Youth Action Ministry


Leader: Elder Larry Brannon and Jena Brannon Ages: 2-12 Ministry focuses on the development of children to be active participants in their local church and community. Sunday children’s church services are specifically focused on introducing the Bible and God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost to children. Hands on activities are used to enhance worship services such as puppetry, performing arts, and games, as well as outreach ministry events, outings, and social activities.


Leaders: Candace Ott Ages: 18-24 Collegiates for Christ is a ministry that was formed in the late 70’s to support and encourage college students throughout their academic year. Collegiates for Christ is committed to promoting education and assisting students in their spiritual and intellectual development. Who are Collegians for Christ? • College level students ages 18-24 • Individuals interested in promoting or obtaining higher education • Individuals who has a desire to mentor high school and college students • Individuals who want to encourage others to excel spiritually and academically, intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally, and economically.


Various Youth Leaders Ages: 3-12 and 13-18 Midweek Bible study for children and teenagers. Homework, tutoring, and study sessions. Exploration and discussion of current events that impact the lives of young people with support of Biblical principles.


Deacon John Ott Ages: 8-18 Teaches boys about the importance of serving the church and community. Instruction of preparing the church facility to be used for worship services, church decorum, ensuring the safety and comfort of those attending worship services, assisting the pastor with leading worship services, accountability of service offerings and other church worship related needs.


Leaders: Missionary Jennifer Boyd Ages: 7-18 Our goal is to train our youth in the ministry of the Lord by servicing one another. They are taught the values and meaning of being an usher in the House of the Lord so that their service is rendered with joy. Our youth learn humility, care and other valuable principles as they work alongside one another and respect each other. Courage and leadership skills are developed and strengthened as the Junior Ushers learn to interact and conduct themselves in a public and corporate settings. Our motto scripture can be found in Prov 22:6.


Leaders: Evangelist Sarah Byrd Ages: 8-18 Liturgical praise dance and flag and banner bearers. Encourages the use of biblically based worship forms as part of our daily interaction with God. Preparation for leading liturgical worship during church services.


Leaders: Kenyeta Ott (director); LaShanda Ott-Wagner (assistant director) Ages: 13-25 The Youth Choir is used to help develop the musical gifts of the young people, as well introduce them to how music is incorporated into the worship experience. Young musicians, singers, and directors are given the opportunity to develop their gifts within this youth ministry. The Youth Choir sings a combination of praise and worship songs. Youth Choir rehearsals are scheduled to convene on Saturday afternoons at 1 o’clock p.m.. All choir members are encouraged to attend rehearsals from the beginning until the end. We seek and welcome members who are committed to living a saved life and who will commit to rehearsals and services as scheduled. We want members that have a heart for the church and for the music ministry.Follow the Youth Department on Facebook 

St Luke Church of God in Christ

914 North Orleans | Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: (312) 266-7258

Bishop James C. Austin, Senior Pastor

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