Children’s Ministry

"Children are not the church of tomorrow; they are the church of today!"


We are excited to share that Joy Witte has accepted the position as the new Director of our Children’s Department! Joy has been teaching in our Children’s Department on Sunday mornings since August and parents of kids in that area already know how great she is. However, for those of you who may not know her,  Joy provided the short bio listed below.

Born in Columbus, Ga and moved to the small town of Fyffe, Al when I was 4 years old. I am the youngest of 3 and our father was a Southern Baptist minister for 40+ years. After graduating from Jacksonville State University, I moved to Huntsville to work for the  Madison County School System. In the 16 years I’ve worked in Madison County, I’ve taught 3rd-6th grade and currently serve as a Library Media Specialist at Moores Mill Intermediate School. Growing up it took a village to raise my siblings and myself and I couldn’t be happier to be raising my kids (Pierce, almost 6 and Autumn 4) here at Locust Grove. I am grateful for this opportunity and excited to see what all HE has in store for us.

If you need to contact Joy, her email address is:

Our preschool department has age-graded classes that start with bed babies and go through kindergarten. During this time, children are taught Bible stories and learn about important Biblical figures. Our teachers use a variety of age-appropriate activities and curriculum.

Our children in grades 1-5 begin class at 9:15 AM on Sunday mornings. They have group worship, and then divide into small groups by age for Bibles stories, crafts, and small group activities. Kids Quest is for ages 4 & 5 and grades 1-5. It begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday evenings.



Our Terrific Tuesdays program and Vacation Bible School are held each summer and field trips and other enrichment activities are frequently scheduled. Super Surprise Sundays and Kids Summer Camp are other popular activities for the children of Locust Grove.


Life Groups for all ages- 9:15 AM Sunday
Children’s Church (4-6)- 10:30 AM service Sunday
Wednesday Fellowship- 5:30 PM (Fellowship Meal) and 6:30 PM Class

We are excited to meet new friends!  We would be pleased to have your children and your family visit with Locust Grove.  Your child(ren) would be greeted and treated as one of our own.  It would not take long for your child(ren) to form lasting relationships.

Our Life Groups for children meet in two locations- the rear of the church at the Daycare Center hosts our Life Groups from ages birth- 5 years old.  The basement located adjacent to the Rock Chapel houses our Elementary Life Group.  From the Fellowship Hall, it is up the stairs and on the right.

During the 10:30 service time, we offer Children’s Church for ages 4-6 in the basement.  Children these ages will be dismissed following the song service and offering time.  Typically the Deacon of the Week will include this dismissal.

Wednesday evening snacks are offered in the Fellowship Hall at 6pm for families.  Class time for children begins at 6:30pm. The class locations for children are the same as Life Group (above).

Sign- in & Sign- out forms at the desk above the basement and in the Pre-school area

Pre-school form indicating any allergies, feeding instructions, etc.

For Pre-school children, register for a beeper in the office in the Daycare area at drop off.  Please also return your beeper/pager after church.

The basement door will remain locked until class begins.  For Elementary age children, please bring a Bible to both Life Group and Wednesday evening classes.  We do ask that no outside toys or distractions be brought into class time, please.

We try to incorporate active play, bible memory verses, crafts, group activities and also the latest curriculum to teach and guide.

Lanyard badges provided for class teachers, nursery workers, volunteers and directors

We would love to have you assist with your gift(s) that God has given!  We have found that for all of what is given, it is returned two-fold in the joy that these kiddos give back.  The opportunities are as follows:

Teaching during Life Group
Children’s Church
Teaching Wednesday evening

  1.  Background Check-
  2. 2 Adult Rule where applicable
  3. Training (this does include electronic training as well- we are all busy!)

To volunteer, contact the church office at (256) 379-2813 or

For more information regarding any of our classes or activities for children, please contact the church office at (256) 379-2813  or


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