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VKMI MOC –Models of Christ Youth Ministry
iServe Youth, Families & Communities by Sowing Seeds and Reaping a Harvest w/Love

MOC Vision: Valley Kingdom Ministries International MOC-Models of Christ Youth Ministry exists to teach our youth how to replicate
the life of Jesus Christ. We achieve this  goal by demonstrating and emulating the light of Christ in everything we do.


MOC Mission: If anyone is going to change the world, it is the next generation. Our mission is To Teach and Train Youth to imitate Christ in all that they do. It is our mission to help young people seek and grow in their faith and give them the tools to share and defend it. We are training up leaders to evangelize and bring other peers to  the Lord Jesus.. 



Latrice Folues

Youth Leader

Latrice has a passion for helping others empower themselves while focusing on their social, emotional and spiritual well-being. Member of VKMI for 15 years. Working with the youth ministry for over 9 years. Lead Servant of Models of Christ e-Teen Ministry.

Latrice is a member of the Tephillah Prayer Ministry. She has a Masters in Social Work and encourages the youth, parents and teachers to emulate Christ.

She believes ministry starts at home first with her natural family which is her three sons; and, then spiritual family which is the youth in the valley. 

She enjoys creating youth curriculums for the Valley and other youth ministries. Her foundation scripture is Ephesians 3:16-21 NLT version.a

Meet Our MOC Team

(all are vkmi certified to teach)

Candace Norwood

Servant Leader

Has been working in the Children/Youth Ministries for over twenty years, beginning with Kara Children’s Praise Dance Ministry and she still volunteers to help out when needed.

Member of the Valley Family for 31 years. and married for 30 years to her amazing husband, Jerrold Norwood. She is the mother of have 4 wonderful children.

Faithful servant for MOC Fruit & Veggie Sunflower Garden (FAVS G) located in the Oak Forest Park District Community Garden. She is using this method to teach the youth about sowing, reaping and harvesting.

Candace’s favorite scripture, Proverbs 16

Odell McCarty

Youth Teacher 1st Sunday

Odell had been a member of VKMI since 1995. 

He joined with his family.

Odell has served in many ministries at the Valley;  Unity Choir, Boys To Men, Singles Ministry and The Men’s Ministry just to name a few.

Odell states that “I have spent over half of my life at The Valley and it has been a great experience.”

Alicia Howell

Youth Teacher 2nd Sunday
She taught Rhema Word for a number of years and is honored to accept the call to the Models of Christ (M.O.C) teaching team.  Alicia is also a member of the Tephilah Prayer Ministry.
Her professional career has been spent as a Higher Theological Education administrator with the goal of analyzing and streamlining systems, protocols and processes. Independent of the Valley, she’s assisted a number of growing ministries with developing and teaching curriculum and administrative practices.
Alicia enjoys encouraging individuals to see and acknowledge God within themselves and within the details of their lives. She is the blessed mother of two sons.

Rashad Nuruddin

Youth Teacher 3rd Sunday

Rashad Nuruddin was born and raised in Dolton IL and  attended Thornridge High school. Rashad graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Rashad is married to his lovely wife Iman and is the father daughter Amina.

Elder Kim Baker

Youth Teacher 4th Sunday

Elder Kim has been set as an Ascension Gift Teacher in Ministry; with spiritual gifts in Teaching and Administration. 

Mentor for high school Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) program for the National Black MBS Association, Chicago Chapter.

Introduced LOT program to MOC.   She is looking forward to launching Kingdom Teaching w/Authority (KTA) to “Teach, Train & Empower.”

Kimberly Baker has been married for 19 years. 

Her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11 

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