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: Sister Phyllis Hicks
Leader: Brother 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: Sister 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: Sister 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: Sister 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 (High School ages)

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.

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