LaMone Gibson

Youth & Young Adult Minister

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

Risen Generation

CONTACT: LaMone Gibson


PHONE: (678) 553-8437


CONTACT: Rev. Kristina R. Johnson/Assistant Minister to Youth


PHONE: (678) 553-8442


INSTAGRAM: @risen_generation_atl

LaMone Anthony Gibson is a native of Buffalo, NY. He is the son of Nina McCulley and Vernon Gibson.

LaMone graduated in 2008 with honors from Western New York Maritime Charter School with a New York State Regents Diploma in NJROTC (Naval Junior Reserves Officers). He served in leadership positions, earning numerous awards and ribbons. He also served as Class President of the first graduating class of Maritime Charter School.

LaMone received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2013 from Canisius College, a private Jesuit Institution with a full scholarship. His course of study consisted of Criminal Justice and Political Science focusing in Juvenile Delinquency. At Canisius, LaMone was known as “Mr. Stop the Violence”. Throughout his many campus involvements LaMone has successfully left his mark of peace prints throughout that community.

Today, LaMone’s peace prints still echo through the streets of Buffalo, NY because of his dedication to Non- Violence. LaMone has served that community as Youth Coordinator for the Buffalo United Front Inc., Community Action Organization Board of Directors, Leader of “Enough is Enough” citywide prayer for peace, No More Tears Inc., Founding member and Senior Officer with Buffalo Community Peacemakers just to name a few.

LaMone, a fourth generation AME is humbled knowing that God has called his name and entrusted him with a calling to serve in ministry to this generation. Reared in DeLaine Waring AME Church and Bethel AME Church under the Rev. Richard Allen Stenhouse, LaMone has been preaching since 2011. Prior to that LaMone has served as an Usher, Trustee, held the office of YPD Financial Secretary on the Local and Conference Level, Buffalo Area President as well as the Western New York Conference President. In 2013, LaMone was elected the President of the First Episcopal District YPD. Under his leadership he founded the Saving our Sons program with success within the first year of reaching over 200 young men from street corners and communities who are now affiliated with mentors within the AME Church. LaMone has also served as the Youth Pastor of Saint Paul AME Church, Jacksonville, FL and the Interim Supply Pastor of New Saint James AME Church in Jacksonville, FL where in his first 8 months, he grew the membership of that congregation from 20 to over 100.

Professionally, LaMone was accepted into the John H. Cummings Internship Program through the Federal Bureau of Investigations. After completion LaMone, relocated to Jacksonville, FL and was appointed the South East Regional Director of Probation and Community Intervention overseeing Prolific Juvenile Offenders for the United States Department of Justice.

Currently, LaMone is enrolled at Turner Theological Seminary on the campus of the Interdenominational Theological Center where he is in his 2nd Year of the M.Div. Program. LaMone also serves as the Minister to Youth and Young Adults at Saint Philip AME Church in Atlanta, GA under the leadership of the Rev. William D. Watley, Ph.D.

LaMone truly believes that Prayer should be your steering wheel in life, and not your spare tire!

Introducing the Risen Generation Youth Ministry! 

Our mission is to minister to the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of youth and young adults ages 6 mos.-24 years old and to provide a unique, challenging and creative arts learning environment. Our goal is to motivate all students to exceed their own expectations in life and strengthen their connection with Christ. The Risen Generation Ministry will light the way for success and career explorations for our youth and young adults, while equipping these young believers to navigate the spiritual warfare of this generation.

We Worship on OUR LEVEL!


CONTACT:  Darlene Curtis


CONTACT:  Deloris Maxwell


The Saint Philip AME Church Acolytes was established in 2000 by Mrs. Nettie Moore. The Word Acolyte means an assistant, a helper, an attendant, a person who serves. The Saint Philip AME Church Acolytes are candle lighters. We give of our service by bringing the light of the Lord into the Sanctuary.

Our scriptural foundation comes from John 8:12 “When Jesus spoke again to the people he said, I am the light of the world, whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”


Young People and Children Division

YPD DIRECTOR: Tina Scott-Morgan


The YOUNG PEOPLE and CHILDREN’S DIVISION (YPD) is a youth organization, established October 1915, under the auspices to the Womenʹs Missionary Society (WMS) of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.


  • To provide meaningful youth training programs in all areas of church life which will provide for full participation in the total mission of the church
  • To provide specific training in evangelism, Christian social relations, and education programs designed to increase knowledge of the AME Church history and the Scriptures.
  • To provide opportunities for leadership experience.

Logistical Information 

SPC YPD meetings on the 2nd Sunday of every month immediately following the 11:00 am service in the Youth Café.  (Duration is approx.. 1.5 hours)

Youth Athletics

CONTACT: Karl McCray


PHONE: (678)553-8406

The Saint Philip Athletic Program is a ministry organized to assist youth/adults in developing life skills while preparing them to becoming productive Christian. We use sports as a tool to attract families to Christ. It is our desire to get the entire family involved in physical activity to enhance the health and well-being of their body, mind and soul. Each participant is placed in a structured environment so they can benefit from the integrity and experience of outstanding coaching. The athletic team venture affords the maturing youth and growing Christian adult an opportunity to establish social skills, discipline and confidence in a Christian setting. Our goal is simple; we want the participants to have fun while giving them the best chance to succeed. The program is planned and implemented within an aerial of love and patience so the Christian experience is demonstrated with each activity.


The mission of the Saint Philip Athletic Program is to plan, promote, organize, and implement a comprehensive and competitive athletic program for the members and surrounding communities of Saint Philip AME Church.


The objective of the Saint Philip Athletic Program is to teach life skills that are helpful in developing productive Christian Citizens.


The Saint Philip Athletic Program was organized in 1979 with adult women and men softball teams. The teams participated in church leagues in Dekalb County and tournaments throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area. In 1981 adult women and men basketball teams were formed and they competed in the City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation Church leagues as well as Dekalb County Church leagues. The program expanded to youth in 1983 and girls and boys team join youth leagues in Dekalb County. Along with the youth basketball cheerleader squads were organized. Later that same year a co-ed bowling team was organized and they continue to bowl competitively weekly. A few years later in 1986 an adult golf group was organized and they competed in a number of local competitions earning numerous awards.

We currently have an extremely active youth basketball program with twelve teams and one hundred and twenty players. We participate in the Best Christian Athletic Association (BCAA) league with churches in South Dekalb County. The youth basketball program is now the cornerstone of our athletic program.

Worship Times

Sunday Service: 8:00 am & 11:00 am
Church School: Sundays at 9:45 am
Risen Generation (Youth Church): Sundays at 11:15 am

Family Bible Study: Tuesday 8 pm


Connect with Us


Phone: (404) 371-0749

Address: 240 Candler Rd. S.E., Atlanta GA, 30317