Next Gen

Next Gen Pastor
Next Gen Pastor

Esteban Mendizabal

Pastor Esteban oversees the next generation of First Baptist and he is zealous to ensure that the kids who are coming to First Baptist know Jesus, learn Jesus’ teachings, and live these teachings out. The vision for Next Gen is to spark revival in the next generation and see resilient disciples formed! Email Pastor Esteban at

Kids Director
Kids Director

Kaitlyn Freeman

Kaitlyn oversees our Kids Ministry (Birth-3rd Grade) and champions our vision of revival in the next generation with zeal and fun. Kaitlyn leads with deep thought about how best to invest in kids and ministers to families with compassion and a servant’s heart. She has grown in ministry as she has been trained through our internship program, has led multiple areas within the church with great success, and continues to innovate with the next generation. This is Kaitlyn’s 3rd year as a part of the Kingsburg First Baptist team and has a passion for seeing new people come into a relationship with Christ and disciples equipped. Email Kaitlyn at

Kids Ministry


We offer nursery-3rd grade during both Worship Services at 8:45am and 10:30am! Nursery-PreK is held on the first floor of the Kids Center building and K-3rd grade is upstairs on the 2nd floor. Please feel free to use our cry room in the Worship Center if needed, this room is on the right side of the building.


Our nursery is a clean, loving, and safe place for even the littlest ones to hear that “Jesus loves them”. All our toys are sanitized each week to reduce the spread of germs and all our team members are trained to care for your child with the utmost care.


Our toddler program is more than childcare. Children are learning structure with short Bible stories, music, coloring, and socialization time with others. Our team of leaders look forward to sharing the love of Jesus with your child each week!


Our team of leaders adore preschoolers and have designed the Bible-based curriculum to be age-appropriate with plenty to keep your child’s morning busy. We love giving these kids a space to have fun and learn about how great our God is!


This is an experience designed just for K-3rd graders! God’s truths are explored through Bible curriculum, games, skits, Bible memory, signing, and more. We dig deep into different parts of the Bible where kids are introduced to new stories and people. It is so special how these kids learn how to apply the Bible to their own life! Our K-3rd meet upstairs in the Kid’s Center.


Resilient Kids is our Wednesday night kids program for Pre-K-3rd that includes Bible teaching, scripture memorization, games, and fun! Join us to become resilient disciples of Jesus.

Resilient Kids

Resilient kids is our Wednesday night program for PreK-3rd grade to come to grow in friendships, worship the Lord, have fun, and so much more! RK is from September 13,2023-March 27,2024 on Wednesdays at 6:10pm-7:45pm in the Kids Center.

4th-6th Apprentice 
4th-6th Apprentice 

Brandon Moreno

Brandon Moreno leads our 4th-6th grade pre-teen ministry! Brandon is passionate about aligning with the Father’s heart for kids to encounter Christ in powerful ways that will transform their lives. He cares deeply for kids to learn about who God has created them to be and he loves providing opportunities for kids to walk in their identity in Christ. Email Brandon at

Pre-Teen Ministry


FSM is our program for 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. These students meet on Wednesdays at 6:10pm in the Youth Room. These weekly programs help teach students how to know God, learn His teachings, and live more like Jesus. These students participate in Bible studies, interactive community with other students and leaders, serve others in the community, and let loose in exciting games. First Baptist understands the unique stage that these preteens are in and we have designed each meeting to fit their age as they learn more about who God has made them to be.


This ministry is designed specifically for preteens in 4th-6th grade. They are at a stage in life that with unique issues and questions. Pre-teens will not only be given Biblical content but will begin to understand the context behind what they are reading and its application to their lives. They will check in at the youth room, participate in worship as a group, and then head back to their room to receive a time of teaching and practicing prayer.

7th-12th Apprentice
7th-12th Apprentice

Cole West

Cole West leads our 7th-12th grade teen ministry! Cole is from North Carolina and carries a faith in Christ that is contagious. Cole loves to live for God in countercultural ways as Jesus did and he cares for students to be empowered in living their life for God. He leads with clarity and simplicity as he has good ole fun with the students. Email Cole at

Teen Ministry


Our 7th-8th graders meet on Wednesday evenings every week at 6:10pm-7:45pm in the Worship Center basement. This weekly program helps teach students how to know God, learn His teachings, and live more like Jesus…all while being in community and having fun!


7th-8th graders meet on Sundays together in the Youth Room. 9th-12th graders are welcome to join their family or friends in the Worship Center for one of the services.

Along with attending Sundays, First baptist students from 4th-12th are encouraged to serve in a ministry area of their choice on Sundays. First Baptist values giving young students opportunities to learn about the personal gifts God has given them and to understand that they are not too young to use their gifts to push the Kingdom of God forward!


Our 9th-12th graders meet Sunday evenings every week at 6pm-7:30pn in the Youth Room. This weekly program helps teach students how to know God, learn His teachings, and live more like Jesus.

These students participate in Bible studies, ongoing community with students and leaders, serve others, and have a lot of fun while doing it. First Baptist values how important this stage of life is for these students and our goal is to prepare them on how to be a strong follower of Jesus so that they are equipped to go beyond Kingsburg after high school.

Young Adults

We'd love for you to join our young adults! This is a place of safe community for people in various places in life who desire to grow in their faith in Jesus and in relationships. They are currently meeting on Fridays at the Washington House (1753 Washington St.) at 5:30pm. You're welcome to join in on our community!