Children’s Church

Children’s Church of Mount Moriah Baptist Church (MMBC) is a ministry designed to meet the worship needs of children. The sermon is prepared with the children in mind for their understanding and edification. The members of the Children’s Choir, the B. D. Snoddy Sunbeam Choir, provide the music for worship and their singing really blesses the hearts of each worshipper. The children ushers serve as they warmly greet worshippers at the door. Children are given opportunities to make recitations, read scriptures, lead prayers and participate in congregational singing.

Children’s Church has been operative since 1986. Mrs. Joyce Ruth was the first coordinator and leader of Children’s Church and served for a number of years. The children truly loved “Mrs. Ruth” who possessed that motherly touch and a very effective teaching skill to reach the children with the word of God. During Mrs. Ruth’s tenure, Children’s Church was held in the Fellowship Hall of the church facility.

In 2002, MMBC completed a newly constructed 2,700 square foot Chapel and Family Life Center Complex facility with a 150 seating capacity Chapel at a total cost of $3.04 Million. This facility provides the children with a place of worship in an absolutely beautiful setting. Minister Milferd Brock was appointed to serve as Minister of Children; therefore, he served as Worship Leader for about four years. His ministry was very effective and meaningful to the children. In April 2007, Minister Gary Jordan replaced Minister Brock who resigned to assume the pastorate of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of Pauline, SC. Minister Jordan conducted the worship services with relevant inspiring biblical sermons to the children. In January 2008, Minister Jordan was relieved of serving as Minister for Children and Teen Church so that he could concentrate more on the Teen’s Ministry of the MMBC and Teen’s Church. Currently, Mrs. Joyce Ruth has been re-assigned to serve as Director of Children Church. Mrs. Ruth is very skillful at providing a biblically based relevant teaching lesson to the children in each worship service experience. The children are given opportunities to participate in worship through singing, scripture readings, prayers, and fellowship. Children’s Church is held two Sundays a month.

Children’s Church is not only a unique worship opportunity for children, but is also a period to prepare them as servants to participate in what we call “Big Church” and the overall ministry. "Big Church" is referring to the regular worship service in the main sanctuary where everyone worships together on each second Sunday of the month. On this Sunday, the children and the youth participate in “Big Church” as ushers, the B. D. Snoddy Sunbeam Choir, and the Inspirational Youth Choir.

A Puppet Ministry will soon begin to be a part of Children’s Church. Ms. Laurel Hill has begun to direct this ministry for the church. She shows a lot of promise which will enhance the children’s worship experience and will also enhance the Children’s Ministry of the church at large.

Children’s Church is available to all members and non-members children. Visitors are encouraged to attend. Children whoattend MMBC Children’s Church and leave excited and blessed.

Rev. Marydell Atkins is the current Minister of Children's Church. As a public elementary school teacher and a graduate of Gardner-Webb Theological Seminary, Rev. Atkins brings a skill set commensurate to providing a biblically-based ministry to children. Children's Church is held every 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month.