Timothy W. Sloan is a native of Sherman, Texas. He received the Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Morehouse he appeared in the television documentary “Malcolm and Martin: The Story of A People” hosted by Louis Gossett, Jr. He was also a Chapel Assistant for the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel. In a tradition established by Dr. King, a Morehouse alumnus, he was selected to deliver the Annual Senior Sermon to the Morehouse student body.
Dr. Sloan is adamant about being well prepared for ministry. He received 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, New Jersey, as well as South Texas College of Law in Houston. While at Rutgers he served as a law clerk in the law office of Crawford and Associates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and later as an intern with the Harris County Attorney’s office in Houston. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree in Transformative Leadership from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. His doctoral dissertation is entitled: Transformative Leadership in the African-American Church toward a Holistic Ministry. He has also done post-graduate studies at the University of Oxford in Oxford England and The American University in Paris, France.
Upon graduation from seminary, Dr. Sloan relocated to Houston and soon thereafter began serving as the Minister of Human Service Programs at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church under the pastorate of the Reverend William A. Lawson. He later joined the staff of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) as Director of Interfaith Relations. In May of 2002, he was called to serve as the Senior Pastor at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Humble, Texas, affectionately known as “The Luke.” Under the leadership of Dr. Sloan, St. Luke has grown from 300 to over 5,000 members, highlighted by the recent construction of a brand new worship campus. St. Luke is a growing and vibrant congregation committed in ministry to the total person through spiritual development, social witness, economic empowerment and health awareness.
Dr. Sloan currently serves on the Advisory Board of the NAACP to develop the HIV/AIDS Faith and Social Justice Manual. He has also served on the Board of Representatives for CanCare in Houston; the Advisory Boards for the YMCA Kingwood Branch and the Faith Initiative for the Points of Light Foundation; as well as the Board Directors for Metropolitan One Church One Child, Inc. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Dr. Sloan is blessed in marriage to Sonya M. Sloan, M.D. an Orthopedic Surgeon. They have two beautiful daughters, Sarah Julia and Soren Grace and one son, Timothy John. They both take joy in the fact that they share in common occupations that focus on healing.
Sonya M. Sloan is a native of Denison, Texas. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. In 1992, she gained national attention as the first African-American Homecoming Queen at Texas Tech. She was an entrepreneur and owner of “Not Just Coffee.”
Dr. Sloan received her Medical Doctor degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. Upon graduation from UTMB, Dr. Sloan accepted a residency position in surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She was the first ever African-American female surgical resident in the history of Baylor College of Medicine. After a year of surgical residency, Dr. Sloan became the first African-American female Orthopedic Surgical resident at Baylor College of Medicine. She has completed several research projects in Orthopedic Sports Medicine (published) and a joint venture with NASA, Johnson Space Center.
Dr. Sloan is the First Lady of “The Luke,” St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Humble and involved in the implementation of a Faith Based Health Initiative for her church and community. She has served as a Medical Board Advisor for the Houston Area Urban League, Inc. on the Community based Diabetes Education and Prevention Program “Lift Every Voice.” She serves as Vice President on the Board of Trustees for Roz House (a transitional living facility for women). She is a public speaker for health and empowerment for women. Dr. Sloan has also served as a volunteer physician for the Tom Joyner national initiative – “Take a Loved one to the Doctor Day.”
Dr. Sloan is the founder of AAA-CP (African American Association for Christian Physicians) as well as ME & WE, Inc. (Motivating and Empowering Women to Excel). Dr. Sloan is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Mary Susan Moore – Black Female Physicians and multiple academic societies. She currently is the servant leader for The Luke Women’s Ministry.
Dr. Sloan is blessed in marriage to the Rev. Dr. Timothy W. Sloan and has two beautiful daughters, Sarah Julia and Soren Grace and one son, Timothy John.