Committing Faith in Public Podcast with State Senator George Young, Sr.

State Sen. George Young

The Rev. Dr. George Young, Sr., is well known to Phillips’ audiences as a double alumnus (master’s and doctoral degrees), adjunct instructor, and former trustee. In addition, we know him as a long-time pastor who cultivated links between the congregations he served and the civic community.

When Dr. Young retired from pastoral work, he took up another form of service. He was elected to the Oklahoma State House and then to the Oklahoma Senate. In this podcast, George talks with Gary Peluso-Verdend about his career, the transition from pastorate to legislature, and what it is like to represent his constituents at this time in the state’s life and in troubling times for the causes of equality, justice, and a healthy democratic society.