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Ms J said May 7, 2021 1:07 PM

After being shutdown for one year and two months, due to Covid-19, I am proud to announce YDM FIRST REHEARSAL.  I am truly grateful to God that ALL of our members are safe and ready to get back to praising Him, through song.  I am happy the majority of YDM are Fully Vaccinated. However, we will be following all CDC Guidelines to make sure that everyone in attendance is safe.

YDM, thank you for your patience and your prayers. I am sooo grateful to you all, for how you took GOOD care of me, during the pandemic.  I thank you and I thank God for you.  I’ll S👀 you guys on Friday, May 28th at The Houston Community Temple, 8711 Talton Street at 8 PM, SHARP!

Ms. J

Morgan Barnes said May 6, 2021 2:22 PM

YDM came into my life when I needed it most. Before joining the ministry I was a secret fan. I loved how much energy and excitement they had when singing. But more than anything, I love the conviction we have behind the words we sing. Since joining, I have found an extended family with people who love God first and love one another. This ministry allowed me to improve my love of singing and music, increase my knowledge of who God is, and truly format relationship to match the lyrics of the songs we sing. I will forever love me some YDM!!!

Vaneshia Hudson Wynn said May 6, 2021 11:03 AM

I have been a member of YDM for 11 years & it has changed my life for the better. I Love our Leader & the Vision she has for this Ministry. I am grateful for every experience & opportunity to travel & minister near & far!! It's Jackie Smith & YDMMMMMMMMMM for ME!

David Powell said May 6, 2021 8:57 AM

I love my YDM family. I started back in 2005 right after graduating from college Took a break and now I’m back. This ministry has been with me through many ups and downs even when I wasn’t an official member but still called and checked on me. We are a family and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Let this ministry bless you cuz these some sanging folks!!!

Lady Robinson said May 6, 2021 7:47 AM

I just love this young folk choir❤️! You are the Best leader Ms Jackie. I've been with your ministry since Divinity, that makes 30yrs WOW. I’m really loving you calling me Emeritus Musician 😁

LaCreshia Parker said on May 6, 2021 3:48 AM

Hey my yfam, I really miss yall and can't wait for rehearsal. God bless us all

Lawren Thomas said on May 5, 2021 1:30 PM

I'm blessed to be part of such an awesome anointed ministry. What I love about this ministry is not only do we minister through song but we also minister through deed. We serve our community with food,clothing, school supplies, etc. We are not just a ministry but we're also family who looks out for each other.

Ms. J said on Apr 5, 2015 3:00 PM

Just thought I'd share this. I was thanking a friend for doing me a favor. When I offered lunch as a thank you gesture, this is the reply I got: I just want you to know that as great of a person as you are, always doing for others... you never have to do anything for me....I just appreciate who you are.... Although its never done for praise, I must admit, I was truly touched. And to that I say, "To God Be The Glory"!

Tracy Harris-Robinson said on Oct 12, 2014 1:09 AM

Sunday, July 27, 2014, I married a wonderful man, my childhood friend (of over 30 years), my church buddy, movie partner, dance dad... Durron Robinson!! Ms. Jackie, I am so grateful for you and YDM to bless us and our guests with the YDM MEDLEY!! The presence of the Lord Was in the sanctuary!! We had chuuuch!! It was exactly what I dreamed of... being married in the presence of the Lord, Jackie Smith and YDM singing, and seeing everyone enjoying themselves!! My pastor, Reverend Kenneth Isaac of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, said he had never been to a wedding and had church at the same time!! May God continue to bless and give you exactly what you need to continue his works And bless others! I will forever be grateful for you and YDM sharing this is special day with my husband and me.

Alayne said on Aug 5, 2014 10:45 AM

On Sunday, July 27, 2014, my cousin married her best friend. What a blessing Ms. Jackie & YDM was to ALLLLL of us in attendance. I missed church due to traveling from San Antonio but we had CHU'CH that afternoon. Gods continued blessings upon your journey

Staci Aldredge said on Sep 26, 2013 0:02 AM

I find great Joy that I personally know the Awesome YDM group and Jackie Smith. The many blessings you so beautifully give through your amazing voices is noticed and felt by many. I am praying for your trip to London, may God use each of your talents to touch lives across the world. Love to you all!! : )

Ms. J said on Jun 19, 2013 1:56 PM

To the newest member of the YDM family(TST), "my new nephew", Clarence Campbell. As Founda, I welcome you to the ministry. Thanks Vikki, for deciding to bring him to a rehearsal, he is a perfect fit.

