February 2020, Rev. Johnny Young, was diagnosed with a diverticular bleed. After several scans and 25 blood transfusions he was diagnosed with stage 4 gall bladder cancer. Though it has been a long difficult journey for him and his family, they remain optimistic for his full recovery. Currently he is still very sick. The doctors have suggested that the family include hospice in this journey. After careful thought, the family declined hospice and brought Rev. Young home. At this time he is being cared for by his wife, Pansy, and family. During this time medical bills and personal expenses have continued to climb. The Youngs are asking that you consider partnering with them in this fight for Rev. Young’s life and that he may be able to get the care that he needs medically. The family is grateful for any donation amount, prayers and support.
Rev. Johnny Young is a Community leader, Minister of the Gospel, and Award-winning Barbeque Pitmaster. He and his wife, Pansy are working tenaciously in the neighborhood of 25th Street and Cleveland Avenue of Winston Salem NC. The Potter’s House Family Resource Center, was founded by Rev. Young and his wife Pansy in 1998, a non-profit whose mission is to assist families and individuals in crisis. This ministry provides community lunches for under resourced individuals, provides a clothing closet, prayer breakfast on Sunday mornings, and daily food pantry. They collect back to school supplies and assist with Christmas. Ministering to their community for over 30 years, the Youngs always lend themselves for others. Johnny loves to creating culinary delights and making sure no resident is hungry. His impact is positive in the Northeast Community through his culinary delights.
A professional barbecue Pitmaster, his travels have taken him to several states and allowed him to compete against some of the nations top barbecue Pitmasters. The Carolina Smokin John BBQ Team, John and Pansy, has competed professionally at Kansas City BBQ Societies and North Carolina BBQ Society events.
He has instructed at North Carolina BBQ Society's BBQ Boot Camp number of time. He was a pitmaster that instructed Fort Bragg troups for Operation BBQ Relief's BBQ Basics class.
He has given and given. It's our time to give to his cause.
- Rebecca Symons
- Lucinda Jones
- Otto Harris
- Bob&Susan Richardson
- Adam Beard
Organizer and beneficiary
Winston Salem, NC