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Student Ministry at First

Our students are part of the church’s mission now as well as in the future. Our goal is to have the healthiest and most balanced ministry possible for students in the 7th grade through college.
Our ministry exists to put God F.I.R.S.T. through FRIENDSHIP with each other, INTERACTION with God, REACHING OUT to others, SERVICE to those in need, and TEACHING God’s Word.
Ryan Smith, Minister to Students rsmith(at)


Wednesday, May 31st  //   6pm-8am
After our Wednesday Night Worship, we will load the bus and head over to Orange Beach to watch the Spectra Laser Light Show and see a movie at the AMC Wharf 15. After the movie, we will go to The Factory in Gulf Shores. The factory has indoor trampolines, slides, obstacle courses, arcade and much more. We will return to the church around 8am. Cost for this event is $40 and includes movie admission with popcorn & drink, Factory admission, and transportation. Please bring extra money for additional snacks and arcade. Please make sure that you have a completed permission/medical form on file at the church. Please complete a waiver for The Factory. Sign up and pay here via this button (turn off mobile on your device for button to be active):


Pensacola Blue Wahoos Baseball Game-Wahoos will be playing the Mississippi Braves on Tuesday, June 13th. Bring extra money for food/concessions. Sign up and pay here:


Adventure Island & a Movie
Friday, June 23 – 10am-4pm | $25.00
Have a fun day at Adventure Island & a Movie!!
Please bring extra money for lunch. Sign up and pay here:

BigStuf Camp 2017

BS17BIGSTUF (for students that have completed 9-12 Grade)  |  June 5-9
Why Bigstuf Camp? One of the reasons is because we believe God is making Himself known by using people and environments to impact and change the world, and we think that is pretty big stuff (they dropped one “f” off of stuff just to be different). One of the things we love about Bigstuf Camp is all of the different people who are a part of the team. Speakers, musicians, hosts, interns, staff…they are simply amazing! Some of them are people known around the world and some are people no one has ever heard of. All of them are humble, caring people who share their gifts and their faith in wonderfully unique ways. You can’t really say in words what Bigstuf camp is like…you just have to be there. Camp Cost is $393 and a $60 deposit is due at sign up.

Sign Up BIGSTUF 2017

FUGE 2017 – for Middle School


FUGE Camp is for Students that have completed 6-8 Grade. This year Fuge Camp is June 27-July 1 in Panama City Beach (Shalimar Beach Resort). Cost for the camp is $320. This includes transportation, most meals, and lodging. Additional money will be needed for traveling meals & spending money. For any additional information please contact Jennifer Coulter in the church office or email

Sign Up FUGE 2017

Annual Permission Form

  Annual Permission Form packet. Available for downloading on link here. Please  complete and return next time you are at church. Keep in mind this document must be notarized and we have three notaries at the church & pastoral offices (Delores, Sharon, Jennifer). Hard copies of this packet are located in the Student Ministry Office and the Student Ministry Welcome Counter.

RE:generation’s Schedule

On Sundays
9:45 – 10:45a.m. – Re:Group – Student Center  – 6th – 12th
4:15 – 5:15p.m. –   Re:Sound  – 208 West Building – 6th – 12th
5:00 – 7:00p.m. –   Re:Route  – Homes  – 6th – 12th

Re:Group is during our Sunday School hour we meet in the student center at 9:45. This is for all middle school and high school students 6th – 12th. Breakfast provided!!

Re:Sound is our student choir led by Sandy McKinney. You will learn how to read music, lead worship, and perform on many occasions!!

Re:Route (Starts September 11th) is our small groups structure meeting in homes on Sunday nights. This will be a time for eating, teaching, sharing, and praying!
6th – Shawn & Valorie Trotter’s home, serving with Mark & Kasey Guimarin
(19620 Quail Creek Drive, Fairhope)
7th – Shane & Elisabeth Langley’s home, serving with Simon & Chare Parkin
(12061 Baldwin Lane, Fairhope)
8th – Fred & Kacie Hardman’s home, serving with Ryan & Jenn Weed
(4 Desha Court, Fairhope)
9th – Jonathan & Holly McKenzie, serving with John & Lauren Hardman
(33 Honeysuckle, Fairhope)
10th – Jason & Mollie Thomas, serving with Hagan Anderson
(21463 Plainview Drive, Fairhope)
11th-12th – Ryan & Amy Smith, serving with Don & Marlene Mesler
(19188 Fairfield Drive, Fairhope)

On Wednesdays
5:30 – 6:30p.m. – Re:Play  – Student Activity Center – 6th – 12th
6:30 – 7:30p.m. –  Re:Mix  – Student Center – 6th – 12th

Re:Play is located in the front half of the student center. A safe place for activities, games, and building lasting relationships.

Re:Mix is an hour of high energy worship and bible teaching/learning for all middle & high school aged students.


Re:Group (M.S. &H.S. Sunday School)
Re:Sound H.S. Choir
Re:New (Student Discipleship Time)

5:30pm RE:Mix for Students of all ages) until 7:30pm
(an evening of fellowship, worship and praise)

Bible Study for Students

9:45 – 10:45a.m. – Re:Group – Student Center  – 6th – 12th


Receive text Alerts about all things Student Ministry!
An easy way for us to reach you in case of event changes or reminders is for  you to sign up for our text sending app. (meaning you can’t reply to it) Simply text @retext to 81010.

Scholarship Information for College Students

There are several scholarships that are associated with First Baptist Fairhope.
The H.B. Shepherd Memorial Scholarship is handled by the Trust Committee of First Baptist Church and is offered to students who are pursuing a degree in full time christian service and are attending one of the four baptist colleges in Alabama. Interested persons should contact the Financial Office by providing a letter of interest for this Scholarship. April is customarily the deadline month.

The Sarah King Shepherd Memorial Scholarship is one housed at the University of Mobile.  This scholarship is for girls entering the ministry and attending University of Mobile. Preference is given to FBC members.  Please check with their Financial Aid office for forms, etc.

The Paul W. Martin Scholarship is managed by a Sunday School Class in the church. All information on the selection process as well as the application are provided here: Martin Scholarship Packet . You may return your packet for this scholarship to the church office at the attention of Martin Scholarship Committee as the point of contact changes annually. THE DEADLINE for this Scholarship of March 31 of the candidates Senior Year of High School. (The printed form has a different year). High School Seniors and College Students who are members of FBC may apply for the scholarship (as written in the requirements – read those carefully!)

The Victoria Dial Lindsey Scholarship through the Baptist Foundation of Alabama. Applications are completed online at
Qualifications include:
–Student must be attending Judson College, University of Mobile or Samford University.
–Student must be pursuing a degree in the field of Education.
–Priority shall be given to students who are members of First Baptist Fairhope, Alabama.
–In the event there are no qualified students from First Baptist Fairhope, then scholarships may be awarded to students who are members of churches affiliated with the Baldwin Baptist Association.
–If there are no qualified students from First Baptist Fairhope or the Baldwin Baptist Association, then awards may be made to students who are members of any church affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention.
–In order to receive consideration for assistant, applications must be completed and submitted each year to: The Baptist Foundation of Alabama by March 31 of the year. The scholarship is awarded by July 1, of each year.
The scholarship amount given is sent to the school divided among the fall and spring semesters.
College Students at any level may apply for this scholarship.

Student Ministry Team

Ryan Smith, Minister to Students Email: rsmith(at)
Jennfier Coulter, Student Ministry Assistant: jcoulter(at)

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