67 Factory Road, Hampstead, NC 28443


Sunday Worship at 10:15am

Office Hours M-Th 9am-2pm


Children's Ministry

"Then [Jesus] put a little child among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, 'Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but also my Father who sent me.'"  ~Mark 9:36-37

Our children's ministry introduces children to the grand narrative of the Bible and deep theological truths in a manner tailored to their age and understanding. HBC strives to make learning fun while maintaining a strong focus on the centrality of Christ and the Gospel.   Activities and lessons are designed to captivate young minds, using music, storytelling, crafts, games, and age-appropriate discussions, and of course the Bible. The goal is that as children find joy in these activities, they will associate this joy with Jesus, the love of God, and the Bible, developing a life-long love for the things of God. 

This ministry extends beyond the children; it actively involves parents, grandparents, caregivers, and guardians in the spiritual education process. Workshops and resources are provided to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to shepherd, lead, and instruct their families in a way that honors God.   In essence, this children's ministry is not just a program for kids; it's a comprehensive family ministry that supports and strengthens the entire family unit in their collective walk with Christ.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."  ~Matthew 19:14


Hampstead Baptist Church is blessed to have a team of adults who love Jesus and children who are willing to serve in the children's ministry-- some hands-on and others behind-the-scenes.  Meet the team below:

Vicki Cannefax

Sunday School

Chris Canuel

Family Pastor

Meredith Canuel

Sunday School

Kathy Carl

Sunday School

Betty Cole

Wednesday Nights

Audra Fortune

Sunday School

Lea Lesink

Wednesday Nights

Dee Manweller

Children's Choir Director

Natalie Turner

Sunday School

Jeff & Cindy Caldwell - Children's Church
Charles & Natalie Turner - Children's Church
Lea Lesink & Tricia Meredith - Children's Church
Mark & Cindy Justice - Children's Church
Betty Cole & Lesle Bouchard - Children's Church

Meredith & Amelia Canuel - Nursery
Deb Patora & Ava Craven - Nursery
Greg & Sara Crews - Nursery
Suzanne Wright & Winnia Brooks - Nursery
Ashley Hale & Allison King - Nursery


Parents/Guardians are the primary spiritual influencers of their children (and teens!). HBC desires to come alongside families to strengthen and resource them toward spiritual and holistic familial health.


Communication is key to successful interactions  among the children's ministry and parents. HBC Kids' main form of communication is "Gloo." All parents are encouraged to utilize this resource to ensure no opportunity is missed or forgotten!

Scan here or text hbckids to (855) 487-8169

Children's Church

HBC believes it's important that children learn about corporate worship of God by participating with the entire congreation; however, during the sermon time, Children's Church is offered for a more age-appropriate Bible lesson, using Crossway's The Biggest Story curriculum.

Wednesday Nights

Grades K-5 enjoy Children's Choir practice for the first half hour each Wednesday night, followed by Bible activities and Bible lessons.  Kids follow the same schedule as the rest of the church with dinner being served from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and activities/studies from 6:15-7:15 p.m.


Save the dates:

  • February 7 (Agape Party)
  • March 13 (St. Patricks Mission & Munchies Night)
  • March 27 (Easter Family Story Time)
  • March 30 (Easter Egg Hunt)
  • VBS is tentatively scheduled for 6/23-26