neighborhood and a Card Ministry which brings hope and encouragement to those in need. Our Mission Department is designed to bless others who are in need as well as provide support to ministries that are making an impact in our dark world. Our Call Center operates during the week, contacting those who need a call of encouragement for various reasons.

 

Our Family and Friends Day has evolved into Family Community Unity Day with many participating churches from our area enjoying a time of fellowship, worship, and sharing a meal together. Last year (2012) over 700 people participated. We also initiated Kingdom Restoration Fellowship of Churches, an association of churches, pastors, ministers and kingdom businesses, to bring hope, reformation and restoration to our community, city region and nation. I am also extremely grateful to God for allowing me to preach in Australia, India, and South Africa and receive invitations from other parts of the world and experience the life changing power of the gospel. In 2008 Prevailing Word – India was started to help bring hope and restoration to Southern India.

 

In late 2003 God impressed upon my heart to start a school of ministry to help facilitate and train men and women that have a call of God on their lives. The school would also be open to anyone who desires to gain greater knowledge of the God we serve. On March 13, 2004 was the inaugural session of the MANNA FROM HEAVEN SCHOOL OF MINISTRY. The name came to me after I asked the Lord what the name should be. He said I’m going to feed you (from heaven) so you can feed the multitude. Our class was limited to 30 individuals and even though I thought about 15 would sign up, 30 individuals signed up and some I had to turn away. The school is broken up into three semesters lasting about 18 months to two years. We only meet twice a month from September to May. However the results have been tremendous. With the passion and commitment from these individuals the Holy Spirit is transferring his anointing upon them so that the calling on Prevailing Word and others will continually be fulfilled. We are now pleased to announce that individuals from other ministries are participating in this Kingdom endeavor to empower the saints with a Kingdom of God mindset.

 

In closing I want to thank Almighty God for placing Diane and I in a ministry where the love of God is evident, lives are being changed, souls are being saved, families are being restored and the great commissioned is being carried out.

 

To God Be All the Glory,

Apostle David M. Young, Sr.