GEMs ministry

The GEMs (God’s Exceptional Miracles) Ministry wants every child and family to feel loved, welcomed, supported, and included.  Our goal is to ensure that each child is given the opportunity to be successful and comfortable when attending worship, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, activities, and events.  We provide one-on-one “buddies” when needed in order to accomplish this goal.  Just as Jesus welcomed all children, First Shreveport welcomes every child. 

GEMs Night Out

The second Friday of each month we provide a respite night for parents and caregivers of children with special needs. Each month has a theme and fun activities for our guests.

YAH (Young At Heart) Dinner and Dance

The ministry also provides quarterly events for adults with special needs.  These events help bring a smile on the guests’ faces.  They come in with a smile and leave with an even bigger smile. 

Check the calendar for upcoming events.


Billie Tate


phone: 318.424.7771 ext. 117