We love kids!

Our goal in LFA Kids is to introduce your kids to Jesus at each phase of life by telling the story of Jesus and bringing the Bible to life through stories, games, and songs. Our teams provide a safe, fun, and engaging experience where your child will grow closer to Jesus. Your kids will grow in their knowledge of the Bible and have a blast while doing it!


As a parent, we know that safety is your number one concern. Here at LFA kids, we take safety seriously! Our LFA Kids Serve Team members are trained to create an atmosphere where families can feel at peace dropping their kids off at their classrooms while they attend service. Every Serve Team member is screened with a background check, and the kids areas are monitored by security personnel as well as security cameras. Our check-in system only allows those you designate to pick up your kids.


Birth - 6th Grade

9:15am & 11:00am


Birth - 6th Grade


What is LFA Kids like?

FUN: We want church to be the best place your kids go each week.


CREATIVE: We want to teach your kids not only in a way that they

understand, but also in a way that they will remember.


SAFE: Our goal is to keep children safe—physically, emotionally, and spiritually.


RELEVANT: We teach about Jesus in a way your kids can apply to their daily lives.

Meet the pastors!

Pastor Greg Ruple

Next Gen Pastor

Greg and his wife Paula have enjoyed serving together in ministry since 1998! They are the proud parents of three amazing children. They joined the LFA family in 2007 and are so thankful to work with children in the Lawton-Fort Sill community. Together, Greg and Paula enjoy creating opportunities for children to feel God’s love and encourage families to be Christ-centered. Greg enjoys golfing, paintball, and Ohio State football.

Pastor Lacey Gardner

Early Childhood Pastor

Lacey has been our Early Childhood pastor since May 2007. On November 16, 2013, Lacey married Josh Gardner and instantly became “Lulu” to two precious young girls. They've added a sweet baby girl and a baby boy to their family since then. Lacey enjoys spending time with her family and loves to bake! Her passion is equipping serve teams to teach children the Word of God at a young age so they can hide it in their hearts forever. 

Pastor Cory Johnson

Elementary Pastor

Being a third-generation pastor who has served across the USA in places like California, Texas, Louisiana, and New York, ministry is Cory's passion. He was recently called to the wonderful community of Lawton, Oklahoma where he strives to find ways to bring the Bible to life and make the Word of God relevant for families in an ever-changing world. Cory enjoys watching baseball, seeing the latest animated or superhero movies, and taking down the competition in board games.

Have questions?

We would love to chat!

Don't hesitate to reach out! Get in touch with us

through the phone number or email address below. 


Phone: 580.536.9325

Email: kids@lawtonfirst.org


We would love to get you connected with the LFA Kids community.

Below are some great ways to engage!

Parents of LFA Kids
Facebook Group

LFA Kids