Founder's Week

Founder’s Week Sunday Vesper Service 2023

5:00 P.M. EST

Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
Morehouse College Campus

Supporters are invited to watch the live stream on YouTube and Facebook Live. 

Morehouse started in a church 156 years ago, and spiritual leadership remains central to the iconic institution. Founder’s Week concludes where it started, with a celebration of the Gospel and perspectives on its relevance today. 

Keynote Speaker

The Rev. Timothy W. Sloan ’94, D. Min.
Founder and Senior Pastor
The Luke Church | Humble, TX

Timothy W. Sloan serves as the Senior Pastor of The Luke Church in Humble, Texas. He is a native of Sherman, Texas and in 1994 he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He went on to receive 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 as well as South Texas College of Law in Houston. He received his Doctor of Ministry Degree in Transformative Leadership from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. Upon relocating to Houston, Dr. Sloan began serving as the Minister of Human Service Programs at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. William A. Lawson. He later joined the staff of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) as the Director of Interfaith Relations.

In May of 2002, he was called to serve as the Senior Pastor of The Luke Church. Under the leadership of Dr. Sloan, The Luke has grown from under 300 to over 5,000 members, highlighted by an extensive acquisition of property and the construction of a new worship campus and life center.

He has led The Luke in developing partnerships with national organizations such as: AARP, NFL Play 60, American Heart Association, Dairy Max and the NAACP to meet the personal and corporate needs of a growing faith community.

Committed not only to a local, but global missionary vision, The Luke has directed missionary representatives to South Africa and Haiti. As an ambassador for New Missions, an outreach organization to Haiti, Dr. Sloan is at the forefront of an effort to build schools and churches, educate pastors and provide medical assistance.

Dr. Sloan is the author of Stand: Learning to Lead through Conflict. It is the transparent story of how he led The Luke Church through the turbulent transition from a traditional to an emerging model congregation. It offers a unique and strategic vision to help leaders navigate their way through organizational conflict.

Dr. Sloan has been honored by the Houston Community College and inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at his beloved alma mater Morehouse College. He served on the NAACP HIV Faith and Social Justice Advisory Board and participated in developing a manual to assist faith leaders and churches in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. Sloan is married to Sonya M. Sloan, M.D., an Orthopedic Surgeon. They have three beautiful children: Sarah Julia, Soren Grace and Timothy John.