Sonshine Preschool started in September 1997 as a community ministry of Gladstone First Baptist Church with the purpose of supporting families with young children.  Our desire is to provide a daily preschool program that is both academically enriching and spiritually nurturing for your child.

See the Sonshine Preschool page for more information.
Contact: Brenda Crosby –


Contact: Michelle Leach,

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Wednesday Nights – 6:30-8:15 pm – September through April
Starts September 4, 2019!!
See the Awana Page for registration and information.


For grades 6-12 we have Sunday School from 9am-10am and Youth Group on Tuesday’s from 6:30-8:30pm (Not November 26th or December 17th, 24th, or 31st).  See our November 2019-January 2020 Youth Calendar for upcoming events!  Download a Youth release form

See the Youth Ministry Page for more information. Contact: Youth Pastor, Michael Calquhoun –

Young Adults

The ministry has been focused on providing support to our young people through providing a small-group where we share our latest stories, ask hard questions, and see how God is leading us through our every day lives.

Currently, there is not a leader for this group.

Men’s Ministry

“Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.” (I Cor. 11:1)

The Men’s Ministries of Gladstone First Baptist Church exists to grow Men of God, in other words, to develop Real Men of Courage.  Real Men of Courage is a community of men of all ages who have a passion to serve God and minister to, mentor and disciple other men.  Real Men of Courage is a pact between the men of GFBC to a life of adventure and meaning in following Jesus and growing to a maturity in Christ (Colossians 1:28-29).  He calls us to faith and action as well.  See the Men’s Ministries page for more information.
Contact:  Don Megrath

Women’s Ministry

      “A woman who fears the Lord will be praised” (Proverbs 31:30)

Women’s Ministry is an intentional gathering of women who love the Lord, who want to celebrate life together, hold one another accountable, pray for one another, and seek outreach opportunities through:  Women’s Retreat, Women’s Camp, Women’s Bible Study, Women’s Christmas Dessert.  For more information, or learn how you can be involved…
Contact: Joan Herrick


     “Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God; I am the LORD.”  (Leviticus 19:32)

The seniors in our midst (also known as Primetimer’s) are actively involved in GFBC Ministries.  In addition, the Primetimer’s meet regularly for potlucks, and outings.
Contact:  Cecelia March or Betty Gaynor

Missions – Global / Regional / Local

We have a passion for the MISSION of God to bring salvation to unbelievers.  We see each believer as one sent out into an unsaved world to share the plan of how Christ has bridged the gap between God and humanity.  We do this by demonstrating the love of God through our actions and sharing the mesage of salvation.  We mobilize the people of our local church to go into their community and throughout the world, having a local, regional and global focus.

Community Outreach – how we serve

Local Missions – who we support

Regional Missions – who we support

Global Missions – who we support, our China Connection, and how you can be a part of the Missions Team
Deaconess: Linda Gifford

Technology Team

The tech team exist to further the and enhance the work of the church through modern technology and communications. This includes Sunday Service operations, office administration, special events, this website, and much more.
Deacon: Chris Irvine

Music Ministry

The purpose of music ministry is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through song, encourage believers in their walk with Christ, lead the congregation in worship and provide an avenue through which individuals may share their gift and be an integral part of the worship.
Contact:  Ross Wescott or Joel Pyles

Building and Grounds

The purpose of the Buildings and Grounds Ministry at GFBC is to honor the trust that God and the congregation have placed with us by maintaining the building in good repair and keeping the grounds aesthetically pleasing. We hope to provide our church with a safe and beautiful place to worship God.
Contact: Mike Gallaway

Community Life Groups

Being involved in a Community Life Group is an integral way to reflect God’s love to each other.  We do so in order to live out authentic community.  We currently have 11 groups with over 100 people involved.  Community Life Groups are not only a great place to connect, study and pray, but are also a way to get involved.  If you are interested in joining a group, hosting or leading a group, or just want more information…
Contact: Ray David

Family Resource Center

GFBC’s Family Resource Center is a quiet space to browse for a good book.  The Resource Center has something for all ages, including DVDs, audio books, and music cds.  You will find resources to help you delve deeper into God’s word, read fascinating stories of missionaries, or in the self-help section, find ways you can connect with others.  May these resources help you to grow in knowledge and impact one another with what you read.
Contact: Sylvia Bardsley

Fellowship Team

Fellowship is the cornerstone of the communal life of the church. It is through fellowship that we provide a sense of community, and give new people ways to be integrated into the life of the church.  As we assemble together for worship, ministry, and a variety of social events we will develop and maintain meaningful, Christ centered friendships across all generations. It is through these relationships that support and encouragement are provided during the joys and trials of life. Genuine hospitality is demonstrated by opening our lives and homes to others in the congregation. Through our shared faith in Jesus Christ we will develop oneness and unity within this community of believers.
Contact: Steve Gifford

Greeters and Ushers

First Corinthians 12:28 refers to greeters as the ministry of helps. Our Greeters and Ushers help the Pastor fulfill the vision God has given him by making those who come through the doors of the church feel at home. Our responsibility is to help all who come to worship feel joy, sincerity, importance, peace and comfort when they enter the doors of the church.  It is so important that we help everyone feel welcomed.  The Word of God calls us an ambassador of the Most High God to His people. This means that we are His spokespersons on Earth. It is essential to understand as a Greeter, we are the first persons that visitors and members see when they enter the church door, we have to always show the love of Christ.  It is our responsibility to let visitors and members know that we humbly appreciate them fellowshipping with us. We are committed to ensuring guest that guest are served, that their needs and concerns are met, and that they feel the joy of the Lord upon entering our Worship Service.
Contact: Ernest & Dee Hart

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