Clarence Campbell said on Jun 18, 2013 9:39 AM

Ms Jackie Smith, words cannot truly express how truly blessed I am 2 be considered being apart of such a true, loving and totally blessed group of people. Since Day 2 of meeting me u have made feel welcome and truly a real member of YDM! If it wasnt 4 God blessing me with my wife (Vikki) and her dragging me at 1st with her to the rehearsals then i never would have even considered....But U and the choir members have accepted me & made me feel so loved and blessed just being able 2 b in u all's presence. Thank U 4 making me feel special everytime we're 2getha! Thank U from the bottom of my heart, this means alot 2 me, more than u can imagine

Tricia Smith said on Jun 13, 2013 10:05 AM

I am looking forward to meeting and worshiping with you on Saturday at Rose of Sharon B.C. in Alexandria, LA.

Ms. J said on Apr 11, 2013 11:19 AM

Day 3: Sitting @ home, hungry, a good friend did a good deed by stopping by & bringing me lunch, I returned the deed and paid for both. There is something to the theory, if you do good, good will come back to you.

Shapale Wynn said on Apr 10, 2013 11:49 PM

Good Deed or Random Act of Kindness: Yesterday while at a Restaurant paying for my food, I paid for the person in line behind me as well. They were extremely shocked and Thankful, and it felt good to know that I showed kindness toward a stranger just as Jesus did/does. There really is a Blessing in Giving to others!

Vikki Wilson said on Apr 10, 2013 6:59 PM

My act of kindness for 4/10/13 was: When i pulled in the parking lot of HISD i got out of my car and was headng to the entrance doors, me and another driver cane to these doors at the same time and this particular bus driver always looks mean, and seems to me as if she has a problem with me, so i opened the door and let her walk in 1st and she didnt even say Thank-You but i wanted to be really mean, so i sucked it in and ask God to 4give the lady (she's alot older than me, so....) my respect goes along way!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ms. J said on Apr 10, 2013 4:30 AM

Day 2: Today I helped a loved one difuse a situation that would have gotten ugly any out of control. Kris, Koya, Sidnee & Ms. Amandia, I see you, continue to do good, not bcuz God will do good for you( AND HE WILL), but the Jesus in you, may be the only Jesus they see. Let's keep up the good work(2 days & counting)!

koya udechukwu said on Apr 10, 2013 1:09 AM

My great act of kindness today i allowed two passengers to ride the bus free today on a lightrail only tkt...for metro's hundredth-million rider rail day.....oopsss!!!!

Sidnee Land said on Apr 10, 2013 0:10 AM

I go to the vending machines at my school alot because I don't eat school lunch but every time I .there is always a kid asking people for their change, most times people say no to him so today I gave him a $10 bill because I knew he didn't have any money, he looked at me like are you really giving this to me, lol not everyone has a good home to come to and not every one knows how their going to get there next meal you never know how doing something good will pay off one day.

Amandia Wright said on Apr 9, 2013 11:38 PM

I was leaving for lunch and a coworker expressed to me that she was hungry but didn't have any money. I left went to Chipotle and brought lunch back for her. She was very thankful that i bought her lunch.

Christopher Buchanan (Kris) said on Apr 9, 2013 11:10 PM

Day 2: I reminded my facebook and twitter followers (friends) that we are blessed, to think positive, and told everyone to have a TERRIFIC Tuesday. :)

Christopher Buchanan (Kris) said on Apr 9, 2013 11:06 PM

Day 1 (Mon, 04/08/2013) I wished a very close friend a Happy Birthday and expressed how much I appreciated them being in my life & that I love them. *Love is no good unless you give it away!*

Ms. J said on Apr 9, 2013 9:56 AM

YDM is on a 21 day Campaign to "Do 1 good deed a day". Today, I asked a waitress for a cup of ice, when she brought it , she asked if I like to eat ice. I told her not anymore & I shared with her when I did eat a lot of ice, I was anemic. She asked what should she do, I told her first, make an appointment to see your doctor and second, go to Walmart(my fav store) and get some Ferrous Sulfate(iron tablets). The waitress thanked me over n over. She was very appreciative of the info I gave her. KINDNESS, pass it on!

tamika gilbert said on Apr 2, 2013 7:54 AM

I saw one of the members the other day it brought back so many good time I just want you to know that I will be at the next event. May god always bless you.

