“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 and Preschool Music

Due to COVID-19, our 4 and 5 year olds meet for a Sunday school lesson and music each Wednesday afternoon from 4:30pm-5:15pm.  Masks are strongly encouraged to keep our families and volunteers safe and healthy.



Nursery during Worship

Nursery is provided for children ages birth to three during our 9:30am worship service only each Sunday.  Our nursery is located on the 2nd floor, preschool hall.  Our 4 & 5 year olds join their families for worship each week.  Currently, our worship service lasts 30-40 minutes and Extended Session for 4 & 5’s is currently not offered.  We love having children join us for worship!

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.