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

Ladies Bible Study

First Fairhope Women dig deeper into God’s Word in small group Bible studies offered on
Tuesday morning (9:00-10:30am),
Wednesday night (6:00-7:30pm), and
Thursday night Zoom (6:00-7:30pm).

Spring Study: “Woman: God’s Divine Design” (personal study)

Please join a Bible study class and grow spiritually with other women in our church.
Click anywhere in this box to register.

First Fairhope Women Book Club

Women of First Baptist Fairhope are invited to join our FFW Ladies Book Club! The group will meet monthly during the months of September through May to have fellowship and read one book each month. The genre of books will rotate with Christian fiction one month and Christian classic the next. The group will meet on the third Thursday of the month beginning in September from 11:30am-1:00pm in S201. Participants will bring their own lunches and take turns in leading the discussion. Co-facilitators of the group are: Sharon Strickland and Suzanne Torbert.

February 16  Bring your lunch and come join us for a great discussion.

(3rd Thursday, monthly – 11:30am-1:00pm)
Coordinators: Suzanne Torbert and Sharon Strickland

February 16
With Christ in the School of Prayer
– by Andrew Murray (classic)

March 16
If I Live by Terri Blackstock (fiction)

April 20
The Christian’s Secret to a Happy Life – by Hannah Whithall Smith (classic)

May 18
A Time to Mend by Angela Hunt (fiction)

For Information, Contact:
Suzanne Torbert – suzannetorbert@gmail.com or (251) 370-7095
Sharon Strickland – rad4pi@gmail.com or (251) 323-4525
Rhonda Kelley – rkelley@nobts.edu or (504) 881-6720
Kelly Gray –  kellypategray@gmail.com or (229) 460-2649


Mom Talk

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 have informal meetings on Wednesday night at 6:00pm sharing life and with other mothers in our church and community.
Facilitated by Tammy Shaw & Lauren Hardman

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 (9:00 – 10:30am), Wednesday night (6:00 – 7:30pm), and Thursday night (6:00 – 7:30pm) 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.

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 have two groups that meet at two different days/times.
Mondays at 11:30pm in WC102
Leaders: Joyce Bedsole, Holly McKenzie, Sharon Swearingen
Tuesdays, 3:30pm in WC102
Thursdays at 12:30pm in WC102
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, Lauren Hardman


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: Rene Wilkins and Amber Frasier 


Biblical hospitality communicates God’s love and helps women connect with other women. This ministry will seek to engage members of the church in the various ongoing ministries and special events of First Fairhope Women in addition to helping visitors meet other women who can encourage them in their faith.
Leaders: Elizabeth Jennings and Susan Tillman