On Saturday morning, January 9, 2010, at the final plenary worship service of the inaugural Festival of Young Preachers, 95 young preachers were publicly and formally inducted into the Academy of Preachers. They constitute the Charter Members of the Academy and will forever hold this distinction; as of January 2014, 425 Young Preachers have preached at a National Festival of Young Preachers, forming our core AoP membership.
Other young preachers who participate in subsequent National Festivals of Young Preachers are also inducted into the Academy of Preachers. As part of this induction ceremony, all participants in the service affirm our convictions through the reading of the Covenant of Gospel Preaching, a frameable copy of which is given to each Young Preacher.
* Designates members of the inaugural Young Preachers Leadership Team who were unable to participate in the inaugural Festival of Young Preachers but were nonetheless received as Charter Members of the Academy by virtue of their service throughout the year.