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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)

Summer Events

Wednesday, May 30
After Youth we will head to The Wharf for The Spectra Laser Light Show and Street Party, see a movie at the AMC Theatre (movie TBD) and go to The Factory in Gulf Shores. We will return to the church around 8am on Tuesday, May 31st.
Sign up for this event online at Cost is $35 per person.
Bring extra money for arcade & snacks.


Pensacola Blue Wahoos Game
Thursday, June 7
Leave the church at 4:30pm and drive to Pensacola to catch the Wahoos take on the Biloxi Shuckers. Cost is $12.
Bring extra money for food/concessions.
Space is limited so you must sign up  here:

Sign Up RE:Baseball


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.


Jesus’ followers have been carrying on the mission for almost 2,000 years, but it is not yet accomplished since nearly two billion people still have not heard the story of Jesus. Sharing the gospel to further His Kingdom is the ultimate reason He has left the church on earth. Join us for FUGE Camps 2018 as we study the life of Paul and discover how to live a life on mission for Christ.

FUGE Camp is From Monday, June 11 at 9:30am to Friday, June 15, 2018 at 3:00pm, and is for completed middle school students. Cost is $341.00

Parent/Student INFO Packs available to print at the end of registration or you may stop by the church office to pick yours up. Please make sure you turn in your FUGE MED FORM and  TRACK SELECTION CARD to Jennifer Coulter in the Church office.

Parent Packet available here for download (13 pages) Medical Form and Track Form


BIG STUF CAMP – for completed 9-12 grades

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.

RE:generation’s Schedule

On Sundays
9:45 – 10:45a.m. – Re:Group – Student Center  – 7th – 12th
12:30 –2:00p.m. – Re:Verb  – 204 West Building – 7th – 12th
**Lunch will be provided**
5:00 – 7:00p.m. –   Re:Route  – Homes  – 7th – 12th
Re:Group:  during our Sunday School hour we meet in the student center at 9:45. This is for all middle school and high school students, 7th – 12th. Breakfast provided!!

Re:Verb:  is our student choir led by Steve Dunn. You will learn how to read music, lead worship, perform on occasions, and end the year with a Choir Tour!!

Re:Route: (SMALL GROUPS for Students meeting in homes on Sunday nights. This will be a time for eating, teaching, sharing, and praying! These run with the School calendar. Group locations will appear here closer to the start date.

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


9:45 – 10:45a.m. – Re:Group – Student Center  – 7th – 12th
12:30 –2:00p.m. – Re:Verb  – 204 West Building – 7th – 12th
**Lunch will be provided**
5:00 – 7:00p.m. –   Re:Route  – Homes  – 7th – 12th

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

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 pastoral 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.  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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