“Let the little children come to me, and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
Ministry to Children

First Baptist Church (FBC) warmly welcomes children and families. Psalm 127:3 tells us that “children are a heritage from the Lord.” It is our goal at FBC to create a safe and loving environment in which the children entrusted to our care are able to learn about the character of God, discover biblical truth, and see what it means to follow Jesus Christ.  While the responsibility for the spiritual instruction of children is given by God primarily to parents in the context of the family, the church should be a useful partner in both equipping parents in doing such instruction and in proclaiming the gospel to those children when they are with the church body.


The kids ministry of First Baptist Church exists to glorify God by:

  • Supporting and encouraging parents, who are primarily responsible for teaching biblical truths to their children (Ephesians 6:4).
  • Making the whole counsel of Scriptures known to children with a special emphasis on the gospel (Deuteronomy 6:6–9Romans 1:16–17).
  • Praying for the children and relying on the Holy Spirit to regenerate their hearts through the faithful teaching of His Word (Romans 10:17Ephesians 2:4–10).
  • Living faithfully before the children and modeling for them how Christians are called to respond to God, and interact with others, and the world around us (Matthew 5:161 Corinthians 11:1).
It is our hope that our children, who are precious, being made in the image of God, and yet spiritually dead, are presented with the glory of God in Christ through the Bible and won by saving grace through faith in Jesus. Then, having received new life as young believers, grow and mature in their faith in Christ to the point of willingly and joyfully laying their own lives down for the sake of others, whether children or adults, whether across the street or around the world, so that all people everywhere will come to know and delight in God. This rugged, God-entranced, Bible-saturated, Christ-exalting faith of the child will hopefully fuel a passion for Jesus and a zeal for missions that will, Lord willing, be unquenchable and unending.

We offer classes and care for children during our Sunday School Hour (9:30am–10:15am). The core curriculum for all our classes is from Truth78 (formerly Children Desiring God). All classes begin with a time of singing.

Nursery (Ages 0–2): This class is a structured nursery environment where basic child care is provided in a safe and secure environment. There is a short lesson read and Bible songs are sung in an age appropriate manner. **Nursery is also available during the morning worship and afternoon services.**

Pre-School and Kindergarten Sunday School Class (Ages 3 – Kindergarten): This class focuses on a combination of free play, a short structured lesson, and related activities.

Elementary Sunday School Classes (1st – 6th Grades): These classes uses the same core curriculum as the preschool and kindergarten class but is taught in a manner more appropriate for older children. The lessons are presented using a variety of engaging formats.