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Sundays @ 9:15 AM

To Have and to Hold from this Day Forward

Equipping engaged and newlywed couples to build a healthy marriage that will last a lifetime.

Marriage Prep


Free Marriage Prep Course

For 30 years First Baptist Church of Columbia has been helping couples start their marriages off on the right foot. Prepare and Enrich is a free marriage prep course designed to help engaged and newly married couples establish a strong, godly relationship. Some of the topics we will discuss include communication, conflict resolution, financial planning, budgeting and establishing goals. Couples complete an online assessment prior to class that will help them identify unique strengths and areas of growth of their relationship. With all of the tools and resources this class has to offer engaged and newlywed couples will be well equipped to build a healthy marriage that will last a lifetime.

The class is open to engaged and newlywed couples and lasts 5 weeks.

Start Date: April 7, 2024

Time: Sundays @ 9:15 am

Location: Sanctuary Building Room 350

For more information call (803) 343-8585


Ministry Leads

Smith and Laurie Parrish

We have been married for 43 years, and we are passionate about encouraging engaged and newlywed couples as they embark on their marriage journey, We delight in seeing couples become more committed to each other and to God, and also developing community with other couples.

We are certified in Prepare + Enrich, and we are excited to begin a new session where couples will gain insights that will help prioritize, enrich and strengthen their marriage relationships

Ministry Leads

Kynn & Lori Harris

The beauty of biblical marriage enrichment is that we all learn from each other. As one of our mentors says, “marriage is a dance and no two couples dance the same.” We have been married for 34 years and have been working with engaged and newlywed couples for 16 years.

We are certified in Prepare + Enrich and truly enjoy the energy and newness that young couples bring. We have worked with couples in both individual and group settings and we look forward to meeting you in our upcoming class.

Frequently Asked Questions

Unless otherwise noted,  classes take place on the 3rd floor of the Sanctuary.

We would love to see you! Come on out this coming Sunday. 

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