Children's Min | About Us

Learn about our Children's Ministry.

Melissa VanZant

Children's Minister

Melissa is originally from Murfreesboro. She graduated from Harding University with a degree in Early Childhood Education in December 2011. She has worked in several different schools with students from Pre-K through 5th grade. She joined the Kingwood staff in December 2019.


Melissa has worked alongside her husband Brett, who has been the youth minister at Kingwood since April 2017, and now serves the children and their families at Kingwood. Brett and Melissa have been married since 2012 and have two kids, Levi and Layla.


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Purpose and Mission

Our purpose is to join God as he calls all children to Him through Jesus. Our mission is to partner with families, and the faith community, in leading children to know, love, and follow Jesus Christ.

Bible Classes

We provide Bible classes for babies through 5th grade on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.

We utilize creative storytelling, games, crafts, and activities to teach the story of God, how we fit into it, and how we live it out. We teach using a large group and small group model.


We provide loving care during morning worship service on Sunday for birth through 2 years old.


Events are planned throughout the year to build community among children, and families, and to celebrate spiritual milestones.

Children's Worship

Children’s Worship is for ages 3 – 2nd grade during Sunday Morning Worship. They meet in Kingwood Station following communion. The children are taught various bible verses, stories, and songs in an interactive setting, including puppets!

Child Check-in Center

We value our children’s security here at Kingwood. We ask that all children from birth-5th grade be checked in upon arrival. They will receive a sticker that includes their name, parent’s name/phone number, which class they are attending, and any medical info such as an allergy. This is to help us keep attendance and have teachers contact parents if an emergency arises. 

A separate security sticker will also be printed with the child’s name sticker. These will have a corresponding code that matches each child’s name tag (one security label per family household). A parent must show the security label to pick up their child. 

All children are strongly encouraged to check-in for nursery, children’s worship, and Bible class upon arrival, even if the worship service has already started. (You can check-in for Bible class at the same time as for the nursery/children’s worship)

If anyone needs to check in to the nursery during the sermon, the security team will assist them.