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.