Minority Caucus Vice Chair
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County(s) Represented in District
Municipality(s) Represented in District
Nichols Hills, Oklahoma City
Zipcode(s) Represented in District
73102, 73104, 73105, 73111, 73114, 73116, 73117, 73118, 73120, 73121, 73129, 73134
Reverend Doctor George E. Young, Sr. was born in Memphis, Tenn. He retired from 30 years of Pastoral service in 2013. Dr. Young was elected to the Oklahoma State House of Representative in 2015. Dr. Young is the author of “Christology: A Look At Practical Christianity.” He was selected to attend the Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills in Little Rock, sponsored by the Southern Legislative Conference. He was invited and attended the Medicaid Leadership Policy Academy in Washington, DC and the follow up Advanced Academy, sponsored by the Council of State Governments. He is a Certified Mediation Specialist in Family and Divorce issues. He received his undergraduate degree from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee. He continued his education receiving a Masters of Arts in Ministry from Oklahoma Christian University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, a Master of Divinity Degree from Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, Oklahoma, graduating Cum Laude, and a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma Christian University in December of 2006 and completed his Doctorate of Ministry from Phillips Theological Seminary in 2010.
He completed a term as a Commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services where he served as Budget Chair. Pastor Young was a trustee for Phillips Theological Seminary. He is a board member of the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma (where he served two years as Chair of Volunteers), Ethics Officer for The United Way of Greater Oklahoma City (Chair of the Ethics Committee and (former board member ) of Leadership Oklahoma City and Leadership Oklahoma. He is a graduate of the Oklahoma Aging Leadership Advocacy Academy class of 1999 (Charter Class). He is an alumnus of Leadership Oklahoma City (Class XX), completed two years as Co-Chair of Classes XIX and XXX and an alumnus of Leadership Oklahoma where he was awarded the “Golden Bull” Award for most socially provocative. He received the Good Citizen Award and The Social Justice Award from the Oklahoma Conference of Churches where he served as President. He is an adjunct professor for Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa. As Pastor, he initiated a partnership that sponsors the largest Back to School Block Party and School Supply Give-Away in the Northeast Quadrant of OKC. He led the church in completing a multi-million dollar senior Housing Project (Temple Gardens). He is married to the Reverend Dr. Thelma Chambers-Young, has two children and three wonderful grandsons. He is the CEO of Young Management Consulting, a mediation and nonprofit management and leadership development firm.
House of Representatives, 55th Legislature to present