Special Needs

Thru the Roof

Ministering to Those With Special Needs

Thru the Roof is the Special Needs Ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church. We believe it is all part of God’s plan to care, love and welcome children and adults with special needs into our church fellowship and community. Therefore, we consider it a privilege to offer Life Bible Study classes, buddies for children, a well trained staff of volunteers and caring individuals to make Sunday the best day of the week for your family member.

The Gospel Project from LifeWay is used in all classrooms and is modified to meet each child’s specific needs.

All parents/guardians/caregivers must fill out our Guest Registration Form before attending. It then allows our Director to plan accordingly and equip our volunteers with your information. It can be emailed to Daniel Williams, or brought to Guest Central (Rm 314) on Sundays.

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A Ministry for the Entire Family

The Children — Thru the Roof provides a place where our children are seen and discipled as God intended. They have classrooms designed specifically to meet their specific needs. Thru the Roof also offers an option of full inclusion with the aid of peer age volunteers called buddies.

Parents and Siblings — Thru the Roof gives our parents the opportunity to reconnect with each other and to participate in our Biblically Relevant Community without worrying about the care of their children. Parents have the opportunity to attend Life Bible Studies, worship services, or volunteer in opportunities throughout the church. For the siblings of our kids, we encourage them to participate in age appropriate opportunities in First Kids and HUB ministries. For Thru the Roof it is all about making sure everyone is welcome and has a place in the kingdom.

Upcoming Events

Special Needs

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    NextGen Israel Family Trip 2020

    Mar, 14 2020 - Off Campus ()

Wednesday Evenings

Thru the Roof is open on Wednesdays @ 5:45–8:30p, following the MidLink schedule. We also provide buddies for High 5 Kids Choir from 6-7p. Please consult with the Director prior to attending so that we can match your child with a buddy.

Safe & Secure

First-time visitors to Thru the Roof should check-in at Guest Central on Level 3. From there, volunteers will walk with you to the Special Needs Ministry Suite. Parents and guardians will be assisted in filling out paperwork that allows us to care for your family member to the best of our ability.

Our children's classrooms are equipped with trained volunteers and buddies. There is also a small sensory stations within each classroom. We provide weighted vests, sensory boxes, headphones, music, movement, a Bible story lesson and lots of fun! Snacks are provided as well, and we offer GFCF snacks. If you'd like to provide a snack for your family member, it must be labeled.

Should we need to contact you during Life Bible Study, the worship service, or any other time we are caring for your family member, we will call/text you. When ready to pick up your family member, he or she must be picked up in the Special Needs Ministry Suite unless other arrangements are in place.

Thru the Roof can help in areas of inclusion with your child by assigning them a buddy to help with inclusion in other areas in the church. This is addressed on an individual basis with the Special Needs Director / Children’s Ministry Team.

Growing Our Souls

Life Bible Studies and Milestone Classes are our main vehicles for growing our souls closer to God. They provide a place for us to explore the beauty and mystery of God's Word.


Meet Our Staff

Special Needs
Daniel Williams

Daniel Williams

Director of Special Needs
Daniel Williams

Daniel Williams

Director of Special Needs