About Us

Special Friends ministers to families of children with Special Needs focusing on the strengths of everyone individually to allow for spiritual growth so that they can come to know the Love of Jesus Christ. It is our desire to Teach Jesus, love our friends well, and keep them safe while in our care. We are excited to watch our Special Friends grow in their faith and enjoy community together while becoming disciples of Jesus Christ. We welcome all abilities to join us.
If you are new to Special Friends, Welcome! We are excited to have your family! For more information, you may contact Randi Chacon at randic@gabc.org.

Sunday Mornings

Green Acres Kids is excited about our ministry to families with special needs children. We offer Special Friends at 8, 9:30 and 11:00 to minister to these amazing kids. Special Friends is staffed by adults experienced in working with children with special needs and includes a weekly Bible lesson, music, and suitable manipulatives.

For more information or to register your child for this class, please contact our Special Needs Director, Randi Chacon, at randic@gabc.org or come by our Welcome Desk located in the Atrium.


We need YOUR help as we work to point the next generation to Jesus! We ask all volunteers to complete a background check. Contact the Kids Ministry and a staff member will follow-up with you.

Sunday Morning

Special Friends is available at 8, 9:30, & 11 am for children with special needs. In the classroom, teachers will follow a given curriculum provided by Awe + Wonder to teach Bible lessons to our friends. Bible study leaders attend quarterly training meetings outside of their Sunday morning requirements.

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Kidz Praise

​Kidz Praise is a fun, exciting time for children to worship through music, instruments, drama, art, dance and more! Serve with us on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00pm.

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We need lots of volunteers each Sunday to serve with special friends in addition to teachers. Consider serving with us once a quarter or once a month!

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Our Team

Dustin Lee

Kids Pastor

Leigh Evans

Preschool Minister

Vance Sadler

Elementary Director

Randi Chacon

Special Needs Director

Sarah Pino

Assistant to Kids Pastor

Kendal Toal

Kids Creative Director

Riley Claxton

Elementary Admin

Kelley Decker

Kids Resource & Finance Coordinator

Stacie Nipp

Childcare Coordinator

Claire Fisher

Babies - 2's Coordinator

Amanda Grace

3's and 4's Coordinator

Haleigh Akin

Elementary Coordinator

Alyse Samuel

Kids Support Staff

Ethan Thornton

Kids Support Staff

Kori Roquemore

Campus Kids Minister | Flint

Marla Carlile

EEC Director

Emily Roach

MDO Coordinator

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