HUMBLE – Recently, Pastor Timothy Sloan of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church “The Luke”, had the opportunity to baptize his daughter, Soren Grace. Family, friends and members of “The Luke” all gathered around to witness this most spiritual occasion. The baptismal took place at the Main Campus located at 2380 S. Houston Ave., 77396. African-American News & Issues congratulates young Soren for being baptized into the body of Christ!
Pastor Sloan is a native of Sherman, Texas. He received the Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Morehouse he appeared in the television documentary “Malcolm and Martin: The Story of A People” hosted by Louis Gossett, Jr. He was also a Chapel Assistant for the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel. In a tradition established by Dr. King, a Morehouse alumnus, he was selected to deliver the Annual Senior Sermon to the Morehouse student body.
He remains adamant about being well prepared for ministry. He received his Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He has studied law at Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, as well as South Texas College of Law in Houston. While at Rutgers he served as a law clerk in the law office of Crawford and Associates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and later as an intern with the Harris County Attorney’s office in Houston. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree in Transformative Leadership from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. His doctoral dissertation is entitled: Transformative Leadership in the African-American Church toward a Holistic Ministry. He has also done post-graduate studies at the University of Oxford in Oxford England and The American University in Paris, France.
Upon graduation from seminary, Dr. Sloan relocated to Houston and soon thereafter began serving as the Minister of Human Service Programs at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church under the pastorate of the Reverend William A. Lawson. He later joined the staff of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) as Director of Interfaith Relations. In May of 2002, he was called to serve as the Senior Pastor at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Humble, Texas, affectionately known as “The Luke.” Under the leadership of Dr. Sloan, St. Luke has grown from 300 to over 5,000 members, highlighted by the recent construction of a brand new worship campus. St. Luke is a growing and vibrant congregation committed in ministry to the total person through spiritual development, social witness, economic empowerment and health awareness.
Dr. Sloan currently serves on the Advisory Board of the NAACP to develop the HIV/AIDS Faith and Social Justice Manual. He has also served on the Board of Representatives for CanCare in Houston; the Advisory Boards for the YMCA Kingwood Branch and the Faith Initiative for the Points of Light Foundation; as well as the Board Directors for Metropolitan One Church One Child, Inc. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.