Where students go to connect with God and one another!


Information on Our Interim Student Minister

Mr. Forrest White will begin serving as our full-time Interim Minister of Students. Forrest has a deep love for the Lord and students, a wealth of wisdom and experience, and strong skills. He has served since 2013 with the United Methodist Conference as a Trainer,...

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Student Music

Youth Choirs

Our young people become part of the Youth Ministry as they move to the Middle School, which usually happens in the sixth grade. At this age, they move into a Middle School Choir, further developing their part-singing skills that began in children’s choirs. This continues into the Senior High Youth Choir, continuing the progression of choral singing. Part of our experiences have taken the Senior High Choir on a mission trip, singing in churches and assisting churches with mission work.

Adult Choirs

The Sanctuary Choir takes primary responsibility for providing music for 11:00 a.m. worship. Additionally, our performances have taken us to present Christmas Concerts at Bruton Parish in Williamsburg, as well as presenting Christmas and other seasonal concerts here at the church. In recent years, a Christmas Dinner Theater has become a tradition. Membership is open throughout the year.


How fortunate we are to have so many talented individuals, helping us to provide music in worship. Much of the music that takes place in the early, 8:45 a.m. service is provided by a small group, due to space restrictions. Organized select ensembles include JUBILATE (young adult), ONE SPIRIT (high school girls), BRETHREN (high school boys). Seasonally, an emphasis is made to utilize the talents of our college students. Traditionally, they sing for the 11:00 p.m. Candlelight service on Christmas eve and in worship during the summer.


A fully graded handbell choir ministry enables us to augment our music in worship. Training is available for our youth in the Middle School Handbell Choir and Senior High Handbell Choir.  Generally, membership is open during the fall. If you are interested, please contact the church office.

Instrumental Ensemble

This group is composed of mainly adults, but is also open to youth, middle school and up, who have at least two years of playing experience. They perform arrangements for worship as well as accompany choral groups and hymn-singing. We invite anyone to be a part of this ensemble who owns or has access to an orchestral instrument, and who wants to reshape those musical skills from years past.

Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 702

Second Baptist’s own Boy Scout Troop 702 provides a great way for boy ages 11-17 to develop character and leadership skills, promote personal fitness, and become good citizens combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.

Currently we have around 45 scouts, meeting on Tuesday nights from 7:30-8:45 pm in Room 201 of the Education Building, with monthly camping trips–and often other fun activities as well!

Since its inception in 1993, Troop 702 has produced over 60 Eagle Scouts, and many more are expected to earn Scouting’s highest award.

To become a scout, a boy must be 11 years old or have completed the fifth grade. For more information, contact our Scoutmaster or drop by one of our meetings anytime! Check out the Troop website for all the details!

What Is Boy Scouting?

The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a program for community organizations that offers effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth.

Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation’s role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.

“Nuts for Scouting” Fundraiser

Troop 702 conducts an annual fundraiser with Virginia Diner! Check back in the Fall of 2015 for more information!

A percentage of each sale goes to help scouts with Eagle Scout Projects, annual dues, and paying for summer camp and adventure camps like Philmont! Purchases also enable the troop to buy tents and other camping equipment.

Thank you for your support of Troop 702!

 Safe at Second

Campus Safety

Contact us with any questions

Church Office


Email Katie Vance Lucas

(Children's Minister)

At Second Baptist Church, we take it seriously that you entrust your precious children to us.  We know that their safety and health are a top priority for you.  Our policies and procedures are designed so that parents can participate in Sunday School, Worship, or other ministries knowing their children are safe.

Infants through Pre-K
  • All Preschool children must be dropped off and picked up by an adult after completing our electronic check in.
  • At check in, your child will receive a name tag and you will receive a guardian tag to be used when picking up your child.
  • Label all items that you bring: including diaper bags, bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers and coats.
Children in Grades K-5
  • All children must be dropped off and picked up by an adult after completing our electronic check in.
  • At check in, your child will receive a name tag and you will receive a guardian tag to be used when picking up your child.

“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, Let us use them.”
Romans 12:6

It is exciting to watch God at work in and through our leaders as they minister to our children. There are many kinds of opportunities to serve; please contact us for details!

Everyone seeking to work with preschoolers, children, or youth must be involved in Safe at Second, the protection process of Second Baptist Church. Each individual must fill out an Application For Service and consent to undergo a background check. The information is required to maintain an environment where a person’s past will not hinder the ministry in carrying out its mission in a safe, fun and productive way.

A safe environment allows children and youth to focus on our goal: becoming Christ followers.

Safe at Second’s Purpose

To enable ministries to carry out their missions while providing a physically safe, emotionally secure, and spiritually nurturing environment for children, youth and adults who participate in our ministries and use our facilities. Everyone seeking to work with preschoolers, children or youth must be involved in Safe at Second, the protection process of Second Baptist Church.


This application will be asking some personal and private questions. It is our intention to find out more about the people that we are entrusting with children and youth. The information contained in this application will be treated with the utmost of confidentiality and respect. The questions contained herein are not designed to offend or to pass judgment, but rather create an environment where a person’s past will not hinder the ministry in carrying out their mission in a safe, fun and productive way.

This application is to be completed by all applicants for any position (volunteer or compensated) involving interaction with minors. This is not an employment application.

 Values of the Program


  • Protection of minors
  • Protection of volunteers and staff
  • Protection of ministries
  • Protection of the church

Be Prepared

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Volunteer Form – To ensure the process runs smoothly for you, we recommend that you log onto the secured website and look over the questions on the form before you begin entering the information.

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Connecting questions – Please answer to the best of your ability.

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Agreement to allow background check.