Welcome to Startown kids the Kindergarten – 5th grade Children’s ministry web site of Bethlehem Church in Gastonia, North Carolina.

I am Leanne Fontenot, the Children’s Minister, and I would like to invite you to look around and check us out. I am so glad you have stopped by to visit. Take some time and click on the links to find out how we make church the best hour of every kid’s week. The vision of our children’s ministry is to introduce children to Jesus and lead them into a growing relationship with Him.

Children are so important to us that we have taken a lot of time to evaluate the best way to teach and nurture them. Knowing that we can’t possibly teach kids all they need to know about God in 1 hour a week, we want to partner with parents to make sure that together kids are getting absolutely everything that we can offer. Believing that what happens at home is more important than what happens at church we try to focus on a few things and do them with excellence. We have a place here for you. Click on the video to check out what Sunday morning in the Theatre is all about, check out the 252 Avenue page and learn about our awesome family worship event. Check back often for new and upcoming events.