Children's Ministry

In Deuteronomy 6:5-7, the Bible tells us that “…you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.” This passage reflects God’s heart for parents. At Parkway, we want to partner with you to make an eternal difference in your child’s life. 

we welcome you to Parkway Baptist Church and hope that you feel loved and encouraged in our midst. We encourage you to leave your preschool  children with our loving teachers and volunteers in the children’s area during Sunday School and Worship Service. Parents of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will be given a temporary security card and an emergency contact code at the time of registration. If you are needed during the Worship Service, your code will be shown on either side of the stage. Please present the security card at the end of the service when you pick up your child.

Security/Safety Policy
It is our desire that you and your child feel completely safe at Parkway at all times. To accomplish this goal, the following security/safety procedures need to be followed.
  • Children under the age of 14 may not pick up a child from the children’s area. Those over 14 must have their parent’s security card.
  • Please do not leave a child that is sick or has run a fever within the past 24 hours in the children’s area. This will protect your child as well as others from spreading illnesses.
  • Please do not leave the church campus while your preschooler is in the children’s area.
  • If there is a special need or circumstance for your child (e.g. food allergies, custody dispute, etc.) please notify your child’s teacher and the Children’s Minister as soon as possible.                                        


JJ Whaley, Children's Minister 
Phone: (865) 776-6607

Traci Collins, Nursery Coordinator
Phone: (307) 248-1193

Sunday Mornings at 9:30 am
Sunday school teachers are excited about going to their classes! The reason for their enthusiasm is simple...they love children and love to teach them about Christ. We carefully select Christ-centered curricula which are presented by teachers who live a lifestyle dedicated to honoring God. The lessons help each child put Bible truths to work in his or her everyday life.
Sunday Mornings at 10:45 am 
Extended session and Pre-school children's church are provided in the Childhood Center for children, ages birth through Kindergarten beginning at 10:45 a.m.

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
during the school year

Awana blends Bible teaching, Scripture memorization and tons of fun. The goal of

Awana is to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and to train them to serve Him.

To learn more go to 

Mike Watson, Awana Commander - (865) 368-1933