Reverend Carmen Young made her transition on April 2, 2012. Rev. Carmen, as she was affectionately known, was the founding minister of Divine Truth Ministries. Her calling was to share the teachings about the Divine Presence, God, as the only Power in the Universe. She taught her students the technique of affirmative prayer that acknowledged an indwelling God as the Source of all Good. Rev. Carmen was born on January 9, 1919, in Kingston, Jamaica as the only child of Edith and George Rust. She had a passion for learning about spiritual ideas and laws and studied hundreds of books by such authors as Charles Fillmore, Ernest Holmes, Neville, Joel Goldsmith, and Emma Curtis Hopkins. Carmen was able to channel this love for reading into her work as the owner of a New Thought bookstore and ultimately serving as Assistant Minister to her good friend, Rev. W.B. Goodison-Orr aka,"Goody" at the Unity Church of Jamaica in Kingston. She later moved to the United States and settled in Atlanta, Georgia, where she served as Associate Minister at Hillside Chapel and Truth Center under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Barbara King for over 20 years. Rev. Carmen's family consisted primarily of the many students whose lives she touched throughout the years. She extended her deepest blessings and friendship to Michele Kow, Jennifer Mahon, and Reverend Marilyn Odom. She is survived by numerous cousins and friends. We will always remember her favorite expressions, "Go with the flow, baby," "Peace and love," and "Bless, bless"! The Celebration of Life Service for Reverend Carmen Young will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillside International Truth Center, Inc. Hillside is located at 2450 Cascade Road, SW Atlanta, GA. Bishop Dr. Barbara L. King, Founder/Minister and Reverend Marilyn Odom officiating. Express condolences at

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  1. Aunt Carmen:
    We will always remember you as a very loving, kind and spiritual human being. You cared for us, you cared about us and we miss you terribly. Go with God and rest in peace, until we meet again.

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