Dale and Michelle

Dale Young answered the called to be a pastor in 2002 and has been following that calling ever since. For the first 15 years of his ministry, Dale served as a youth pastor, first in Mississippi and then in Texas. In January of 2018, God laid it on Dale’s heart to plant a church in the Atascocita/Humble area. After much prayer and many conversations with trusted mentors and friends, it became clear that planting this church was indeed God’s calling.

Dale has been happily married to Michelle Young since June 7th, 2003. They have three beautiful children: Ethan, who is 11 years old and started middle school this year, Charlotte (Charli) who is 10 years old and is in the 5th grade, and Ryann, who God brought to their family through adoption, is now 2 years old and an amazing addition to the Young family.

Dale loves being a pastor and has a strong passion to reach people for Jesus and lead them through discipleship and into a missional lifestyle that unites with the vision for the Emet Church.



  • Favorite book of the Bible? John
  • Favorite secret movie? Mary Poppins
  • What quirk do you have? I have to brush my teeth before I get in the shower.
  • What’s the most annoying question you get asked? So, you are really a pastor?
  • If you could do missions anywhere you wanted, where would it be? My heart is in Guatemala with the people and work I’ve been a part of for the last seven years.
  • If you could pick one super power, what would it be? Time Travel
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Jedi (The force was strong in me.)
  • Favorite TV Show? Friends