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We are so glad you’re here!

Whether you have just moved to Athens or have lived here all your life, we’d love to have you in our community. We invite you to join us for Sunday School, Worship, our Wednesday evening meal and programs, and other opportunities for study, fellowship and mission. No matter where you are on your faith journey, we would be honored to walk with you.

About FBC

First Baptist Church is a thriving community in Christ where we all participate in worship and are transformed by mission. A participating congregation in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, our community is a warm and welcoming place for you to engage your faith through worship, community and mission. Our doors are open to all. First Baptist embraces historic Baptist commitments to the priesthood of all believers, congregational autonomy, religious liberty, and the ordination of women. First Baptist continues its commitment to be faithful with the gifts and opportunities God provides.

This Week in Worship

 11:00 a.m. Worship
Fourth Sunday of Easter


April 22, 2018


Youth Sunday  — Sermon by Elli Scarborough
Scripture: Acts 4:5-12; 1 John 3:16-24;
John  10:11-18; Psalm 23


First Baptist Church of Athens shows Jesus Christ’s love by engaging in transformational ministry in relationship with its neighbors both locally and globally in the community spirit of Matthew 25:34-40.


First Baptist Church of Athens thrives as a powerful, beautiful, charismatic and intergenerational community of believers who take action in building up one another in Christ and equipping one another for ministry and mission with ourselves and our neighbors.

Upcoming Events

College New Student Preview Day

If you are a rising college student and will be attending school in Athens next year, you and your parents are invited to join us for our COLLEGE MINISTRY PREVIEW DAY on Sunday, April 29.  We will begin  with worship at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and continue with...

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Fine Arts Camp

Online registration is now available for our Fine Arts Camp on July 16—19 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  The camp is open to children who have completed Kindergarten through rising seventh graders. The cost of the camp is $25/child or $20/sibling if more than one sibling...

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IHN Hosting

Our next hosting week for INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK of Athens begins on April 29. There are over 55 individual volunteer jobs that need to be filled.  Won't you consider taking one? Sign up on the FBC website today under Mission Opportunities. Questions? Contact...

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Vacation Bible School 2018

Online registration is now available for the 2018 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL on June 11-14 from 9 am to noon. "Lights, Camera, Action!" is the theme for this year's VBS which is open to children who are rising Kindergartners through sixth grade. Please fill out a separate...

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Bible Study and Prayer Gatherings with Chestnut Grove

Our monthly gatherings with members of Chestnut Grove Baptist for Bible study and prayer continue through the spring. We will gather at First Baptist in our Fellowship Hall on the fourth Tuesday evening of each month. We will meet at 6:30 p.m.  and finish at 7:30 p.m....

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Emergency Weather Response Team

If you are interested in joining a newly formed EMERGENCY WEATHER RESPONSE TEAM to be a back-up family shelter for the Salvation Army during weather emergencies, including cold weather, please sign up on the FBC website. Go to FBC Mission Opportunities to learn all...

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Immigrant Buddy Program

There is an immediate need in the community for an individual (or family) to work with an immigrant family facing the crisis of deportation.  This is a short-term IMMIGRANT BUDDY PROGRAM projected to last less than 3 months and is a great opportunity to live out our...

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First Baptist Church of Athens believes worship pleasing to God occurs when all members of our congregation – young and old, male and female, unhindered by status, race or national origin – make regular worship participation a high priority; endeavor to discover their unique God-given gifts; and offer those gifts in community to Father, Son and Holy Spirit as acts of adoration, praise and commitment. We gather each Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. for worship.