Children's Ministry
Belief and Motto
At Gallup Hill our Children's Church is very important to us.  We believe our primary calling as Christian parents is to  provide our children with a firm foundation in the gospel.  While it is ultimately not up to us, as parents, whether our children ultimately come to faith in Christ, it is up to us to present them with every opportunity to know and grow in Christ. 

 Children's Church Purpose Statement

"Children's Church is a nurturing environment to disciple, to love and to teach our children about Jesus Christ and His love for them."
Jamie Cornell, Children's Ministry Coordinator


      I was born in Charleston, SC, but I call Groton, CT home. My dad served 26 years in the U.S. Navy on submarines. We moved to CT when I was six years old, and I did all my schooling in Groton. I am a proud Liberty University Alumni! I graduated with my BS degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing in 2007. I have the privilege of working full time as the Marketing & Sales Manager for a local non-profit retirement community, Masonicare at Mystic.
      I grew up at Gallup Hill Baptist Church. My family started attending after we moved to CT in 1991. After college in 2007, I moved to Overland Park, KS to be closer to my now husband, Darren Cornell. We served at Rosedale Church in Kansas City, KS ministering to inner city children and youth for 3 years. Our last two years in Kansas we attended Life Church, which really ministered to our family. Darren and I married in July 2008 and we have two amazing boys, Elijah born in Nov. 2009 and Gabriel born in Jan. 2012. 
      God called our family to move to CT in August 2012. By October 2012 the boys and I were moved, and Darren followed in November 2012. God is good! Shortly after moving back, there was a need for a Children’s Minister and I volunteered. God has blessed our children’s ministry immensely! God has given me the desire to come along side our children and their parents to show and share Jesus Christ’s love for them and to disciple our children. The purpose statement for our Children’s Ministry is: 
Children’s Church is a nurturing environment to disciple, to love and to teach our children about Jesus Christ and His love for them.
     I look forward to what God has planned for GHBC and our Children’s Ministry. I would love to meet you and your family!
Sunday Morning Check-In
Please look for the big banners that say Children on the right side as soon as you enter the gym. There you will find the Children's Check-In Station and a friendly volunteer. Our volunteer will be happy to give you a quick tour. 
Our worship service starts at 10:30 and children are dismissed about halfway through the service to go to their classrooms. Of course, you are always welcome to keep your children in the worship service with you.
 A nursery is available for the children from 0-3 and opens at 10:20. However, you are welcome to keep your infant with you in the worship service.
The 4 and 5 year olds meet downstairs in the Education building.
 Children's Church
The Age 6-9 Children's Church class is upstairs in the Education building in the chapel.  
Children's Church Curriculum
Teaching our children how to worship is important to us. Therefore our children participate in the first half of our worship service. Right before the sermon, we will dismiss the children to Children's Church.
Children's Church is an interactive time where our teachers and assistants lead our young ones to learn about God. Each Sunday there is a Bible story, and activity and a craft. Currently, our curriculum is based on the The Gospel Project for Kids as we are trying to help our Children understand that at the center of the story of the Bible, there is a child, a Son. From Adam to Abraham to David to Paul, every story in the Bible points us towards Jesus. He is the piece that makes the whole Bible hold together and he is the piece that makes us whole again. For more information on the curriculum click here.
Gospel Project - Kids