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What Is TYC and Youth Alive Ministries?

Youth Alive is a diverse organization formed as a subsidary of Bahamas Faith Ministries Group of Companies International. Youth Alive has been highly involved in revolutionizing the way that teens see church and Christianity. Youth Alive is lead by Pastor Dave Burrows a.k.a. "Davy B" or "The  Ruffneck Pastor".

About Pas. Dave Burrows

Pastor Dave Burrows affectionately known as "Davy B" or "The Ruffneck Pastor". was born and raised in The Bahamas, Dave Burrows grew up as a troubled teenager on the streets of Nassau. He spent his teen years as a rebellious youth involved in the street world of drugs, violence and crime.

After several close encounters with the law, Dave through the influence of his brother-in-law Pastor Robyn Gool, accepted Christ and went on to graduate from Oral Roberts University.

He later worked for the Bahamas Government as a senior Officer in the Ministry of Youth and Sports where he orchestrated a number of highly successful programs for youth. Dave is currently Youth Pastor and president of Youth Alive Ministries. Through the years Dave has revolutionized youth ministry in the Bahamas and many areas of the world through a variety of unconventional programs that have impacted, gangs, drug users, troubled youth as well as everyday young people. His methods and down to earth approach have earned him the nickname "The Ruffneck Pastor".

Pastor Dave travels, locally and internationally as a conference speaker, motivating youth, churches, youth ministries and school groups to reach another level in Christ. He as been a speaker at Crenshaw Christian Center (Dr. Fredrick Price), West Angeles Church of God in Christ (Bishop Charles Blake), Victory Christian Center (Pastor Robyn Gool, North Carolina), Calvary Revival Center (Pastor Courtney Macbath, Virginia), Oral Roberts University as well as churches and conferences throughout the Caribbean and America. He has been also been a speaker for international youth organizations Christ For the Nations and Youth With a Mission. He has authored eight books including Sex & Dating, Making the Most of Your Teenage Years, Strategies for Saving the Next Generation and Talk to Me and hosts TV and radio programs including "The Ruffneck Myxx" and "Effective Youth".

Pastor Dave has appeared on many television and radio programs including programs hosted by TBN, Richard Roberts (Hour of Healing),  Armstrong Williams, and TD Jakes (Potters Touch). Pastor Dave is also a contributing writer for the national Christian Magazine "Sharper".

In addition to his ministry work, Dave Burrows is also an avid businessman as the owner of Megabyte Computers, One Rib Publishing Company and Tech TC, a computer and technology training center. His wife Angela ministers along with him and runs the family businesses. Pastor Dave & Angela have two children, Arri and Davrielle.

Youth Alive Ministries offers:
· weekly "friday night live" fun, bible teaching and youth training sessions.
· monthly "super sunday" youth spiritual growth meetings.
· "stagez" - a program on Sunday mornings for teenagers 13-15 and 16-19.
· missions to various islands and countries as a group and in conjunction with Youth Missions organizations such as Teen Mania.
· Special events including “OPERATION BURNOUT” and “CHRISTIAN YOUTH TALENT JAM”.
· PROFESSIONAL YOUTH WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS such as , "Extreme Leadership", "Sex and Dating", “Conflict Resolution” , “Parents & Teens”, "Conflict Resolution" and "Strategies for Saving the next Generation" , geared towards teens, parents, youth workers, pastors and young adults, these events involve drama, music and multimedia presentations.
· Drama, music and a variety of artistic expressions as a means of sharing the gospel and providing alternatives for today's youth.
· Television shows "talk 2 me" & "Effective Youth" & “Ruffneck Myxx Video”
· Outreaches to schools, parks, streets, malls and foreign countries
· Radio show "The Ruffneck Myxx"
· Concerts featuring contemporary Christian music artists

Of course we would be remiss if we did not mention “YOUTH ALIVE”. YOUTH ALIVE is a week long conference for teenagers held in Nassau, Bahamas. It is by far the largest youth conference in the Carribean, attracting thousands of young persons from throughout north America, the Carribean, Africa, and the United Kingdom. Youth Alive combines powerpacked teaching from local and international speakers with energetic praise and worship, fun activities, and our world famous Concerts featuring some of the hottest artists in Christian Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop and  R&B

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