The First Baptist Church of Highland Park Voluntary Nursery Ministry, formally known as the Volunteer Nursery was founded in the late 1970's by Sister Helen Lee and Sister Anne Love. Sister Lee envisioned a need to allow parents to enjoy and participate in the 11:15 a.m. Sunday worship service without distractions from their little ones.

When Sister Lee relocated to W Springfield, MA, Deaconess Loretta Queen stepped in to keep the nursery open and has been the Coordinator since June 2004.

Services and Activities

The nursery is staffed by faithful dedicated adult and teen volunteers who provide quality child care with a structured Christian program.

The nursery caters to children up to 5 years old. The nursery offers devotion, scriptures, song, bible stories, art projects, free play and a light snack.


The First Baptist Church of Highland Park Voluntary Nursery is located in the James J. McCord Education Building, Rooms 103 & 129.

Loretta Queen Coordinator
Tamara Henry Co-Coordinator
Sandra Crew    Secretary/Treasurer

Scripture Reference

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. (NKJV)

Ministry Contacts

If you are interested in volunteering with the First Baptist Church of Highland Park Volunteer Nursery Ministry, please contact Loretta Queen through the Church Office, (301) 773-6655.