First Fairhope Women

The ministry to women of First Baptist Fairhope and beyond is to…

Come to Christ, Connect with other women,

Commit to prayer and spiritual growth, Call to ministry and missions

Summer Book Club

Women of First Fairhope are invited to join our FFW Summer Book Club! Two groups will meet weekly during the months of June, July, and August to have fellowship and read one book each month.

The Christian Fiction group will meet on Tuesday mornings from 9:00-10:30am in The Loft beginning on June 7, and the Christian Classics group will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm via Zoom beginning on June 8. The discussions will be led by ladies in the group on a rotating basis.

While there is no cost to register, print or e-books will need to be purchased personally. Please recommend books as you register. Join us to read along with your sisters in Christ and connect what you read with the truths of God’s Word!!
Sign up here

Summer Craft Night

A Summer Ladies Craft Night is being planned for Tuesday night, July 19 at 7:00pm. Several creative ladies in our church will be leading crafts that we can enjoy. There will be a craft for everyone as well as some tasty treats. So, whether you are “crafty” or not, plan to come to meet new friends and enjoy a delightful evening. Crafty Sign Up Link

Our Groups

Bible Study

Our Ladies Bible studies are designed to connect all women in our church to a small group to study God’s Word. In addition to Sunday morning classes and D-Life groups, Tuesday morning, Wednesday night, and Thursday night online weekly Bible studies are offered for women.
Some classes will focus on personal Bible study and others will use video studies. A summer book club has been planned. Our Bible study team this year will include: Rhonda Kelley, Janet Hankins, and Kelly Gray. Please join a Bible study class and grow spiritually with other women in our church.

Ladies Bible Study Winter 2022: The Sermon on the Mount

Join together weekly with other women to study God’s Word and learn to apply His truths in our lives! The spring study will be “The Sermon on the Mount” by Jen Wilkin. Get to know the author of Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds through her video teaching, then share in small groups what God is teaching you. Let Jesus teach you as He taught His disciples how to live like a Christ-follower in today’s world. Come open your ears and your hearts in this directed study of Matthew 5 through 7!

Weekly Schedule for this study: Tuesday 9:00-10:30am, Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm or Thursday 6:00-7:30pm (Zoom)

The first class will be Wednesday, January 12. Another option is the Thursday Zoom class which begins on January 13. The Tuesday morning class begins on January 18.  Note: No matter which class you register for your email confirmation will say Wednesday. It’s okay.

Facilitators: Janet Hankins with Kelly Gray and Rhonda Kelley
In Person Location: S201
Book Cost: $7.00 – The book is optional. The class is free, but please register.
Ladies Bible Study 2022 Registration

Heartfelt Friends

The Bible clearly commands that “older women are to teach younger women.” So, First Fairhope Women seeks to encourage intergenerational friendships as well as coordinate the Heartfelt Friends ministry for the women of First Baptist Fairhope. Heartfelt Friends connects “Moms” and “Sisters” in a comfortable home setting to build meaningful relationships and encourage spiritual growth. Please join us and share what God has been teaching you about life! 

Leaders: Janet Hankins, Sharon Parker

Support Ministry

All of us have spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional needs. As Christians, we have the help of the Lord and the support of other believers to live through some of life’s greatest challenges. First Fairhope Women will seek to support ladies facing crises, connecting them with other Christian women who can relate to their challenges and give them hope in Jesus.
Leader: Angie Lewis, Certified Professional Counselor, Christian Recording Artist, Sunday School Teacher, and On Staff Counselor for First Fairhope.



Welcome Ministry

New members to our church and new residents in our community benefit greatly from connecting with a body of believers. First Fairhope Women wants to be intentional in helping newcomers to our church and community feel warmly welcomed and get involved immediately. We need your friendly faces and your encouraging words to greet prospective and new members, helping them find ways to grow in their faith and get involved in our church.
Leaders: Cheri Parrish and Cheryl Vickers


Prayer Ministry

The impact on our lives and ministry to women will be in direct proportion to the time we spend with God. Our Prayer Ministry meets regularly to encourage personal prayer and provide opportunities to faithfully come together and pray. We are committed to making prayer a priority. We invite you to join us in praying for ourselves and others. We hace two groups that meet at two differend days/times.
Mondays at 11:30pm in W201
Leaders: Joyce Bedsole, Holly McKenzie, Sharon Swearingen
Thursdays at 1:30pm in W201
Leaders: Lynn Carroll and Carol Stapleton


Moms Ministry

Mothers are the nurturers in the home and have such influence over their children, but they need support and encouragement along the way. Moms of younger children can learn biblical truth and life lessons from older moms who have gone before them. Join with moms on Wednesday nights at 6:00pm to share life and help us reach out to other mothers in our community who need the Lord to help them raise their families in faith.
Leaders: Tammy Shaw, Mindy Shepard


Christians must grow in their personal faith and make disciples of others. Evangelistic outreach and mission involvement should be a priority in every believer’s life. First Fairhope Women wants all women of our church to be witnesses in our community and beyond and to be missional in our homes and beyond. You can participate in the WMU’s Women on Mission group, connect with First Hope or the Missions Committee, use your gifts with the Hearts for God Sewing Ministry, serve on mission trip teams, volunteer with the Women’s Care Medical Center, and more. Be a part of our evangelistic outreach and mission endeavors.

Leaders: Kelly Gray and Rene Wilkins