Fruitful Living Leadership
Fruitful Living is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will.
Manatha Young is a child of God, wife, mother, certified life coach, mentor, and minister of the gospel.
Manatha's God-given passion is to inspire, uncover gifts that lie dormant within, nurture creativity, and equip lives for greatness that will ultimately impact the world.
She is married to Frank Young, her loving and supportive husband. They have five daughters: Kimora, Brielle and Briyanna (twins), and Saniah and Janiah (twins).
She is the Founder and Director of Fruitful Living and This Place, ministries created to empower seeds of destiny that generate fruits of greatness at every age and juncture of life through motivational speaking, life coaching, conferences, seminars and workshops.
Manatha has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC.
During her college years, she became an active member of AmeriCorps participating in intensive service to meet the critical needs of the community. This venture ignited her passion for helping at-risk children. It gave her the opportunity, freedom and creativity to tutor, mentor and develop enrichment programs for youth of all ages.
Manatha received her ministerial license from The Park Ministries (Formerly University Park Baptist Church) under the leadership of Bishop Claude R. Alexander, Jr. on March 31, 2001.
Manatha has worked in corporate America as a Marketing professional for several years where she planned, organized, and executed marketing campaigns with the goal of increasing product and service awareness, sales, profits and brand loyalty.
This accumulated wealth of knowledge and myriad of experiences has established her as an organic voice of truth for authentic individual development through the gift of teaching that spurs others on to greatness.
Her scripture of meditation this season is John 15: 16 -17
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.”
Tamiko was apppointed to serve as Administrative Assistant and Event Day Coordinator.
Tamiko is a powerful prayer warrior, with a heart of gold, and a genuine love for peope. There is never a stranger in her presence.
She is married to Tyrone Dixon, they have two amazing children Xavier (16) and Xaria (12).
Tamiko is currently working towards her ASL certificate, where she will use her anointed hands to help deaf and hearing people to communicate with each other,
In her spare time, she enjoys creating unique masterpieces, home decor, inspirational stationary and special gifts to brighten up the lives of others.
Favorite scripture: Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."
Youth Leader & Event's Coordinator
Kimora was appointed to serve as Youth Leader & Event's Coordinator
Kimora has a gentle spirit and a heart for youth. She is passionate about helping others and radiating postivity everywhere she goes. Kimora also loves to craft in her spare time.
Interesting Fact: She has two sets of twin sibblings which places her right smack in the middle.
In her words: "Goal: Glow up mentally"
Favorite Scripture: Matthew 6:31-34 NKJV (Do not worry, God's got it)
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Ministry Event's Coordinator
Kristina was appointed to serve as Event's Coordinator.
Kristina is the mother of four beautiful children Derrell, Aniya, Aaliyah, and Santana. She is the daughter of Pastor Sarah Campbell and Novell Campbell as well as Joseph Spears. She is currently a resident of Gastonia, NC but was born and raised in a small country town in Bunnlevel, NC. She is very passionate about God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost as well as people. Her passion for people led her to open a non-profit 2 Kris’s Korner INC. where she works to equip, embrace, and extend help and services to those in need.
Favorite scripture: Matthew 5:14-16 NLT
which says 14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.