West Cancer Foundation
Board of Directors

Pastor Dianne Young

Pastor, The Healing Center

Pastor Dianne P. Young, BA, MCCP, CWC, labored in ministry with her husband, the late Bishop William M. Young at The Healing Center Full Gospel Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, where she is proficient in organizing, unifying, and networking. Pastor Young currently serves as Senior Pastor. Pastor Young attended the University of Memphis, Light University and Tennessee State University. She attended Carolina University where she received her BA and Master Christian Counseling Psychology (MCCP). She received an honorary doctorate from St. Thomas Christian College in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a Certified Wellness Inventory Coach and Certified Marriage and Family Counselor. She is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Pastor Young has preached and conducted many workshops and seminars across the country. She and her husband were co-founders of the National Suicide and the Black Church Conference. The first Conference was held in 2003 with about 50 attendees; it has since grown to over 400 attendees. Pastor Young served on the Board of Memphis Mental Health and as a member of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Planning and Policy Council. Pastor Young currently serves as a member of the Board of Western State Mental Institute (Bolivar, Tennessee), West Cancer Foundation Board and was a Board Member of NAMI Tennessee and now serves as an Advisor. Pastor Young was named WMC-TV5 Hometown Hero in November of 2021. She was recognized by the National Association of Social Workers-Tennessee Chapter, as Public Citizen of the Year in March of 2022.

In 2023, Pastor Young was appointed to the Governor’s Faith-Based and Non-Profit Initiatives Board for the State of Tennessee. In February of 2024, Pastor Young was recognized with the Sigma Rho Lambda Community Service Award by Men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Currently, she is COO, for the Emotional Fitness Centers of Tennessee, the Wellness and Stress Clinic of Memphis and Project Manager, F.A.C.E.S. of Memphis, Shelby County’s Family organization. She served as Customer Service Manager for the United States Postal Service in Memphis, Tennessee, Executive Director of Glorious Future Head Start, and as Administrator of Heavenly Touch Center of Learning. She facilitates support groups, ministerial training classes and individual and marriage counseling at The Healing Center’s Counseling Center and, co-hosts the oldest Christian radio talk show every Sunday morning in the Greater Memphis, Mid-South area: “On The Road To Healing” for 30 years.

Pastor Young continues the work she and her husband, Bishop William M. Young, labored together building a network of saving lives for over 46 years prior to his transition October 10, 2022.


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