The mission of the Vernon Forest Baptist Training Center (VFBTC) is to: “Reach families, to teach children, and to Love God.” In short, we want to “REACH, TEACH, LOVE.” The goal of the Training Center is to first make sure that we are Reaching, Teaching, and Loving God with the staff here at Vernon Forest. By reaching the staff first, the staff at the VFBTC is then able to accomplish this mission by teaching the Word of God to students and by not being ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. VFBTC desires to love on each family that comes to our school, because the staff here understand that Christ showed his love for people by dying on the cross and rising from the dead for them.
On Memorial Day 1982, the Urban Street Baptist Training Center was started on this property. Later when the church changed it’s name to Vernon Forest Baptist Church, the training center was renamed to the Vernon Forest Baptist Training Center. The Training Center has had 7 directors in its history. Through the history of all the administrators, the mission of “Reach families, to teach children, and to Love God” has been seen. The goals of the Training Center are to minister to the spiritual, educational, physical, social, and emotional needs of the children in our community. Our preschool curriculum includes hands-on lessons that teach children how to think, grow, and live biblically. The Training Center also has an after school care proved for Wallburg, Friendly Elementary Schools, and Oak Grove Middle School, as well as a summer daycare program. The Training Center is a ministry of Vernon Forest Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor James M. Brown.