“But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’” —Matthew 19:14

Preschoolers are a unique and wonderful gift from God, and we believe that they are an integral part of our church family. Our preschool ministry seeks to nurture the growth of preschoolers and offer love and support to their families during these important years.

We desire to provide children with a loving and caring environment so they can learn of God, the wonderful world God created, and God’s love for them. Our mission is to share the message of God’s love, and through this message develop in children a young faith that can grow in the knowledge of God and God’s special plans for each life.

We strive to provide many opportunities throughout the year for children to learn, serve, and experience worship, as well as special activities for preschoolers and Kindergarten students that create an atmosphere of fun and learning with friends. Information about these special events is posted by semester below.

We hope you will visit our Preschool Ministry page often for the latest information about special events and happenings for your family!


Baby Dedication

Baby dedication is a special part of worship at First Baptist. We take seriously our responsibility to love and care for children, as well as to support and encourage parents in the ministry of parenting. If you would like us to recognize your commitment to raising your child in Christian community, please call 864.984.7500 to get details from our staff about baby dedication.

Weekly Programs

Sunday School, Kids on Missions, and Preschool Choir

In the fall and spring, each Wednesday, from 6:00 – 7:00pm, we offer Preschool Kids on Missions and Preschool Choir for children who are 2 to 5 years old. Our 2 & 3 year olds group together and are in one activity while the 4 & 5 year olds are in another. At 6:30pm, we flip our groups in order to provide age appropriate times of learning and singing. Our Wednesday evening classes meet on the 2nd floor, preschool hall.

Nursery is offered for children under 2, whose parent is leading in a class or attending an adult Bible Study.

Parents & Families


Strengthening and supporting families is a priority in our ministry. Ask one of our staff members or volunteers about upcoming family programs or resources available for parents, preschoolers, and families.

For more information regarding our Preschool or Children’s ministry, email Elizabeth Franklin or call 864.984.7500.