Children & Youth

Children and Youth Ministries

Young People Connecting with One Another, the Church,  and God!





  • Sunday School - Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. at Sloan’s NJB Helping Hands Center

  •  J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) – Children and Youth Choir serves on the 3rd Sunday of each month

  •  Ushers – Children and Youth Ushers serve on the 4th Sunday each month


Sloans' 2019 Observance of MLK Day

"Children's Moments" presentation took on an added focus as a result of preparations by Ms. Janet Willis and Ms. Deborah Anderson.  They designed and prepared a "TIC TAC TOE" display board of photos and info about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Prior to their Sunday's lesson, children & youth were provided study sheets with highlights from Dr. King's life.  This proved valuable and heightened their engagement in the MLK presentation.  At the conclusion of their session, all of the children/youth participants were presented MLK Activity Books, MLK pencils, and MLK bookmarks.  Everyone was inspired to "keep the dream alive"!






 The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Highlights to Reflect Upon”


  •  Martin Luther King, Jr. had the same name as his father.  He was born January 29, 1929 and grew up in Atlanta, GA.  At birth, his given name was Michael King, but in 1934, his father changed his own name to Martin Luther as well as his son’s name.

  • He finished school at age 15 and entered Morehouse College.  He received his Ph.D. from Boston University IN 1951.

  • MLK’s teachings of love and peace were influenced by Gandi from India.

  • MLK led the Civil Rights Movement peacefully and non-violently.

  • In 1955, Martin led the Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus.

  • In 1960, Martin became the co-pastor with his father at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

  • MLK led the March on Washington in August of 1963 where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

  • In 1963, Martin wrote his famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” after his arrest during a peaceful protest.

  • MLK was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and was named “Man of the Year” by Time Magazine.

  • President Lyndon B. Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act in 1964, prohibiting the creation of unjust laws that segregated people.

  • MLK was shot and killed by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee as he stood in the balcony of the Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968.

  • On November 2, 1983 -  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was proclaimed a federal holiday by President Ronald Reagan.  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was first observed in 1986 and was observed “nationwide” for the first time in 2000.

  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was dedicated in Washington,  D. C. in 2011.

  • Martin’s family consisted of his wife, Coretta Scott King, and his children MLK, III – Dexter – Yolanda – Berniece.  His wife and daughter (Yolanda) are deceased.

The Dream Lives On – Through YOU!!!




The 2018 National Observance of Children’s Sabbath

“Realizing Dr. King’s Vision for Every Child: Lives of Hope, Not Despair”

is uniting people of every faith across our nation

in speaking out and acting to

end child poverty
end immigrant family separation
end gun violence

so that every child

may live a life of hope, not despair




  • Every 2 seconds during the school year a public school student receives an out-of-school suspension.

  • Every 9 seconds during the school year, a public high school student drops out.

  • Every 24 seconds a child is arrested.

  • Every 64 seconds a baby is born without health insurance.

  • Every 75 seconds a baby is born into extreme poverty.

  • Every 4 minutes a child is arrested for a drug offense.

  • Every 23 minutes a baby dies before his first birthday.

  • Every 32 minutes a child or teen is killed by guns.

  • Every 3 hours and 33 minutes a child or teen commits suicide.

  • Every 5 hours and 33 minutes a child is killed by abuse or neglect.

  • Every 11 hours and 8 minutes a baby’s mother dies due to complications from childbirth.  







 Pastor Herb leads “Salt Culture Ministries, a new age ministry founded on Matthew 5:13 - “You are the salt of the earth.  But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?  It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”  Pastor Herb believes that the church should be “salty”.  It is the job of the church to spread flavor in the earth.










Ms. Bonita Billings, Coordinator of Children’s Ministries

Coordinators of Youth Ministries:  Ms. LeKrystal Williams, Ms. Breorna Wyatt, and Ms. Joan Baxter

Spiritual Support: "Satan Wants Your Children"

Spiritual Support:  "10 Scriptural Affirmations for Students"

Spiritual Encouragement:  "My Testimony"


Special Events 

"A Sunday of Blessings" - Back To School Sunday

Sloan Salutes its Graduates

Student Honor Code