About Our Preschool Ministry

i-D59TP3K-2609x1468Our youngest are provided with the best care in order to insure that their first experiences in church are positive. We want them to learn to trust God and the people of God. Preschoolers are provided with constant care and a variety of learning experiences which help them begin to learn who God is and how special they are to God. Children through age 5 are cared for during all church-wide events. Sunday School classes for preschoolers are at 9:15 on Sunday mornings and their locations are on the Nursery Hall and B-wing, A304 and E-332. After Sunday School, preschoolers remain in their rooms where they are cared for by volunteer parents during the worship hour.

As a part of the Extended Session Hour on Sunday mornings, four- and five-year-olds and their teachers attend their own worship service. It is held in the Carpenter Chapel and is led by Dr. Helen Lee Turner. These services include Bible stories, singing and worship education in the observance of the Christian year.

Expectant and new parents are served by Cradle Roll. This ministry makes a connection between the home and the church during this important time. Our beautiful steeple bells peal and play hymns on Wednesday nights to celebrate and give thanks for new births or adoptions among First Baptist members. Family Dedication services are held as a part of the morning worship service. An annual Breakfast for Parents is given to celebrate all the babies born during the past year. Art Experiences for Spiritual Development in Preschoolers, Music Experiences and Vacation Bible School take place during the summer. There are also two specialized weekday education programs: the Infant-Toddler Program and First Baptist Church Kindergarten.


Sunday School: 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Extended Session: 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Worship for Older Preschoolers:10:40 – 11:10 a.m. in the Carpenter ChapelDr. Helen Lee Turner, Worship Leader

Preschool childcare is offered from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday evening in conjunction with First Baptist Greenville’s MidWeek activities.
This annual parent breakfast and fellowship is offered to new and expectant parents.
Taking place over the course of four days each July, Vacation Bible School is a great resource for preschoolers who for have completed a 3-year-old program through 5-year-olds and for younger children whose parents teach in VBS.
Parents are given the opportunity to dedicate their young children during morning worship throughout the year.

The F-200 wing is at ground level, directly across the lobby from the Fellowship Hall. The B-200 wing is directly across the rear drive-through on the ground level (second floor) of the main building. A-304 is up one level, on the third floor of the main building. 

Register for Summer 2019 Activities

Register for 2019-2020 Activities

Preschool Art Experience


Summer in Preschool Ministry

Vacation Bible School for preschoolers was held on Sunday mornings during April and May. We studied the journey of the Israelites as they escaped captivity in Egypt and traveled to the Promised Land. We learned that God is with us in all circumstances....

Created for a Purpose

Created for a Purpose

This year preschoolers in Vacation Bible School learned that God created each of us for a purpose and that God is with us wherever we go and whatever we do. We enjoyed our Bible stories complete with action activities, singing and doing crafts...

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Preschool families gathered at the church Saturday for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. It was a beautiful day for the children, their parents and grandparents. The children enjoyed finding eggs, decorating sugar cookies, decorating wooden Easter eggs, and just playing...

Christmas Ornament Decorating

Christmas Ornament Decorating

On December 9, 2018, at 4:00 pm the preschoolers of First Baptist Church will be decorating gingerbread houses. The cost is $10 per child and remember that each child must be accompanied by an adult.  If you'd like your child to participate, please register. We will...