What to Know About Your First Visit

On your first visit, please stop by the FIRST KIDS desk. We'll meet you and your family, get your child checked in and assigned a security tag, and one of our background-checked volunteers will lead you and your child to his or her classroom.  Each Sunday we offer preschool care and activities for birth through Kindergarten at 9:30 and 11 a.m. (preschoolers may stay both hours). Sunday School classes for 1st - 6th graders are available at 9:30 or 11 a.m. (elementary kids may attend one session). We encourage families to worship together as often as possible!
Wednesday night activities for birth through 6th graders are available beginning at 6 p.m.

First Kids Weekly Events

We have activities for babies-6th grade each week!
*All of these meet in our Children's area*
  • Small Groups - Sunday Mornings 9:30 & 11:00
  • The Pre-Zone - Wednesday night 6:00 (Birth-Kindergarten)
  • The Zone - Wednesday night 6:00 (1st-6th Grade)
There are other activities, camps, and opportunities for children throughout the year!

The Zone

The Zone is for 1st-6th graders every Wednesday night at 6:00 PM!

The Pre-Zone

The Pre-Zone is for kids, babies to kindergarten, every Wednesday night at 6:00 PM!

First Kids Team

Roger Gilreath

Children's Pastor
Pastor Roger join the staff of First Baptist Church, Columbia in August, 2023.  He is a graduate of North Georgia College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he has served churches in South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Texas.

He and his wife, Sarah, have three sons, Matthew, Joseph and Micah.

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Kacie Streeter

Children's Associate 
Kacie helps lead our Elementary Kids Ministry and is involved in creating a fun, welcoming environment in KIDS Town.  She and her husband, Jimmy, are expecting their first child in October of 2023.

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Ayesha Rochester

Preschool Ministry Associate
Ayesha Rochester keeps everything running smoothly in both our FIRST KIDS preschool and Weekday School Ministries! She and her husband, Mike, have five children and four grandchildren.

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Kristy Nealy

Preschool Ministry Associate 
Kristy helps us on Sundays and Wednesdays with registration, the Welcome desk, and classrooms. She and her husband, Garnett, have four children.

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