FL HYC 2017


Here are some of the ministries offered through the FDYD:

Senior Bible Quizzing

Be a part of a growing group of students who have committed their lives to knowing HIS word! Instead of wasting hours on your favorite social media site or video game, invest in the Kingdom of God by joining Bible Quizzing!


The General Youth Division’s Hyphen ministry is an effort to facilitate a successful transition into adulthood. The vision of the Florida District, regarding this Hyphen generation, is to unify, make aware and inspire the young adults that are simply trying to get from one place to another. Hyphen aims to identify and illuminate relevant issues to this age group, while creating an environment that will show the young adult that he is not alone in his venture.

Campus Ministries International (CMI)

Campus Ministry International (CMI) is a ministry of the UPCI and was formed to enable and encourage local churches to effectively reach out to the college and university populations in their vicinities with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Youth on Missions (YOM)

Youth on Missions (YOM) acts as a bridge between ministry-minded Pentecostal youth and International sites which need and/or desire evangelism assistance. YOM will provide evangelism opportunities within International sites of various durations. YOM candidates will help assist Foreign Missionaries with Street Services, Rallies, Holy Ghost Crusades and much more.


We're here to serve you.

Welcome to the online home of the Florida District Youth Department (FDYD)! Our mission is to lead, encourage and equip the youth of the Florida District by serving and providing resources to local youth ministries, creating and promoting youth ministry opportunities, and organizing spiritually-challenging events that minister to young people throughout the year. Check back often, as this site is updated throughout the year as we draw near to specific events. Also, feel free to contact us any time at flupciyouth@gmail.com.

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Our Team

Meet the FDYD Leadership!
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Phil Locke

District Youth President
Phil joined the Florida Youth Team in 2011 as the Section 7 Youth Leader, became the Florida District Youth Secretary in August 2012, and was elected the Florida District Youth President in February 2014. He pastors Apostolic Praise Tabernacle in Ft Myers, FL, and is married to Taylor.
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Aaron Meehan

District Youth Secretary
Aaron and Krystal Meehan have served on the FDYD since 2009 as Sectional Director and District Youth Secretary. They currently pastor The Apostolic Church of Stuart, FL. Aaron has attended at least one FL Youth Camp every summer since he was 9 years old, first as a camper, then a worker, and now as Youth Secretary.
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Jeremy Stafford

Section 1 Director
Jeremy joined the First Pentecostal Church in Pensacola, FL, as full time Youth Pastor in August 2013. In January 2015, he was elected to serve as Section 1 Director. Jeremy and Kristin have been married since 2006 and have two children, Caden and Claire.
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Bill Wells

Section 2 Director
Bill serves on staff at World of Truth in Blountstown, FL. He has served as Section 2 Director since 2013. He’s married to Crystal, and the proud father of Abigail.
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Michael Guerra

Section 3 Director
After serving as Youth Pastor for several years at First UPC Jax, Michael began planting a church in Middleburg, FL in 2013. He has served as Section 3 Director since 2010. He’s married to Samantha, and the proud father of Loretta, Ruby, Josiah, and Adeline.
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Joel Alexander

Section 4 Director
Joel serves as the Youth Pastor of Cornerstone UPC in Ocala, FL. He was elected to serve on the District Youth Team as Section 4 Director in 2010. He has been married to Jessica since 2005.
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Jason Lawson

Section 5 Director
After pastoring in Homosassa, FL, Jason began the journey of planting a church in Tarpon Springs, FL, in 2015. He was elected as Section 5 Director in 2013. Jason is married to Sandy and has two sons, Matthew and Jonathan.
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RT Williams

Section 6 Director
RT currently serves as the Assistant Pastor of the First UPC in Vero Beach, FL. He was elected as Section 6 Director in 2015. RT is married to Roxanne, and has 4 children: Larrah, Colson, Adalyn, and Ella.
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Dereck Frymier

Section 7 Director
Dereck, originally from Indianapolis, IN, followed the call of God in 2011 to pastor New Life Fellowship in Sebring, FL. Dereck has served as Section 7 Director since 2013. He is married to AshLee, and has a son, Levi. They are expecting another child this year!
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Steven Guttridge

Section 8 Director
Steven was born and raised in Lansing, MI. Since August 2010, Steven has served at The Pentecostals of Cooper City as Assistant Pastor, as well as Student Pastor since August 2012. Steven was elected as Section 8 Director in 2013. He is married to Lindsay, and the proud father of Makenna.
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Taylor Locke

Bible Quizzing Director
Taylor Shay (Billingsley) Locke has been the Florida District Youth Team’s registrar/banker/note taker/voice of reason since 2004. Under her leadership, FL’s Senior Quizzing program has seen unprecidented growth.
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Nick DeAngelo

Hyphen Director
After years of successful Young Adult ministry in West Palm Beach, Nick currently serves on the ministry team at Victory Apostolic in Lutz, FL. He was appointed as FL’s inagural Hyphen Director in 2011, growing the ministry from the ground up. He’s (almost) married to Rachel.
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VIctor Jackson

CMI Director
After faithfully serving his pastor and bishop at Souls Harbor in Belleview, FL, Victor answered the call as full-time evangelist in 2013. Won to the Lord as a college basketball player through campus ministry, Victor has a unique burden for this ministry. He’s married to Luisa.
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Keith Nevad

Project 7 Director
Keith serves as the High School Pastor for The Pentecostals of the Palm Beaches. Since 2009, he has been involved in starting and promoting Bible Clubs in High Schools across Palm Beach County. He also serves as the National P7 Administrator.

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