Yahweh RYSE is an organization that serves to train up the next generation to serve in excellence in their communities, churches and homes worldwide. We strive to remove the clichés of “growing up in the church” and rebuild the hunger for a genuine relationship with Christ and the discipline for the arts. Yahweh RYSE services to youth from ages 5 to 18 with content that is suitable to the age group.
Established in 2015, Yahweh RYSE has been able to serve more than 150 youth from across the city of Pittsburgh, and surrounding areas, through its Fine Arts Boot Camp, and continues to grow. Yahweh RYSE works with the expectation of going against the grain and breaking the traditions of growing young people in and out of the church and presenting the same Gospel in a way that reaches them right where they are.
Yahweh RYSE is more than just an organization and a movement. It is a family of individuals who are determined to see the next generation be more than successful, but impactful. We believe in raising a generation that no longer looks to emulate what is around them, but truly aspires to be generational changers through a personal relationship with Christ and be the difference makers that change the world and build the Kingdom of God.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Jordan graduated from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, OH with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. Although educated as engineer, Jordan has always exhibited her gift and passion for music. Having been involved in music at an early age, the development of her talents across musical disciplines are reflected in her ability to transcend music genre and style. As an anointed vocalist, skilled choir director, accomplished musician, and powerful songwriter, Jordan has a passion to spread God’s word using all of musical prowess. Jordan, also known as “General”, started working with the youth as a youth fine arts director in ministry. As she began creating music for the young people, and learning more about them in their personal lives, she saw a resemblance in her childhood and wanted to do something that would pour into their lives where they are and build them up for their futures. “Destiny doesn’t just begin in adulthood. Everything about our lives have been woven & fashioned before we were even here. It is my honest desire to see our young people reach an epiphany about their ‘why’ because of the ‘why’ of Christ & what He did for us.”
Kami Small – Treasurer
Lowell Sams – Member, Media & Technology Affairs
Dr. Audrey J. Murrell – Member, Ethics & Business Affairs
Andrea Moore – Vice Chair
Jordan Welch – Chair