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When Gloria D. Young went through Assemblies of God World Missions pre-field missionary training she looked around the conference and didn’t see anyone else who looked like her. She noticed lots of white people, a few Hispanics, a smattering of Asians. But no African-American missionaries at the 2006 event.

Young asked Rick Johnson, AGWM director of Personnel and Member Care, about the lack of diversity. Johnson admitted that, although there had been black missionaries in the past, none existed at the moment.

Young’s missionary quest began much earlier….

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