Who We Are

We are the kids ministry of Lakewood Baptist Church:  a ministry to kids from birth through 5th grade and their families.  Kids Cove exists to partner with parents to raise up a biblically-literate, fully devoted generation of believers in Jesus Christ.  Our sincere hope is that every child would have a Bible in their hand, a purpose in their life, and the Savior in their heart.



Kids Cove

Kids Cove is our expansive children’s ministry space in which we have three unique learning environments.  WeeCare is a designated, secure space where we provide care for our smallest children (birth to 2 years old).  GroZone is a multi-classroom space with an indoor playground where we minister to our preschoolers (ages 2-5).  Finally, the Kids Cove area is designed to accomodate large and small group gatherings for our grade school children (Kindergarten through 5th grade).

Our Staff

Jamie Willis | Next Gen Pastor | Email

Carrie Hargrove | Kids Ministry Administrative Assistant | Email

Emilee Phillips | Kids Cove Weekday Director | Email

Christine Paul | Special Needs Coordinator | Email

Jodi Branyon | Childcare Coordinator | Email

Connie Phillips | WeeCare Coordinator | Email

Allison Polsinelli | Preschool Minister | Email

Jennie Tomlin | GroZone Coordinator | Email

Jessie Poole | Resource Room Coordinator  Email

Heather Godwin | Kindergarten/1st Grade | Email

Melissa Hilburn2nd/3rd Grade | Email

Christa GaudinierGrade School MinisterEmail

Chelsea Beard | Code Keepers Coordinator | Email

Connect With Us




Wednesday Nights

On Wednesday evenings during the school year we gather for our Little Keeper and Code Keeper programs from 6:00 to 7:30pm. This mid-week program helps preschoolers learn important Bible skills and Bible memory with an emphasis on missions.

Our Wednesday night programming has concluded. We will resume on August 10, 2022.


9:30am & 11:00am

Sunday Mornings


Everything we teach our preschoolers is based on one of three simple, but powerful, truths.

God Made Me

God Loves Me

Jesus Wants To Be My Friend Forever

The entire curriculum is constructed to incite wonder in a preschooler and meet them where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Through age appropriate activities, preschoolers are building their spiritual foundation so that by the time they graduate to Kindergarten they know the three basic truths.


Children are taught Bible stories and truths in creative and relevant ways. Application of spiritual concepts is reinforced in small groups where they also receive care and instruction from an adult leader.


See what's coming up

Music and Drama Camp 2022

Who: All Children who are Kindergarten through 5th grade (entering 1st through 6th grades in August)

When:  Sunday, July 10th 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Monday, July 11th – Thursday, July 14th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Performance: Thursday, July 14th 6:00 pm

Knights! Castles! Princesses! Dragons! Join Princess Pride, Sir Brags-a-lot, and their curious band on an amazing trek in a very faraway land.

When the Carpenter from another kingdom brings the troubling news that their castle (built far away from the King), is actually built on sand and will not withstand the coming storm, they hesitantly choose to follow him as he has promised to show them this “better Kingdom,” and assures them he’ll take them “all the way, and will never leave them.”

Encountering troubles, temptations, and some very funny characters along the way, ultimately their narrow road to “The Shining Kingdom” seems hopelessly blocked by the Dragon Doom. But the seemingly-simple Carpenter steps forward to fight the dragon on their behalf, and vows that “even if you hear that I have died slaying the dragon, don’t fear — my Father has promised I’ll be victorious, and see you safely home!”


Parent Child Dedication

DATE: September 25, 2022  |   4:00 pm

Participation in one of our parent-child dedication services is an important way for us to support and encourage your efforts to lay a spiritual foundation in the life of your child. This service is not intended as an “infant baptism” at which salvation is claimed for a child. Instead, it is a time for parents to commit themselves to model and teach spiritual truth and values in the home. Each family who participates will be assigned a Lakewood couple or individual who will join them in praying for their child to accept and follow Jesus as his or her own personal savior. These special services are held in the fall, winter, and spring at 4:00 PM.