Who We Are

We are the children’s 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

Video from our Interim Children’s Director

Andrew Beccue | Interim Children’s Director | Email

Carrie Hargrove | Administrative Coordinator | Email

Emilee Phillips | Kids Cove Weekday Director | Email

Christine Paul | Special Needs Coordinator | Email

Jodi Branyon | Childcare Coordinator | Email

Teresa Henderson | Resource Room Coordinator | Email

Sherri Parker | Data/Records Assistant | Email

Connie Phillips | WeeCare Coordinator | Email

Allison Polsinelli | GroZone Coordinator (Wed.) | Email

Jennie Tomlin | GroZone Coordinator (Sun.) | Email

Jessie Poole | Preschool Coordinator  Email

Heather Godwin | Kindergarten/1st Grade | Email

Melissa Hilburn2nd/3rd Grade | Email

Christa GaudinierGrade School CoordinatorEmail

Chelsea Beard | Code Keepers Coordinator | Email

Connect With Us




Wednesday Nights

On Wednesday evenings 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.



9:30am & 11:00am

Sunday Mornings


Everything we teach our kids 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

Parent-Child Dedication

Who: For parents desiring to commit to raising their children to know and love Jesus.

When:  Sunday, January 30, 2022, 4:00 pm

Where: Chapel, Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA

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.


Kids Camp 2022

It is our desire to provide an experience that will become a spiritual marker in the lives of all who participate. Through daily quiet times, group Bible studies, relevant messages and engaging drama, we will explore the Armor of God from Ephesians 6:10-18. Registration will begin on February 1st, 2022.