This is the story of Jaylon Verser, a young man who grew up in the Upper Room’s Programs.
Tell me about your experience at the Upper Room when you where a kid.
“I don’t think most kids had the experience that I had growing up in the Upper Room. When I started at the age of 5 at St. Louis Church, the morning drop off spot was up the stone steps and into the sanctuary. I remember having classes on the balcony! Ever since then I’ve always attended the after school and summer program with the Upper Room until I graduated from the program in 2008.”
What is one of your favorite memories as a child being in the Upper Room program?
“Wow! That is a difficult question. I’d have to say it was the day I met my best friend Antonio Westley at Church of Christ back when Mr. Waddy was the site director. I’m not sure what it was about that first day, but everything about that day and the program would turn out to be funny. It was even funny when we’d get in trouble!”