Sunday School is the place to help the children learn the vital importance of the word of God. We place an emphasis on both the message of salvation and the practical applications for daily living. Psalm 119:11 says, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against thee.” The children’s ministry of First Baptist Church of Jackson is built around having fun learning the Scriptures. Each class has a challenging Bible lesson with applications for the saved and unsaved child. These are supported with lively songs, Scripture memory work, and exciting review games. All activities center around the main truth from the Bible lesson. Trained, screened, loving volunteers provide a safe creative atmosphere for learning.

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” – 2 Timothy 3:15

Jesus said, “…Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not…”. Our teachers enjoy the challenge of helping children “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth…”.


We have trained and experienced caregivers to attend to your baby’s needs while you attend our services. Your new baby can be fed according to your instructions and nursing Moms can be with their children as necessary. Active babies can play and interact in the “play yard” while those who need to rest or swing can do so in equipment we provide.


One year old walkers up to 2 year olds participate in active learning with song time, Bible story time and puzzle and play centers. Those able to be involved will prepare a craft related to the story, with adult assistance for the younger tots. A simple snack is offered during the church session.


These individual classes are specially designed to fit the needs of your child. We teach a Bible story as well as stories to apply the Bible truths. Every week children will be exposed to the Gospel through pictures, songs, stories, and scripture memory verses. During song time, children will learn traditional children’s songs and the motions that go with them. Table time activities include crafts, coloring, and fun games. Active play is encouraged with relay races and skits that your child can participate in to help understand the Bible story. Understanding that these children are experiencing a great curve in learning, we will continually expand our lessons and crafts to enable them to utilize their newfound skills and interests. A simple snack is offered during the church session.

Primary Church and Jr. Church

Designed for 1st through 3rd grade and 4th through 5th grade respectively, these classes will help your child learn more about Jesus and His word and how it relates to their life personally. At a greater level, they will learn how to love others and share the love of Christ. They will participate in lively songs, Bible stories, scripture memory verses, games, activities and crafts all in an exciting atmosphere!


Ministry leaders

Nursery Leaders

Nursery – Kindergarten: Pat Wineka, Debbie Gibson, Kay Scaffidi, Curly & Brenda Goebel

From Pat Wineka…My sister and I were invited to church by neighbors where I first heard that Jesus Christ died for my sins so that I could have eternal life. I responded to this good news by asking for forgiveness and receiving Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour. After getting married, my husband was called into full-time ministry; that was 35 years ago. While ministering along side with him the Lord laid the ministry of children on my heart. I have been ministering in this area for 30 years. I understand the need for young parents to be comfortable leaving their infants in the nursery and to know that their little ones are being taught the word of God while they attend services.

Having neighbors that cared enough to take an interest in me as a child laid a foundation in my heart for children and young families. My desire in this ministry is to expose children at a young age to the love and need of a Saviour so they may grow with a deep rooted foundation in Christ in a world that that is full of uncertainties.


Lee & Shannon Chutas











Primary & Jr. Church: Lee & Shannon Chutas.