Thank your for your interest in Kidz Rock!
What are we about?
Kidz Rock Ministries exists to help KIDZ surrender their lives to Christ and to Raise them up to share Christ with other children in the community. We want them to Obtain a strong walk with Christ and Commit to use their talents and gifts for Him. We want to produce a strong group of young Christians who Know Christ on a personal level and impact the future for Him.
Who are we?
We have a heart for Children’s Ministry
Mike Summy is the Children’s Pastor at Hyland Heights Baptist Church. He has been attending the church for 25 years and has been on staff since 1998. Mike believes that children are the future and that it is essential to provide quality Christ centered programming for the children of Hyland Heights.
Other members of our KIDZROCK crew include Theresa Peterson who oversees our Preschool and Carmen Kerr who manages the Nursery.
For Children age 3 – 6th grade.
The purpose of Sunday School as defined by our teachers is to introduce children to Christ, to help those children in their daily walk, and to teach them how to not be ashamed of Christ.
For children age 1st – 6th grade
The goal of 252 is to provide an environment to learn about God in an exciting and fun way. First through Fourth Graders attend a service that uses puppets, videos, games, object lessons, music, and stories to teach Biblical principles.
Sunday Morning Nursery
Children under 3 years old.
Your children will get the care they need and enjoy great ministry and fun! If you have any questions concerning nursery you can contact Carmen Kerr at 821-6906.
Awana meets from September till May. Kids are involved in Games, Music, Bible Memorization, Counsel Time, and lots more! Find out more about Awana at www.awana.com.
Lots of Fun! Mega Sports meets from June till August and is on Wednesday nights. Kids learn sports skill in
Basketball, Cheerleading, Flag Football, and Paintball.
His Kids Club
His Kids Club is a special program for preschoolers that runs through the summer. The children enjoy Bible lessons, crafts, and snacks.
The aim of Church 56 is to encourage the older kids to go deeper in their walk with Christ. Through the use of praise and worship, games, lessons, and breakfast, the kids are pushed and challenged to find what it truly means to carry the name “Christian.”
When Do We Meet?
Every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the 56 Spot.
We meet periodically on Sunday nights for food, fellowship fun, and great Bible study. We discuss things that 5th and 6th graders deal with, and help them to cope with these issues in a Godly way.
Myrtle Beach Trip
Thanks for your prayers for us as we traveled to Myrtle Beach with our Church 56 kids. We have an awesome week down there and had a lot of fun times. Several of the preteens allowed God to make changes in their lives and we even had two children accept Christ as their Savior. Special thanks to all of our adults who were such a big help on the retreat.
Mike Summy - Children's Pastor
Mike is the Children’s Pastor at Hyland Heights Baptist Church. He has been attending the church for 25 years and has been on staff since 1998. Mike has been married to his wife Amy since 1998 and they have three children, Christian, Amber, and Brennan. Mike is 1995 graduate of Liberty University where he earned a degree in elementary education. In December of 2008, Mike earned his masters degree from Liberty Baptist Theological seminary. Mike believes that children are the future and that it is essential to provide quality Christ centered programming for the children of Hyland Heights. His hobbies include traveling and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Besides being the Children’s Pastor, Mike is also an adjunct professor at Liberty University and a part-time consultant for Standard publishing.
Stephen Lipka - Preteen Coordinator
I'm Stephen Lipka, I have been raised in 3 countries and 2 states through out my life. I have found my calling in life, to preach and teach kids about what God has done for me and what He can do for them. I went to school at Liberty University studies in Biblical Studies specializing in Children and Youth Ministries. I love working with the 5th and 6th graders of HHBC, and making an impact in their lives. My wife and I live in Rustburg, with our lovable dog Tucker. Outside of Church I enjoy spending time with my family, being bald, traveling and turning a wrench on my car.
Nathan McMurray - Children's Ministry Assistant
Studying Criminal Justice and Child Psychology at Liberty University. Someday I want to work with troubled children and youth in wilderness intervention and rehab programs Served in the Army for 7 years and did two tours overseas in Iraq. I absolutely love the children of HHBC and it is a complete honor to be a part of the awesome children's ministry program we have. I Love sports(Steelers, Duke, and the Braves), the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing, and shooting.
Carmen Kerr - Nursery Director
Carmen has served as the Nursery Director at HHBC since June 2005 and coordinates all childcare at the church. She has a B.S. degree in Business from Liberty University. She and her husband Jay have been married for 19 years and attending HHBC for over 20 years. They have 3 sons, Brandon, Jacob & Tyler. Carmen enjoys reading, running and spending time with friends and her family.
Doreen Close - Children's Sunday School Director
Doreen Close was born and raised in Salem, Ohio. She graduated from Heidelberg College with a B.S. degree in Education. She currently teaches 6th & 7th grade Language Arts at Altavista Combined School. She absolutely loves kids and enjoys being the Preschool Director for HHBC. Doreen married her high school sweetheart, Dave, and they have been married for 20 years. They have 2 active boys, Tony & Arren. She enjoys spending time with her family & friends, visiting relatives, and going on vacations!