Preschool and Children

Kids1st Ministry is designed to engage children from birth through 5th grade in meaningful activities that help them learn about Christ and His great love for them.

Preschool and Children






Kids1st: Sundays at 8:30 am & 11:00 am

Sunday School: at 9:45 am

MidWeek: Wednesdays at 6:15 pm 



Our team loves Jesus and kids in such a way that it makes Sunday School, Kids1st Worship, and MidWeek so much fun! We believe that God has a purpose for each child and a perfect plan for their life. We believe that all children can and should be provided the opportunity to learn about their Creator who made them and loves them more than they can imagine. You can be assured that your kids will learn that every story in the Bible points to Jesus and that we were made for His glory! They will be taught to apply God's Word to their lives in simple ways that they can continue to build upon as they grow. 

Sunday Mornings

Kids1st is a time for children to learn about the Bible in a setting designed just for them. Drop-off begins

at 8:15 am, 9:30 am, and 10:45 am.


Here's how you can have the best Sunday morning: 

1. Sign your kids in on their floor (birth-K = first floor, 1-5 grades = second floor) 

2. Pick them up after going to Sunday School and worship

Wednesday Nights

Your child will be in the same Wednesday night class as their Sunday morning class. Come to the Education Building at 6:00 pm to settle your child into their class. Our signs on the walls will point you in the right direction. 


We believe that every story in the Bible is true, points to Jesus, and tells us something about God and our need for a Savior. Every week, your kids will hear that Jesus loves them and that God has a plan for their life through the stories taught using The Gospel Project curriculum. All of our kids use the same curriculum plan in order to make it easier for families to have conversations about what they learned. Weekly, we send home a handout that includes where the story is found (key passage), the key verse, main points, and a couple of simple discussion questions to talk over with your kids.


We believe that you, as parents, are the primary spiritual influence in your child's life. It is our job, as the church, to come alongside you and support your efforts to teach your kids about Jesus. You can rest assured that while they are here, they will hear about Jesus and come home with resources to help you teach them as well. 

Remind Texts

Send a message to the number 81010 and type the message @kids1stp to sign up for our remind texts! This will help you stay in the loop about all upcoming activities, events, and programs.

Check-In Process


1. Type in your name or "add a new household"

2. Check-in 

3. Print the sticker 

4. Place the sticker on your child 

5. Keep your parent sticker to pick-up your child

If it's your first time visiting with us, be sure to 

grab your gift bag! 



Rachel Riquelme

Children's Ministry Director

         Ask me about: 

 1. Children's Ministry

 2. Fall Festival

I came to First Baptist Church in July 2018. I'm so passionate about children's ministry! After attending WKU, I felt a calling into the ministry and have continued my journey ministering to children and families ever since.


I'm married to Roger, who I met on summer missions as a college student. Together, we have two sons, Ezra and Wyatt. Our family loves traveling, visiting children's museums, and learning about space and robots! 


Serenity Dunn

Children's Ministry Assistant

         Ask me about: 

 1. Midweek

I have been a Children's Ministry Intern since the Spring of 2020 and I transitioned to the Children's Ministry Assistant in the Fall of 2020. As the Children's Ministry Assistant, I help organize events, collaborate ideas, write letters to the kids in our Children's Ministry Program, and assist with preparing for the sessions on Sundays and Wednesdays.


I am a senior at Murray State studying organizational communication.In my free time, I am usually being creative somewhere. My passion is theatre and I love being able to use my skills to glorify God with theatre ministry. I am usually caught writing scripts, directing, or watching musicals.


Gabby Zuckschwerdt

Children's Ministry Intern

         Ask me about: 

 1. Sunday School

I have worked as a Children's ministry intern since August 2020! A normal day as a children's intern includes planning events, writing letters to kids, investing in children at Kids 1st, sharing the gospel with families at FBC, teaching families how to be the church in their home, and assisting Rachel in all things kids ministry. I am a student at Murray Statstudying Integrated Studies. 

I am an avid coffee connoisseur, lover of all kinds of stationery (lists are my fav), my spiritual gift is gift giving, and I am a huge fan of the Old Testament. 


Shelby Jump

Children's Ministry Intern

         Ask me about: 

 1. Children's events

I joined the FBC staff in 2020 as a part of the Summer Impact Team. At the end of the summer, I started my role as a Children’s Ministry intern! 


I will graduate from Murray State in the fall of 2021 with a B.S. in Nonprofit Leadership Studies and Public Relations. In my free time, I love to read and spend time outside.