Minister of Children and Youth


Brandon Corley

Brandon Corley was blessed to grow up as the son of a Baptist minister.  His family moved to the South Carolina Lowcountry when he was a child and he graduated from Thomas Heyward Academy in 1997.  Later, his father  was called to a church in Westminister, SC.  While living there, Brandon earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration.  He and his wife Robin were married in 2001. They built a home and moved back to the Lowcountry to Sheldon, SC in 2004. They have three sons: Nathan, Jacob, and Caleb.

 Brandon has a heart for serving God.  He is passionate about leading others to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, particularly youth and children. He has been serving in youth ministry since 2006.

Children and Youth

 If you don't know what fun church can be, you will after you visit VFBC Youth and Children's ministries. Students have the opportunity to learn about the Bible through AWANA on Wednesday evenings, missions projects and bible study on Sunday nights, and on Sunday mornings during Sunday School.  Raising children with hearts for missions is a goal of the children and youth ministries at VFBC.  

We take the opportunity to do mission work locally, statewide, and nationally.  Each year the youth go a national mission trip over Spring Break followed by youth camp with a missions emphasis : MFUGE camp and CENTRIFUGE camp at one of South Carolina's Baptist Colleges. During the summer months, the youth do biweekly mission projects; during the school year, the youth do weekly mission projects.   All of these projects train these students for the end of summer state mission trip. 

The children learn a lot about missions on Sunday nights in GA's (girls grades 1-6) and RA's (boys grades 1-6).  They also go to Centrikid camp where they learn more about the Bible and missions.  Each month the children participate in a mission project on Wednesday nights during AWANA. AWANA helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community.  

VFBC Mission Programs for Children and Youth

  • Mission Friends How young can a child be and still learn Christian missions concepts? The building blocks of faith and a basic awareness of God's love for all people is taught to children ages 3-K5. 
  • Girls in Action® (GA®) is a missions discipleship organization for girls. Every girl in grades 1-6 can be a part of GA. Through GA, girls learn about, pray for, give to, and do missions work. They also make new friends and have lots of fun.
  • Royal Ambassadors ® (RA®) is a missions discipleship organization for boys in grades 1-6. Through hands-on activities that encourage spiritual growth, games and sports, and mentoring relationships with RA leaders, RA members become a faith-based brotherhood. 
  • Youth on Mission is a coed missions organization for students ages 12-17 or in grades 7-12. Youth on  Mission offers students in our church opportunities to grow in their relationships with God and their peers and helps students learn they can be a part of God's work in the world.