iHoop4Christ Fall Thanksgiving Tournament



Congratulations to the CTL Royals. They did it again.  They are the winning Fall 2021 Champs.  The CTL Warriors are the 2nd Place winners.  Congratulations also to the CTL Eagles and Lions for great performances.  The Thanksgiving Tournament was a success.


Thanks to Deacon Jayvaughn Rice and Brother Davontay Hill who did an outstanding job organizing this event.  Thanks to our coaches Tony Brown, Hunter Beck and Chris Stevenson.  Also, a special thank you to our Administrator Min. Chelsea Beck and to Jeanette and Jada who took the videos and pictures and help to serve the food.  Thanks to all of you who participated and showed good restrains and played hard.

iHoop4Christ Summer Tournament

Congratulations to the CTL Royals!.  They are the winning Summer 2021 Champs.  They were undefeated coming in at 2 and 0.  The CTL Lions were the 2nd Place winners with a 1 and 1 record.  Congratulations Lions.  The Tournament was a great success and we thank all of our players for making it a fun time for everyone.


We would like to thank Deacon Jayvaughn for his leadership and rallying the players.  Also, thanks to Minister Chelsea, Coach Hunter, Coach Tony, and Coach Chris who coached the winning Royals.

Neighborhood Back To School Fest

CTL in collaboration with The West Englewood community was blessed to sponsor a neighborhood fest. There were pony rides, bouncy houses, a petting zoo, free food, activities, and free book bags with school supplies. The Jesse White Tumblers performed and did an outstanding job.


Lincoln College Tour

CTL was invited to tour Lincoln College in Lincoln IL.  They sent a luxury bus to pickup us up for the 3-hour trip.  After lunch, we toured the campus including various dormitories, lecture halls, the academic training center, book store, library, the cafeteria, as well as the gym, and the newly remodeled exercise and weight room. It was a delight to learn the school’s history and its’ relationship with President Abraham Lincoln.


We were honored to meet President Dave Gerlach as well as the school’s extraordinary staff.  Thank you again Lincoln College for your kind hospitality and the opportunity to visit your campus.

CTL 2021 Teen Summer Program

CTL sponsored its first 2021 Teen Summer Program for teens between the ages of 12 and 15.  There were five teens from Chicago and two from St. Louis.  The teens attended a Coding training program 3 days a week for 1 ½ hours each day.  For the remainder of the day the teens received biblical and life skills training.  They heard from various guest speakers who taught on the importance of making positive choices, keeping a written journal, preparing for high school, and entering the workforce.

The teens received a stipend of $75 per week for 6 weeks. The final week was a week of fun and fun indeed it was.  On day 1 of Fun Week, after eating a meal at Taco Bell, the teens spent hours at the Urban Air Trampoline Park.  Later that evening, the teens enjoyed dinner at Raising Cane.  Day 2 began at Round 1 and ended with dinner at the Olive Garden Restaurant, and finally, on Day Three, the teens were treated to gourmet popcorn at Nuts on Clark, lunch at McDonald’s, they figured out the Amazing Maze at Navy Pier, hung out at the lake and finally went to see the White Sox play the Kansas City Royals.


All in all, it was an eventful six weeks and an amazing fun week. Thanks to Pastor Aldridge, Dr. Paula Williams of Unstoppable Extended Hands, Code Crew of Memphis, TN, and all of our faithful contributors, who made this program possible for our teens.

Back to School 2019


During our 2019 Back to School Giveaway, we were blessed, with over 150 people in attendance, to give away free book bags with school supplies, provide free dental exams (with cleanings and fillings as needed), free eye exams (with free glasses as needed), and free haircuts for boys and salon services for girls.

There were also five tables of giveaways to support households in the West Englewood community. Over 500 sports items were given away including such items as brand name sneakers, socks, hats and designer apparel. Additionally, some of our families were blessed to receive gift vouchers to purchase school uniforms and accessories from a Uniform Store.

The kids had a great time with many games and prizes. And finally, in an effort to put a few dollars into some of our teens’ pockets, 10 teens were able to work the event and receive a stipend. All Glory to the King of Kings!

Mothers and Daughters Brunch 2019

We had a delightful time with our 1st Mothers’ and Daughters’ Brunch. The room was breathtaking and the mothers were as beautiful as they could be. We gathered for food, an awesome word, fun and fellowship. God showed up in a glorious way touching hearts, minds and bodies with His healing and deliverance power. Hallelujah!

Basketball Tournament 2019

On Resurrection Day, CTL hosted its iHoop4Christ Basketball League Kickoff entitled “He’s Alive”. For 3 Weeks, King of Glory Tabernacle Church attended with its 2 teams KOG EAST and the KOG KINGS for a round of organized basketball. The CTL Royals, The Eagles, The Lions, and the Warriors stepped out in newly designed uniforms, each in one of our church colors. It was a great success and we had a glorious time celebrating our Savior’s Resurrection and fellowshipping in His grace.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CTL ROYALS for taking 1st place in our IHoop4 Christ Basketball league kickoff tournament. The Royals are the 2019 Spring Champions. These Blazing Moses - Royals took the tournament undefeated.

Hooray Royals!!

Christmas Care 2018

Hallelujah, Christmas Care 2018 was a great success. CTL gave away over 800 gifts to our members and more. We were blessed to serve dinner as well and give away laptop computers to faithful families representing 10 kids in all. The youth walked away with bags loaded with such items as speakers, headphones, smart watches, cell phone accessories, coats, hats, scarves, gloves, pajamas, cologne, shirts, jogging wear, toys and more. A special thanks to all the volunteers who came to serve. Thanks to all who gave toward this event, from turkeys to catering services, decorations, etc. And finally, a sincere heartfelt thank you to the Loomis family for their generous donation.

Back to School 2018

CTL’s annual back to school Giveaway was a great success. We were blessed to give away 100 book bags with school supplies and more. Some received free dental exams, cleanings, and fillings. We were also able to bless 30 boys with free haircuts. A few of our teens worked the event and got paid for 6 hours of service. And there was lots of food, fun, and fellowship.