The Kingdom Kids ministry at GCF is the premier ministry of the church. Leaders from nations around the world have come to study this model, so they can implement it in their network of churches back in their countries. The Westminster Catechism states, “The chief aim of man is to glorify God, and enjoy him forever.”
We couldn’t agree more, and these two truths are foundational to the children’s ministry. We seek to develop the spiritual senses of our children so that they can enjoy the depth and quality of relationship with God that Jesus went to the cross to obtain for us. Out of this intimate relationship with the Lord, we seek to develop both godly character and spiritual giftings, which bring glory to God. We serve a generational God – “I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob” – and so we are a generational church. We believe that “…out of the mouths of infants and babes you have ordained praise…” Our children are our future, and that is why we place a priority on their generation.
Daniel + Carol
Daniel and Carol currently serve as the Children’s Pastors, and have been a part of GCF for nearly 5 years. Before coming to GCF, they were a members at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Plainview, Texas for 23 years. They both served on worship teams, led children’s ministry for over 10 years, and were life group leaders. Daniel and Carol taught Sunday School for various ages and are valued members of the ministry team on Sunday Mornings. They love building the Kingdom of God wherever they are.
Daniel and Carol have been married 21 years. Together they have one daughter, Noa. They moved to the Austin area to follow the direction that the Lord put in their hearts to pack up everything and move here with out knowing where or what He was planning for them when they arrived. They were led to join GCF Hays. Currently, Carol teaches art at One Day Academy and Daniel is employed as a Senior Programmer for Hays CISD.
Michael + Tracy
KINGDOM KIDS LEADERS
Michael has been a Kingdom Kids leader at GCF since 2016 and served in children’s ministry 2 years prior to joining GCF. Michael also has many years of experience volunteering with elementary age children as a mentor, tutor, and as a guest speaker in both of his nieces’ classrooms as well as in Tracy’s classrooms. Michael has a heart for children, and he especially loves to see the amazing ways God molds and uses young hearts and minds.
Tracy has been the Nursery Director at GCF since January 2018. Her love for babies and children started when she was 11 years old after her baby brother was born. She has been baby-sitting and/or teaching ever since! Her passion for teaching children led her to get her BA in Early Childhood Education, specializing in children from birth to 2nd grade. She was an elementary school teacher for 13 years, teaching in both public and private schools. Tracy is excited for the opportunity to use her gifts and talents for the Kingdom of God.
Michael and Tracy joined GCF shortly before they got married in 2015. Outside of church they enjoy traveling around the country, spending time with family and friends, and experimenting with new recipes. They also enjoy Broadway shows, attending sporting events, and are currently working their way through visiting all 30 MLB ballparks.
Check out the highlights from our most recent “Impact” GMI summer camp.