Youth Ministries


Drill Team (ages 12-18)

Promotes the latent talents of youth through artistic performance while serving as representatives of Christ; creates a bridge of understanding between people of other beliefs, customs and ideas. Visit us at For bookings, call 455-1000, ext. 355.

Practice Location and Times

  • Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (October - March)
  • Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 PM (April - September)
  • Open to new members (October - January)
  • Practice sessions are held at the ENCAP Bldg, located at 2406 Fowler Avenue
  • Advisor: Phyllis Hicks
    Leader: Jeffrey Riggs

Generation of Praise Youth Choir (ages 12-20)

Lifts up praise to God at Salem services and at other events upon invitation; teaches youth the joy of ministering in music and raises up the next generation of musicians and choir members.

Schedule: Rehearses Thursdays, 8:00 PM; ministers on 3rd Sundays
Director: Linda Breakfield

Vacation Bible School

Provides creative learning opportunities for children and adults, to study God's Word and fellowship in age-based settings.

Schedule: 3rd week of July
Leader: Marsha Hall

Girl Scouts (ages 5-12)

Educate young girls in the area of scouting. Promote Christian values and character, goal setting, and community service. Offer periodic field trips and other special events.

Schedule: 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 11:00 AM
Leader: Beverly Green
Asst. Leader: Denise Cobbs

Pastor’s Honor Roll (Youth and Young Adults)

Encourages academic excellence by recognizing young people for high academic achievement and scholarly potential.

Schedule: Sunday services, quarterly
Leader: Education Advisory Council

Productive Futures (ages 13+)

Prepares teens and young adults to make career decisions and to pursue higher education and/or full-time ministry; Partners with local employers to offer jobs to aspiring young adults; includes job readiness training, resume writing, scholarship application, and ACT and SAT testing.

Schedule: varies (open to youth and parents)
Leader: Education Advisory Council

Education Advisory Council

Consists of professional educators who consult with the Youth Pastor and youth leaders to ensure excellence in Salem's youth- oriented ministries; also educates and motivates parents to become more involved in children's academics and spiritual life.

Schedule: varies

Young Life (ages High School)

Young Life is an outreach based ministry to high school age youth throughout our community.

Young Life doesn't start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don't happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.

A Party With a Purpose (Club)

What is it about Young Life club that makes it the best night of the week for thousands of kids every week? We like to think of it as a party with a purpose. It's controlled chaos that's almost impossible to describe, but kids know it when they see it. And before the party ends, we share a simple message about God's love for them. After all, that's what the celebration is all about.

Every Monday Night at 7pm to 8:30pm
Director: Pastor Lamar Pringle
Contact: Shyra Lemons

Tribe of Judah “Praise” (ages 12-19)

Tribe of Praise is a Bible Study Component of Salem Youth ministry. This is not your “typical” Bible Study, as we use Multi-Media, talk about Music in our Di-Section of current songs and the meanings behind them. We talk about God in modern terms and in ways that youth can apply biblical teachings and principals in their everyday lives.

We meet weekly for kids who wish to learn more or grow in their faith through study, service and leadership. Leaders also encourage these kids to celebrate their faith through participation in Salem’s various Drama and Arts ministries.

Director: Pastor Lamar Pringle
Ministry Leader: Bethany Carlson