Girl’s Outing Spring 2017

On April 1, 2017, CTL hosted it’s Teen Girls Day Out.  We jumped for joy at the Sky Zone Trampoline Park, and then headed over to the Golden Corral Buffet & Grill for an all you can eat dinner.  It was such a delight.  While breaking bread we had plenty of time to fellowship, create new relationships and to enhance existing one.  Our teens also heard an awesome testimony from Min. Necia Stallworth the author of the book Throw Away.

Finally everyone in attendance was given a gift which included a pair of diamonds ear rings to reflect who they are to God.  Diamonds cut from the Master Diamond, Jesus Christ.  We had a great time and can’t wait for our next CTL’s Teen Girls Day event.

Christmas 2016

On Sunday, December 18th, we had the pleasure of gathering for a Christmas celebration filled with food, fellowship and gifts. Thank you to all of those who served and made our time together such a blessing!

Thanksgiving Tournament 2016

On Sunday, November 27, 2016, six teams engaged in our Second Annual Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament & Awards Ceremony.

Bulls vs Pacers 2016

On Saturday, October 29th, we had a wonderful time cheering on the Bulls as they faced off against the Pacers.

Back to School 2016

On August 21, 2016, just before the young ones return to school, CTL provided book bags, stocked with school supplies to CTL youth members. Approximately 50 students were blessed to receive some of the tools that will help equip them in their preparation for entering the new school year.

Girls Night In 2016

On August 19, 2016, CTL's pre-teen and teenage girls from ages 11 to 15 came together for our first annual Girls Night In slumber party. There was plenty of pizza, swimming in the pool, pampering each other with facials and nail painting, popcorn, chips and dips, candy, games, lots of Girl Talk and just plain fun. We stayed overnight at one of the luxurious Hilton Hotels in downtown Chicago where we bonded and created everlasting memories of Christian Sisterhood!

Graduation Celebration 2016


On June 26th, CTL celebrated our 2016 graduates. From kindergartners through high schoolers, every graduate was presented with a certificate of honor and a bag of gifts. Also participants in our iHoop4Christ Basketball program were awarded MVP (Most Valuable Person), MIP (Most Improved Person) and All Star medals for off-court leadership, dedication and scholastic achievements during the corresponding school year.

It is our belief that what happens on the court starts long before a basketball is ever picked up. It begins with the shaping and strengthening of character.  Our deepest desire and heartfelt goal is to instill in each of our youth godly character, a winning attitude, and solid leadership skills, with the intent to build up strong, courageous and bold warriors for the Kingdom of God. In sports, one will win some and lose some, but in life, CTL’s youth will always be winners!

Christmas Care 2015

We had the pleasure of serving the youth of our community through Christmas Care 2015, an event that allowed us to not only distribute presents that had been so graciously donated, but to provide Barber & Salon Services from licensed professionals who considered it their ministry and pleasure to do so. We just want to say thank you to all of those who supported the event and made it such a success!

With Gratitude,
Pastor Aldridge