Special Friends Ministry

We help special needs individuals of all ages and their families be part of our church body and experience life-changing relationships. We make families feel comfortable to worship and fellowship with others in a meaningful way.

We here at First Baptist Church Covington love you and your family. As we embark on another exciting year, we look forward to getting to know you and how we can minister to your family! Please join us soon for one of our family-centered events.
Your family can belong here!


Sunday Mornings

Your whole family is in for a wonderful time of worship, making new friends, and studying God’s Word. We’ve worked hard to provide a place for your children that meets all of their unique and special needs. Your child can enjoy specially-designed playrooms, our swing room, and use our new iPads and “comfy” chairs. Our goal each week is for your child to leave our church building with a nugget of God’s Word and memories of a special time with our loving teachers and volunteers.
Ask a friendly greeter at church for directions to our ministry area!

  • Elementary Ages – 9:30am & 11:00am
  • Adult Connect Group – 9:30am only
  • Severe/Profound Needs – 9:30am & 11:00am
  • Friendship Club for Older Elementary Ages and Teens – 9:30am only

“YES WE CAN” Festival

Special Friends Ministry hosts an annual Special Needs Family Festival and Expo called YES WE CAN! We celebrate the abundant life of special needs families with music, great food, fun games and activities, and lots of opportunities to make new friends. YES WE CAN is also an opportunity to meet vendors and agencies from all over the city who are focused on your special needs.

Save the Date for Yes, We Can! Family Festival and Expo. on April 25, 2020 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Our primary purpose is to provide a FREE fun-filled day for families with special needs individuals where every member of the family can participate and experience the joy of doing things together. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a wonderful day of FREE food and activities. No registration required.

Our second purpose is to provide resource information about products and services in the greater area which may be available to our special needs families. If you are a vendor and would like to register a booth at our event, please click the link below:

Register as a Vendor Here