Vikki Wilson said on Mar 26, 2013 9:37 AM

When i met my coworker which is YDM's M.O.M.(Minister of Music) he always had some engagement to perform at, I questioned what had is interest like that, and he said "Jackie Smith & YDM". This went on for awhile and during 1 of our lil mid afternoon lunch runs he said if you are serious and don't mind praising God through song and praying come audition. I was nervous and prayed that Ms. Jackie would let me join. I got accepted January 18, 2013 and from that point on I made a vow to myself that I will be a very good choir member and i will do as aked , but most of all sing my heart out! Since joining YDM, I can truly say that I have joined the best choir Texas has to offer. Mrs. Jackie is very serious about the ministry but heart is of gold, i've met some very fun spirited people and I am 1000% glad that i am apart of a wonderful organization. I pray that we will continue to sang and always give God the glory & praise and to just let people know....our rehearsals are not like no other! We (YDM & Mrs Jackie) are truly soldiers for Christ. Im so glad to be a member. I really wanted this opportunity and I pray God will continue to give me the strength to keep going to rehearsal, singing engagements and singing for HIM. Thank You Jesus for blessing Mrs Jackie with a vision.......and she included me into it...Thank You for this much needed part of my life. "Im determined to go hard & strong as long as My God keep on blessing me to be a real good alto" (lol)

Tracy Harris said on Dec 17, 2012 11:14 AM

I was truly blessed on 12-14-12 @ Riceville Bapt. by your amazing voices...TOTALLY ANOINTED!!!

Min. Kevin U Hines said on Nov 21, 2012 12:40 PM

When I tell you this here Jackie Smith & YDM is a true blessing!!! We just celebrated our 8th Year Anniversary and I pray that in this New Year of 8 we experience God like never before, New Favor, A New Anointing, New Vision, New Walk In Christ, New Blessings, New Destiny, New Finances, New Doors opening, New Attitudes, New ZEAL, New Praise, New Worship and New Members!! I prayt that The Founder is Blessed, Healed, and walking in the Favor of the Lord, I pray that God you keep her in perfect peace, let no hurt harm or danger come nigh her, protect her.. I pray that you Bless YDM with everything that we need heal our bodies, keep in good health. You your WORD say we can call those things that be not as thou they were so LORD I CALL OUR LONDON TRIP PAID FOR IN JESUS NAME we will not go in debt and they will be no lack need or want in none of our households In Jesus Name And it is so and so it shall be!!!!!!!!!!!

Koya Udechukwu said on Oct 31, 2012 4:15 AM


Reunion Ministry Nationwide Gospel Concerts said on Oct 4, 2012 7:19 PM

God bless your ministry

Gracie (Roberson) Flemon said on Oct 3, 2012 8:26 PM

Hello Ms Jackie, It's wonderful to see that you are yet singing for the Lord. You don't personally know me but, I remember you when you first started out as Jacikie Smith and Divinity. I used to work with Ms. Marsan Taylor who at that time sang w/ your group. I purchased your group's 1st CD which was GREAT!. You were awesome then and you're still awesome now. May God continue to Bless you and be in whatever you do.

Weezy or as Jackie would say "LOU" said on May 5, 2012 5:41 AM

YDM, yall must know that I love you dearly. Ive only missed one (1) of your anniversaries since your existence and that one was not by choice. As once spoken, I will always support you and be a part of you. YDM is a wonderful group of young anointed singers and are doing a fine job in their gospel music ministry, cause I know Ms Jackie wouldnt have it no other way. So keep on singing, trusting in God and behaving yourselves cause if you dont, I know Jackie well, she will be on yall case like -"White on Rice". Much Love and see You Soon!!

Michella said on May 2, 2012 4:53 AM

OUR 2012 TOUR IS IN 23 DAYS!!!!

Sean Atkins said on Apr 13, 2012 1:11 PM

Just stopping by to say I loveeee you my YDM family .... But more love to ms. Jackie <3

Min. Kevin U Hines "Buddy" said on Oct 14, 2011 8:04 PM

Well it has been 3 YEARS since I was forced into YDM and I must say I am Thankful for Ms. Jackie forcing me into the ministry (lol). I have been apart of some Great singing ministries, but YDM is the GREATEST! Not only can these group of Young People sang you under the pew, we are a Group of anointed People who can pray for you, fast for you and laid hands on you in a minute. I really saw my YDM Family differently when I was going thru my illness, they prayed me thru it and walked with me all the way, encouraged me when I discouraged and built me up when I was tore down !!!! Ms. Jackie I KNOW YOU MAY NOT BELIEVE ME OR SEE IT BUT I LOVE YOU AND APPRECIATE YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE AND ALLLLLLLLL THAT YOU DO. YDM lets keep going from MUSIC 2 MINISTRY LOVE YALL AND IT AINT NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.

