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Kids Cove Ministry Starnes Cove Baptist

Kids Cove Ministry

"Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these”


— 1 Matthew 19:14

About Kids Cove

Kids Cove is our children’s program for kids from kindergarten through 5th grade. On Wednesdays, children from ages kindergarten through fifth grade are separated into 3 classes by grade in school (preschool and kindergarten, 1st, 2nd & 3rd grade, and 4th & 5th grade) with their assigned teachers, and spend the 30-45 minutes of the night together as a group singing worship songs, reading a Bible story, asking questions, reciting our Kids Cove motto and focus Bible verse. After that, the kids break up into their classes with their assigned teachers to dive a little deeper and work on some worksheets. At the end of the night, the kids get back together and play games together before heading home. At Starnes Cove, we take every measure to make sure your kids are in the best hands possible. When your child visits us for the first time, we will send them home with a form for you to fill out, so we can be aware of any allergies, emergency contact information, and other important info.

Kids Cove Kids
Monica Merrell, Children's ministry director

Meet Our Children's Ministry Director

Monica grew up in the Starnes Cove community on the west side of Asheville. She and her husband, Brent, joined Starnes Cove Baptist Church in 2000. She began serving in the children’s ministry during the same year and she continues to oversee the children’s ministry as our Kids Cove Director. She is also the church Administrative & Financial secretary and has been since 2005. She loves her job, but she loves her church family even more!

Monica enjoys serving in Kids Cove Ministry, spending time with her family, and being outdoors. She and Brent have two daughters and they live in Haywood County.


As believers, and as a church, we take our responsibility to pour into the lives of children very seriously, and we would love for you to visit us with your family. We would cherish the opportunity to minister to your child and love them just as Christ loves us. We encourage you to reach out to us if you have questions about our program, the curriculum we teach with, our teachers, or anything else you’d like to know before you visit us! We would love to hear from you!

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