Pastor Micaiah J. Young Sr.

Our Founder

Micaiah James Young is a gifted man passionate about life, ministry, and the advancement of persons overcoming hurt and loss in pursuit of victorious living. Micaiah Young has given himself completely to discovering his true purpose for being. In the process of this journey to self-discovery, he has not withheld the wealth of experience, knowledge, and uncanny wisdom he has gained along the way. Whether it is preaching or teaching in a ministerial capacity or sharing as a motivational speaker or workshop presenter, or as a mentor, he has captivated audiences of all ages with his charismatic message and liberating testimony. As an author, his transparent approach to ministry is definitely evident in his book Made in His Image but His Shadow is all I’ve seen, a book that is in demand throughout the world as it addresses the issues of fatherlessness, forgiveness, and personal triumph.  

He is an educated man with advanced degrees in psychology and theology, yet his greatest accomplishment, as he would say, is being a family man first. He is a devoted husband and doting father, neither by default or inherently but both deliberately and intentionally. Micaiah decided at an early age that the man he wanted to see in the mirror would be the epitome of “God’s man.” He has worked tirelessly to be his best at whatever he has put his hands to. He has met every new phase and chapter of his life, no matter how uncertain, with the same level of courage. Success and failure along the way have only provided fuel to continue.

He is the founding pastor of The Life Center Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Micaiah spent many years working in The Wisconsin Department of Corrections, where he was employed as Chaplain for the Racine Correctional Institution in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. He provided spiritual care for more than 2,000 incarcerated men. His knowledge of the correctional system and the many issues that incarcerated men face along with his passion for the advancement and restoration of men led him to develop “I Am A Son” an organization that focuses on boys and men in transition. With more than twenty years of consistent work in ministry, Micaiah Young has a proven track record of commitment and dedication. Such loyalty has been the platform that gives his voice credence. Being in touch with his generation gives him relevance; having his finger on the pulse of culture gives him grounding; and having his ear open to the voice of God gives him peace and the boldness to go forward, leading an audience eager for destiny and purpose.