Children & Youth


SMBC's Youth Department is a smaller relevant community of the church's overall ministry that strives to help each young person develop into a disciple for Christ.

We believe that the Bible is God’s infallible written Word and we believe wholeheartedly in seeing lives changed through Jesus Christ. Our dedicated team of Youth Ministry leaders work with youth ages 6 to 18, building them in the Word of God and sending them out to do likewise in a welcoming, safe, fun and enthusiastic environment to connect with one another via Sunday School, Bible Study, Music Ministry, Community Service Projects and other enriching activities. We seek to help them develop the tools to acquire and maintain a healthy growing relationship with God they can use wherever they go in life.

When We Meet


Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET


Location on campus

Why SMBC Youth Department?


“Sunday school, what I once believed to be another early morning hassle, has proven to be one of the most beneficial auxiliaries of my youth church experience. It has been my foundation in the Word of God, and I am extremely grateful for having such a tremendous blessing in my life. Sunday school has truly taught me how to develop a lasting relationship with God.”


“Second Baptist is a place where I go to enhance my spiritual growth. For instance, I love going to Bible study because it helps me stay close to the Lord and my church family. One of my favorite Bible verses is John 3:16, and I love hearing the members testify about how God has healed them, and I get encouraged watching how they live their faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Whenever I walk through the doors I feel love and kindness."


"SMBC has a great program for any child. The choir helps young men and women grow closer to God and become helpful members of society."

Meet Brother Keenen

Rev. Keenen Brinson
Youth & Young Adult Pastor

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Youth Ministry is to minister to the spiritual, educational, and recreational needs of our youth as they grow closer to Christ. The Youth Ministry meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm ET for Bible Study. The youth also meet for special occasions throughout the year to engage in diverse activities including community service projects, team-building exercises and fun day sports-filled entertainment. The Youth Ministry offers a balanced, character-building approach to youth development and spiritual enrichment.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Youth Bible Study?

Youth Bible Study is held each Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Does the church provide transportation to Sunday School and other youth activities?

Yes. Please call the church office during regular business hours to schedule transportation.

My child loves to sing. How can he/she participate in the Youth Music Ministry?

Our Music Ministry Coordinator, Sis. Paula Coleman, can help you and your child attain their musical goals.

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