Loreen Smith

Children's Center Director

Loreen Smith is our Children’s Center Director at First Baptist Church. Loreen established our Planting Seeds of Hope Children’s Center in Sept 2003 with only 23 children and has grown the program to over 90 children and has added classrooms and special programs throughout the years to have one of the best Children’s Centers in the area. Loreen started working at the Church in April 2003. Prior to working here in Massillon Loreen taught public preschool for two years at Canton City Schools. Loreen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2001 from Kent State University and then she received her Master Degree in Teaching in 2004 from Marygrove College. Loreen has been married for over 15 years and has three children. Loreen enjoys reading and gardening in her spare time. One of Loreen’s favorite bible scriptures is Jeremiah 29:11. Loreen’s purpose is to provide a high quality Christian environment for children to learn about God at the Children’s Center. This is done through a hands on learning environment that is developmentally appropriate to prepare them academically and spiritually for elementary school and beyond.