Saunders Children's Building
Our Commitment to Children's Growth
One of our church's greatest blessings is our dynamic Children's Ministry. "It's amazing and overwhelming to see how God has grown this ministry," Senior Preschool/Children's Minister Sondra Saunders said. "In the beginning, the ministry was six kids on a tumbling mat in a gym. Now we have 5,000."
“God continues to fill up our church with young families and beautiful little babies and boys and girls. This is not just for babysitting or taking care of kids; this is for growing up these kids to be strong and vibrant and healthy believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.” —Pastor Jack Graham
As Prestonwood's number continued to grow after the move to Plano, each week children—from babies to grade 6—filled every inch of available Bible Fellowship space, and more and more young families were arriving all the time. In response to this need, in the fall of 2006, members of Prestonwood Baptist Church began following God on a new journey called Beyond All Limits.
One of the major pillars of Beyond All Limits is the Saunders Children's Building, named after Sondra Saunders, Senior Preschool/Children's Minister for nearly three decades. It was a vision God placed in the hearts of leaders at Prestonwood, and on a beautiful June morning in 2007, the dream was fulfilled as the church family broke ground on the Saunders Children's Building.
On Nov. 23, 2008, we celebrated the grand opening of the Saunders Children's Building. In our commitment to raising the next generation of believers, the Saunders Children's Building provides us the space to reach more young families for Christ.
In addition to much needed space for younger children, several rooms with special lighting, special textures and special décor will serve the 70 or so children and adults in the Special Needs Ministry. Many are young children with autism or Down's syndrome. Some are bigger kids dealing with those same challenges and the growing pains every child faces. And there are adults, too, who learn best about our Savior and Lord in a place they can call their own.