Director of KidMin

We are excited to introduce Ellie Thomas as our new Director of Kidmin! Ellie Thomas currently lives in Goodlettsville, TN, where she serves as the Director of Kids Ministry and Church Communications at First Baptist Church Goodlettsville, TN. She is married to Vincent, who is an Event Project Coordinator at Lifeway in Nashville, TN. Ellie and Vincent have been married for almost 5 years and have a cute and crazy dog named Chief.

Ellie earned her undergraduate degree from Murray State University, where she studied Public Relations and Youth and Nonprofit Leadership. While in college, Ellie first felt called to Kids Ministry as she worked for CentriKid Camps, a Lifeway summer camp for 3rd-6th graders. She worked for CentriKid from 2010-2014. In 2012, she joined the CentriKid Camps Office Team in Nashville. In August 2014, she joined the staff at FBC Goodlettsville and has spent the past 7 years investing in the lives of the kids and families there.

In May 2021, she earned her Master of Divinity with a specialization in Next Generation Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ellie is passionate about partnering with families to disciple kids who will love God and love others for the rest of their lives.

Ellie and Vincent both feel strongly about the importance of a strong Kids Ministry that provides a solid biblical foundation in the lives of kids so that they can grow deeper and deeper in their knowledge and love of God as they grow older. They jump at any chance to have fun, play sports, go for a hike, or take part in a friendly competition. They are excited to explore Winston-Salem and call it home.