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First Kids exists to turn the dial of discipleship so that every kid and their family may be fully equipped for every good work.

Meet Jonathan and Doug

Jonathan Freeman

Minister to Children

I was born and raised in Trussville, AL. From the time I was in seventh grade, I knew that I wanted to be in ministry. Church has always felt like home to me, and I pray that every kid who attends feels a sense of peace and comfort within the walls of FBC Decatur. I am happily married to my wife, Allie, and we have two young boys, Josiah (7) and Wiley (4). I received my Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to that, I earned an undergraduate degree in Business Management from THE University of Alabama. I began serving in a church plant in San Antonio, TX, was a Preteen Minister in Aledo, TX,  and served a summer at Pine Cove Christian camp. Then, I served with Pastor Blake as a Children's Ministry Associate at FBC Trussville, and I served as Kids Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa for 8 years before coming to FBC Decatur in October of 2021.

Doug Farris

Children & Music Associate

Doug's bio is coming soon!



Sunday Morning

Kindergarten - 5th Grade
9:15 a.m.   |   10:30 a.m.

Sunday School: Join us as we dig into God's Word each week. Kids learn from engaging, consistent adults that share God's redemptive story through Jesus. Kids are taught in their own

age-divided groups each Sunday.

Worship: Kids worship in the sanctuary with the congregation, then they head down to the Underground to hear Bible stories on their level, enjoy exciting worship songs, and have fun with their friends. Kids worship is set up in two groupings: K-2nd and 3rd-5th grade.

Wednesday Night

Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6:00 p.m.

Wednesday night focuses on kids hearing and growing in truth. Kids focus on the Big Picture Question of the Month, the Verse of the Month, and Bible Challenges for the year. Wednesday night has its own special games that engage community with other kids. 

Note: Join us in the ROC for a great meal at 5:00 p.m. Reserve your spot by Mondays at 11:00 a.m. by calling the church.

Special Events

All the Time

Special events are held throughout the year and are GREAT times to invite a friend or community member. Some examples to look for are: Fall Festival, Candypalooza, Parent/Kid events, Easter events, Love in Action, VBS, and camp.

All events will be scheduled on our Events Page. Scroll to the date and make sure you sign up!


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