Kay Kelley said on Oct 12, 2011 7:21 AM

Well, Well, Well.....! Where Do I begin....! YDM came about in my life at the age of 16 and I am now 24yrs old! I've seen and witnessed a lot from the birth of this ministry! This Ministry not only developed my gift of singing but gave me a LOVING, SPIRITUAL FAMILY I can truly call my own! The FAMILY I didnt just see at rehearsals or engagements; but the FAMILY I could call on anytime of the night...trips where we all camped out in ONE hotel room of thirty people just laughing at each other all night....Supporting each others' individual Church functions.....EVERYTHING....The Key elements in the art of Working TOGETHER are how we deal with CHANGES, how to deal with CONFLICT, and how to reach our POTENTIAL and YDM has stood the test and had our share of Ups and Downs! But Thank GOD we made it...! And To Ms. Jackie, who is MY SPIRITUAL Mother, I love you for all you done not just with the ministry; But for ME!!! You say all the time at engagements that we are your CHILREN (without the D) and you really don't know how much we LOVE you!!!! YDM, as Pastor Pam has Stated, is a Peculiar Group that no man ;not even SATAN can Destroy...! Say what you wanna say but don't mess with no one in this MINISTRY because United we stand; Divided we Fall....! Coming together is a BEGINNING, keeping together is PROGRESS, and working together is SUCCESS!!!! Favor Aint Fair.... P.S. Ms. Jackie can I have $2 off my dues for this looooong Love Yall!

Louis J. Lucas said on Oct 7, 2011 11:05 PM

I've just joined YDM and I'm so excited to be apart of such wonderful group of people filled with hearts of praise!

Christie Brooks said on Oct 4, 2011 9:50 PM

I love yall!!!!

Shapale Wynn said on Sep 26, 2011 7:22 AM

Hey YDMMMMMMMMM!!!!! I have been apart of this wonderful ministry for only 9 months, but you all have received me with open arms. I have 20+ new brothers and sisters! I thank God, for our founder Ms. Jackie Smith, and each and every member. I'm so excited for our future, and can not wait to see what God has in store for us! Expect The Great! I love ya'll....."Whitley" LOL

Michella Songbird Boyd said on Sep 21, 2011 8:23 AM

I AM PROUD TO SAY I HAVE BEEN APART OF JACKIE SMITH AND YDM FOR ALMOST 6 YEARS COME JANUARY. I love this ministry so much not only are you my friends but you are my family!!! When Im sad i think about our good times that we all have had together you mean more than just the world to me! God is going to bless us as we bless others with our gifts! I love you all YDM!!!!! I LOVE YOU TOO AUNTIE JACKIE!!!

Lady Robinson said on Sep 16, 2011 4:02 AM

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! YDMMMMMM you guys are the best group of young people I have ever worked with yall know my saying I dont like kids. To Ms. Jackie the best founder ever been working with her 20yrs she doesn't keep up mess and she stops mess when it happens. LOVE YOU GUYS

Terrel said on Sep 5, 2011 8:10 AM

So in love with my ministry!!! I have never met such anointed individuals anD as a group the anointing exceeds all expectations!!! Yes Lord YDM is what it's all about when comes to brotherhood,sisterhood,unity and MINISTRY!!!!!!! I love YDM!!!!!

Alicia Walls said on Jun 5, 2011 11:05 PM

Hi guys! It is so wonderful that someone still understands the value of our young people. We need them! They are our future! And if we don't teach them, we have no future. Ms. Jackie, I stand in support of this great effort. Thank God for u and your work for the Kingdom! Remember, you are loved, blessed, and appreciated. Much success : ) Alicia Walls

Louise Reed said on Apr 10, 2011 1:23 AM

YDM you have my blessings. I have always supported you and haven't missed an anniversary yet. My love and support is forever with you dear-hearts.

koya udechukwu said on Mar 2, 2011 0:40 AM


Jaye Smith said on Feb 11, 2011 3:08 PM

I like it

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