Thomas’ life story is one of intense pain and rejection, but ultimately redemption by the grace of Jesus Christ. Following an abusive childhood and growing years that included alcoholism, depression, and thoughts of suicide, Thomas gave his life to Christ by a friend from church who showed him the difference between religion and a relationship. There are aspects of Thomas’ past that are very relevant to the struggles of today’s youth.
Having been changed by Christ, Thomas is now the founder and president of the evangelistic ministry Young Endeavors. In addition to speaking at various youth events nationwide, Young Endeavors also produces Bible study literature for teenage students.
Young attended Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Seminary. He and his wife Erin have three children: two daughters, Morgan and Claudia Faith, and a son, Graham.