Student Ministry

Growing together.

Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.

Refuge (Grades 6-12) and Kidstown (3 years old - 5th Grade) are SWBC's Student Ministries, designed to give Primary, Elementary, Middle, and High School students a place where they can connect with God and with other people–and have fun!

Refuge - Youth (Grades 6-12)

Jonathan Waller
SWBC Student Minister

We are excited to announce that Jonathan Waller is the new Full-time Student Minister for Southwest Baptist Church. Jonathan has been married to his beautiful wife, Abigail, for almost 5 years. They have one amazing son, Easton, who will be 2 in March, and they are also excited to welcome their baby girl, Layton Grace, to their family this April.

Jonathan grew up in Thomasville, GA, for the majority of his life where his dad has pastored a church for almost 24 years. He and Abigail have lived in Thomasville since they married. Abigail grew up in Folkston, GA where her dad has also been a pastor for almost 24 years. From the time Jonathan was young, he has felt God’s call to ministry on his life. Throughout his high school and college years, God continued to confirm this calling as he served in his local church. After college, Jonathan attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated in 2020.

God has given Jonathan a huge heart for young people and we are so excited that God has called him to serve with us here at SWBC!

3 years - 5th Grade

Missy Beckham

If you have any questions about Kids Ministry or would like to serve in some way, please contact me at 229-400-0670.
Kidstown offers three different classes on Wednesday nights - 3 years of age through K, 1st through 2nd grade, and 3rd through 5th grade.

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