An African proverb states that it takes an entire village to raise a child. We accept our responsibility as part of that village and do our part to “train up a child in the way they should go”. We act in partnership with God to shape children’s character and empower them to reach their God given destiny. ImagiNATION Ministry will provide a fun, safe & Christ-focused environment for children to begin to understand Christian fundamentals – like prayer, bible study & worship.
Security is important to us – so we have the full support of our Security Ministry and Child Security volunteers. Dedicated ImagiNATION servants will be there week after week to care for your child at ImagiNATION experiences. We utilize a state-of-the-art check-in system that ensures a safe environment for your child and allows for easy drop-off/pick-up for parents. All ImagiNATION staff and servants are dedicated to fulfilling our mission, which is: "partnering with parents to provide our children with the skills, experiences and resources that will enable them to grow into the people that God created them to be."
ABOUT OUR CHILDREN'S PASTOR
Dr. LaKeisha Cook
Dr. LaKeisha Cook is a two time Summa Cum Laude graduate of Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia from where she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor concentration in Religious Studies, and a Master’s of Divinity. She also earned Master’s in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
She recently completed her studies at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio where she earned her Doctorate of Ministry degree as a Gardner C. Taylor fellow.
Born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, LaKeisha was licensed into the gospel ministry at the Antioch Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of Pastor William Thomas, Jr. From 1998 to 2001, she served as the Youth Minister at Mount Hope Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia where the Pastor is Dr. Raymond Bell.
In the summer of 2001, Pastor Cook joined the pastoral ministry team of First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona as the Minister of Children, Youth and Young Adults. Additionally, she is the founding pastor of the Imani Community Church of Tempe, Arizona. She has one son, Jonathan and one daughter, Amaya.