ELEVATE SBC Youth Ministry

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts.
Use them well to serve one another. 1 Peter 4:10 NLT

Our Goal

We mold spiritually, emotionally, and socially well-rounded children in a safe, fun, and nurturing environment. We prepare them for the world around them while keeping them grounded in the Word of GOD.


Youth Director – Toya Badie

Youth Recognition

Every 2nd Sunday is Youth Sunday and we recognize Youth Achievement during worship service. We are proud of all our children and would like to celebrate them. Fill out the attached form and return it to youthministry@sbcelginil.org.

Click here for Recognition form


As a member of Second Baptist Church, the Youth Ministry would like to assist your preparation for life beyond high school. We are here to provide guidance as needed. We have church members that have years of experience in assisting students and parents prepare for and transition into college, military, or into the workforce. Secondly, the program is intended to keep you engaged in church participation and fellowship with your peers. We will meet quarterly with sessions on different topics in person or via Zoom often with guest speakers. Students are encouraged to submit topics for discussion.



Divine Movement

Divine Movement is a ministry that allows youth to express themselves through Praise and Worship Dance while elevating praise to glorify the Lord. Under the Leadership of LaVelma Cunningham. Choreographers – Tammie Asare, Lorelle Boyd, & Scheneka Ashford. Emily Tessema – Assistant


Practices are currently suspended.

S-Step Drill Team

What is the SBC Drill Team?

A location where the youth can congregate to exchange ideas of expression. The Drill Team creates unique routines based on precision dance movements and marching accuracy. Through rhythm, sound, and dance, the Drill Team works to visually articulate the word of God. Providing a safe and comfortable space for all who partake. Under the leadership of Dante Leveritte. Chante Wilson – Assistant


Practices are currently suspended.


Young Men aged 13+

      Learn about who God is and how he cares for us

      Volunteer to Participate ministry events, scripture reading and prayer.

      Demonstration of Leadership

      Demonstration of Responsibility



Basketball Camp

Enjoy a fun and athletic morning with Rev Thompson and volunteers learning  and practicing basketball skills and drills. Lunch is served and there are awards.

August 2021

Our SBC teens have taken an active interest in social justice. In June, they held their own “Our Lives Matter” Protest on the church grounds following the murder of George Floyd. A video was also produced so their voices could be heard over social media as well.

As a follow up to their work, the ministry was awarded the Fierce of Urgency Now grant from the Grassroots Grantmaking Design Team (affiliated with the Grand Victoria Foundation) to fulfill a Black Lives Matters project in Elgin. The project is the Our Lives Matter Literacy Campaign. Be on the lookout for more information. We are proud of our teens for taking a stand in what they believe in.

Teen Summit

Teen Conference for 13+ including an outing, workshops, praise & worship, lunch, guest speakers, and more! No parents allowed! No topic off limits.

More Youth Involvement

  • Nursery
  • Children’s Church (6-12yr)
  • Youth Orchestra
  • Precious Praise
  • T.E. Bedford Choir
  • Youth Praise Team
  • Jr. Ushers
  • Sunday School

We also sponsor:

  • SBC Hot Wheels
  • Youth Explosion
  • Essay Contests
  • Teen Netflix Party w/ Sunday School
  • Feed My Starving Children
  •  Vacation Bible School