Who We Are

Llewaylyn ‘Lyn’ Lanier, Sr.
Academy Director & Founder
Mr. Lanier is a retired Mobile County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officer, a former certified Public Safety Officer, a former juvenile detention facility Special Education instructor, a licensed minister, and a U.S. Army veteran with experience as a Commissioned Officer, Airborne paratrooper, Communications-Electronics Officer, Personnel Clerk, and enlisted soldier. Mr. Lanier earned an Associate of Science Degree from Utah Technical College in Saint George, Utah. He later attended Utah State University, the University of Utah, and the University of South Alabama. He graduated from Mattie T. Blount High School, Prichard, AL, and is a native of Mobile, Alabama.
Johnny “Larry” McMillan
Johnny “Larry” McMillan serves as Treasurer of the Board of Jubilee Youth Services Leadership Academy. As Treasurer, Larry McMillan is responsible for managing, reviewing, and auditing financial records. Larry is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer. As a Chief Petty Officer, he managed and supervised the operation, repair, and maintenance of weapon data systems. Larry presently works as a Procurement Analyst and writes and manages prime government contracts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of North Florida at Jacksonville, Florida. Larry McMillan is a Minister and enjoys teaching bible classes, coaching, and working with youth programs.
Betty Cattrell
Betty is a highly accomplished individual with a successful career as a Senior Branch Office Administrator and Limited Partner at Edward Jones. In her free time, Betty showcases her talents as a classical musician as a current member of the Mobile Opera Chorus. Betty is happily married to Paul and together they have a beautiful family of four adult children and four grandsons. Betty was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and has had the opportunity to live in various states and cities across the country, giving her a diverse and well-rounded perspective on life.
Amy Waldrop
Administrative Assistant
Amy Waldrop is the administrative assistant for J.Y.S.L.A. She has a family consisting of two boys, Hayden, who is 7 years old, and Nolan, who is 5. Mrs. Waldrop is responsible for homeschooling her children and has been happily married to her husband for 12 years. She values her family and friends and has a strong LOVE for the Lord, which is of utmost importance to her.
Gregg LaGrant George
Board Member

The Trane Co. Lexington Ky. – 32 Yrs.in Manufacturing – Retired Supervisor Grace Bible Church, Mobile Alabama – Deacon (since 2018)

My desire to serve our community, especially the young men, has lead me to JYSLA. Being new to the Mobile area, this Organization has enriched my life with godly leaders who are living proof of the innumerable life possibilities that await our future citizens / leaders. I’m excited to be a part of this great opportunity.

My wife Mary of 37 yrs. and I are Lexington Ky. natives and high school sweethearts. We have 3 adult children : Devin, Brennan and Mackenzie, mother of our 1st Grandchild!

JYSLA Gregg LaGrant George
Jefferey Robbins
Board Member

Mr. Robbins is Sales Leader with State Farm Insurance Company. He leads a team of 52 agents along the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Mississippi. His responsibilities include growing the territory, recruiting new agents, and Training and Developing agents.

Mr. Robbins earned a Master Of Science Degree in Business Management from American College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina.

Mr. Robbins is a member of the American Red Cross, South Alabama Region, and serves as a Board Member and Diversity Chairman.

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Teresa V. Lanier
Board Member
Mrs. Lanier is a native of Prichard, AL, and a graduate of Mattie T. Blount High School in Prichard, AL. She received an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Bishop State Community College. Mrs. Lanier earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, in 2015. She is also the recipient of a Certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader. Mrs. Lanier is an ordained minister and works with the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs as a Care Giver Support Coordinator.
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Robert H. Mudd, Jr.
Board Member
Mr. Mudd is a seasoned trial attorney, licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama, including the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Mudd has more than 30 years of legal experience protecting clients’ rights in personal injury, worker’s compensation, probate litigation, and other legal matters and have tried both jury and non-jury trials. Mr. Mudd is a member of numerous legal organizations to keep abreast of the latest legal developments in his practice areas, including the Alabama Trial Lawyer’s Association, Mobile Bar Association, and the State Bar of Alabama.

Our Statement and Purpose

We exist to teach, train, equip, and develop boys (8 to 13) from a Biblical worldview into strong, confident, and compassionate young men.

We are committed to growing young men who understand their purpose and are prepared to speak the truth in love. Remain steadfast and unmovable in their faith, and stand firmly against the present tidal wave of cultural and moral perversion.

Encourage young men to declare that truth is absolute. God is relevant in every situation, Biblical morality, and Chivalry is not obsolete, and striving to live a life of scriptural excellence is still the highest standard of achievement.

We Live by 16 Values

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