In loving memory, Rev. Edward Young 1935 – 2020, father of CWA CEO and President, Penny Nance. 

A special message from Vice President Mike Pence:

Dear Penny,
I know how much your dad meant to you, and I’m grateful I had the privilege of visiting with him just last year at Concerned Women for America’s 40th Anniversary Gala. Psalm 34 tells us, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted,” and I pray that you, your mom, and your entire family sense God’s comfort and closeness in this difficult time. My deepest condolences once again.

Vice President Mike Pence

“The CWA Board of Trustees would like to encourage our CWA family and friends to give a memorial gift in honor of Penny’s dad. This is a thoughtful way to not only honor Pastor Young’s legacy but also to show our appreciation and love to our CEO, Penny Young Nance. Please consider a gift to CWA today.”
Linda Murphy, Board Chairman

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Rev. Edward J. Young
On the evening of July 29, 2020, Reverend Edward J. Young went home to meet his Savior due to complications from pneumonia. His final moments were spent just as he wanted, peacefully reading the Psalms with his daughter, Penny, and in prayer. He died as he lived, without fear and in devotion to Jesus Christ. “Eddie” Young served as Senior Pastor to four Free Will Baptist churches over 51 years. Until his death he served as volunteer Air Force chaplain to the Army National Guard and the Army Reserves for over 30 years attaining rank of Colonel. He also served as volunteer chaplain for the Cocke County Fire Department for a decade. He is survived by his wife Mona R. Young and his children James Young (wife Patti Young) and Penny Young Nance (husband Will Nance). He was the grandfather of four children and the great grandfather of four children.