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.

Church 252

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.

Awana Clubs

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

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.

Sunday School

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.

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.

Mega Sports

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.

Church 56



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 LOFT.

Core Groups

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

We look forward to traveling to Myrtle Beach with our Church 56 kids.
We will have an awesome week down there and have a lot of fun times.
Special thanks to all of our adults who were such a big help on the retreat.
If you need forms, please clik on the “forms” tab above.

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.

Get Connected!

Michael Summy

Michael 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.

Abby Burnett

Abby Burnett

Children's Ministry Assistant


Doreen Close

Doreen Close

Preschool 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 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 26 years. They have 2 active boys, Tony & Arren. She enjoys spending time with her family & friends, visiting relatives, and going on vacations!

Carmen Kerr

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 28 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.

Theresa Peterson

Theresa Peterson

Preschool Director

Theresa Peterson has been a member for almost 19 years. She has served as our preschool director for 7 years. She realised at a young age the Lord was leading her to work with young children and to study Early Childhood Education. She has been married to Ed for 26 years. Theresa enjoys serving at HHBC, fellowshipping, reading, walking, and travel.

Jon Rice

Jon Rice

Preteen Director



Please contact:

We are 3 miles South of the Lynchburg Airport at 11452 Wards Road.
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