Kidmin People is an interview with various people in Children’s Ministry.

This week’s Kidmin People is a spotlight on one of our Georgia Baptist Missionaries, Maria Brannen. She is here in Georgia help you to equip our churches with resources to disciple our kids. Many of you met Maria at our Children’s Ministry Networking event this past March in Warner Robins. Feel free to connect with her again soon.


Maria Brannen

Maria Brannen


1)  Tell us a little bit about yourself. 

I have had the privilege of serving as a GBC State Missionary for 15 years.  Before serving at GBC, I served on church staffs in Georgia and Texas for a total of over 25 years of ministry.  I am currently also serving as interim Children’s Minister at my church.  I have been married to my wonderful husband and ministry support partner Roger Brannen for 23 years.  We have 2 boys Tyler (17 ½) and Kyle (12 ½).  We are a homeschooling family and live in Bethlehem, Ga.  My interests are photography, reading, scrapbooking, and card making.  I grew up in Gray, Georgia.  I graduated from Georgia College and Southwestern Seminary.


2)  Why might a children’s ministry leader contact you?

Ministry areas that I can assist churches with are:  Preschool and Children’s Discipleship (resources and strategies), Children and Salvation (The journey of introducing a Child to Christ); New Christian resources/helps for Children; Family Discipleship; Bible Drill; TeamKID; Student Speakers Competition


3) What resources and assistance could you offer for churches in regards to children’s ministry?

With the above areas – we can offer resources, consultations, conferences (we are available to provide training for churches and associations), State-wide Bible Drill Retreat.


Here are a few ways Children’s Ministers can connect with us:


Facebook – Discipleship-Spiritual Renewal Ministries

Blog –

Pinterest – Bible Drill – Georgia Baptist Convention

Web –

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Chris Young is dad of several tremendous sons, and husband of one beautiful wife, Keisha. Chris serves as Pastor of Teaching and Families at Central Baptist Warner Robins, GA. He has served families and children in ministry since 1999. The incredible team at Children's Ministry Network has come together to help children's ministry leaders all across Georgia be more effective and efficient in reaching and discipling children and families.

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