Des1re Student Ministry

Des1re Student Ministry focuses on ministering to and meeting the needs of all our students from 5th grade to 12th grade. It is made up by two primary ministries. Des1re Youth for 7th-12th graders and Club 56 for 5th-6th graders.

Des1re Youth

Des1re Youth ministry is designed so our teenagers (7th-12th grade) can meet weekly for a fun, exciting, and relevant youth service that focuses on challenging teenagers in their daily lives. This service is planned with the intention of encouraging, motivating, and inspiring young people to overcome the challenges they face in life and to make a difference in the world they live in through Jesus Christ! All of our youth services are relevant to the searching teen, understandable to the new believer, and challenging for the mature believer.

Throughout the week youth meet in small groups called Life Groups. Life Groups provide a community experience where teens can share what is happening in their lives and hold each other accountable for following the Bible lessons learned in their weekly Wednesday night service.

Times and Locations for each campus are listed below.

Club 56 (5th & 6th Graders)

Club 56 is a ministry just for 5th & 6th graders.  Because we know that kids at this age are trying to figure out whether they are children or pre-teens, our Club 56 leaders work hard to create a “cool” atmosphere in the context of a very safe and protected environment.  Their leaders and pastors teach them an age appropriate message and then the young people are challenged to talk through how to apply those biblical principles to their lives in small group discussions.

Club 56 meets during all weekend worship services. Students join their parents for the music portion of the service and then are dismissed during the video announcements where leaders take them to their designated ministry area.

Club 56 also has periodic outreach events, parties, field trips, games, crafts and other fun experiences centered around 5th & 6th graders.


Des1re Youth Events

Club 56 (5th & 6th Graders) Events

Meet Our Staff

Kenner Campus

Des1re Youth
3550 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70065
Wednesday – 6:30pm-8:30pm

Michael Breedlove
Michael BreedloveYouth Pastor

Mandeville/Covington Campus

Services Coming Soon

Patrick Eagan
Patrick EaganCampus Pastor

Metairie/New Orleans Campus

Des1re Youth & Club 56
2001 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA 70001
Activity Center
Wednesdays – 6:30pm-8:00pm

Allen Barrera
Allen BarreraYouth Pastor

Lower St Bernard Campus

Youth Life Group
5709 E Judge Perez Violet, LA 70092
Wednesdays – 7 pm

David Gonzalez
David GonzalezCampus Pastor

River Parishes Campus

Des1re Youth
3400 U.S. 51, Laplace, LA 70068
Tuesdays – 7-8:30pm

James Fletcher
James Fletcher Youth Pastor

Slidell Campus

Des1re Youth
57030 Allen Rd Slidell, LA 70461
Wednesdays 7pm to 8pm

Sidney Hidalgo
Sidney HidalgoCampus Pastor

St. Bernard Ninth Ward Campus

Des1re Youth
7500 W Judge Perez Dr., Arabi, LA, 70032
Tuesday at 7 pm

Trevor Truitt
Trevor TruittCampus Pastor

Westbank Campus

Des1re Youth
1104 Terry Pkwy, Terrytown, LA 70056
Tuesday 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Claude Williams
Claude WilliamsCampus Pastor


We require all our leaders and volunteers who serve in KidZTown/Des1re Youth to complete an Application and Background Check. If you have spoken with a KidZTown/Des1re Youth staff member and they have given the approval for you to volunteer in the KidZTown/Desire Youth Ministry, please complete the Application and Background Check.

Volunteer Application Form