Our Ministries


Women’s Ministry

Led by Karen Burns & Kristi Wilson
The mission of the Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church of Palmer is to offer women of all ages opportunities for personal growth and ministry, as well as opportunities to serve others with the love and compassion of Christ. Activities and outings are planned on a semi-regular basis to encourage fellowship and growth.
Ladies Bible Study
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 PM

Men’s Ministry

Led by Dickey Hartley
The mission of the Men’s Ministry at First Baptist Church of Palmer is to be an instrument of God to reach men and build them into a community of Christian disciples who, through the Holy Spirit, reflect the attitude of Christ in all areas of their lives. We have a monthly prayer breakfast and encourage all men and boys to attend for food, fellowship, and study of God’s Word. 
Men’s Breakfast 
Every 2nd Saturday, 8:30 AM

Son Shine Club

Led by Kathy & Dickey Hartley
The Son Shine Club is a group of Christians who gather together to play games, eat, and fellowship. We also go on special outings such as museums, movies, and plays. We meet once a month on the second Tuesday of the month in the fellowship area of the church at 6:30pm. Most of our members are over 50, but any fun loving, young at heart individual is encouraged to attend. Matthew 5:16  is our theme verse. ‘So let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and honor your Father which is in Heaven.’
Every 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 PM
Senior Adults (but all ages are welcome!)

Adult Sunday School

Administrated by Teel Witt
Our church offers Sunday School classes for all ages. We believe that spiritual growth and maturity come through the reading and studying of the word of God. Sunday school offers a great opportunity to gather with fellow believers in Christ and to dig deep into His Word. All adults are welcome!
Friends in Faith Class Teacher: Paul Burns
Co-Ed Class Teacher: Ronny Caldwell
Sundays, 9:30-10:30 AM

Children and Teens

Palmer Christian Academy

Directed by Kathy Hartley
Palmer Christian Academy is owned by and located in the church and is a before and after school program for children 5 and up. The Academy Director is Kathy Hartley. We offer a safe Christian environment for children, a nutritional snack, and help with homework. Our curriculum is Bible-based, therefore the students are read a Bible story every day. “Train up a child in the way he should go, and in his old age he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6. You may contact the director at 972-449-3684 with any questions or if you would like additional information. 
Monday-Friday 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Ages 5 and up

Kids Bible Club

Led by Darla Gardner
Kids Bible Club workers are so excited to be able to spend time with a child and plant seeds that will hopefully lead them to the kingdom of Christ one day. Some of the children that we spend time with may not feel loved or wanted any other place than from us on Wednesday nights. How awesome is God that he gives us such an important responsibility to be the face, hands, and feet of Christ to these kids. We strive to leave the world at the door and let the kids see and hear nothing but Christ in us each week. 
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM, September-May
Grades PreK-6th

Girls Missionary Auxiliary

Led by Teel Witt, Darla Gardner, Hayley Rasco, and Lisa Maynard
The GMA program takes a girl step by step into a relationship with Jesus. As she advances each year in the Forward Steps (a program of lessons and projects to complete), she grows in that relationship. The Forward Steps develop a genuine love for God and His way of life. They concentrate on a positive Christian witness. They reward hard work and honor those who are willing to commit themselves to learning. The GMA program teaches all phases of missions. This begins when a girl becomes a Christian by focusing on her place as a missionary in God’s plan. It continues with studies of and contact with association Baptist missionaries. Every lesson in the Forward Steps relates to missions. GMA introduces learn-by-doing experiences that involve the girls in helping others by using their talents in special ways in the community. Not only are they learning how to show God’s love, but they are learning how to be good citizens as well. GMA is all this and more! It is an exciting learning experience for girls and counselors alike.
Sundays, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Girls in 4th grade – 12th grade


Led by Darrell Rasco and Paul Burns
The Galilean Ministry is focused on training young men to be disciples of Jesus and to helping them grow in their relationship with Christ by diligent study. The Galilean program is divided into six levels of study, called steps. Each step contains the basic elements of personal service, mission studies, Christian witnessing, Bible study, and church involvement. Within each of these steps, the young man will spend time in memorization and Bible study. He will spend time in service to his church, read and study concerning missionary work, and preform personal service projects for his church. By the time a boy has completed the Steps, he will have memorized 263 verses of Scripture, be able to lead another to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, completed outlines on the Life of Christ and the Life of Paul, both based on personal study and research.
Sundays, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Boys in 4th grade – 12th grade


Led by Kristi Wilson
The Sunbeam program is a Bible-study club for children. This 7-year program, founded by the Women’s Missionary Auxiliary, is dedicated to studying God’s Word, the history and work of the church, and the missionary efforts of the Baptist Missionary Association of America. The Sunbeam program is a training program designed to help the children develop a firm foundation of the Christian principles and doctrines found in the Bible. The goal of the program is to train the child to live in his/her world — home, community and church — and to challenge the child to know more of God and how to live for Him.
Sundays, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Children from 2 years old – 3rd grade


Led by Lisa Maynard
FBC’s nursery is designed and equipped to minister to both babies and toddlers. It is our desire at First Baptist to have a room that is environmentally safe and clean; to establish an atmosphere of love and laughter for young children so they may experience the love of Christ from the volunteers caring for them; to give parents confidence that their precious children are being cared for by loving and trustworthy caregivers and volunteers. We believe every child can experience the wonderful love of God through the nursery ministry.
Sundays, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Infants & Crawlers
2 & 3 year olds

Kids & Youth Sunday School

Administrated by Teel Witt
Our church offers Sunday School classes for all ages. We believe that spiritual growth and maturity come through the reading and studying of the word of God. Sunday school offers a great opportunity to gather with fellow believers in Christ and to dig deep into His Word.
Sundays, 9:30-10:30 AM
PreK-2nd Grade Teacher: Emely Barboza
3rd-6th Grade Teacher: Darla Gardner
7th-12th Grade Teacher: Ian Maynard & Hayley Rasco

Children’s Church

Led by Darla Gardner
Childrens’ Church provides a child-focused approach to Sunday service, with a Bible lesson and craft. Children’s church takes place during the sermon segment of Morning Worship.
Kids 4 years old – 2nd grade