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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









                 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
                   June 24, 2018        






                   Sermon by   Paul Baxley:         
Seeing Challenge Through the Eyes of Faith
I Samuel 17:32-49; Mark 4:35-41


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

The End Times

Frank Granger and the YOUNG ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS are heading over to Hendershot’s for six weeks (July 1-August 5). The topic is End Times, and will use the book, The End Times: Theology After You’ve Been Left Behind as a guide for the discussion. The group will...

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The Word Alive

Mark your calendars for The Word Alive, a COMMUNITY WOMEN’S EVENT on Friday and Saturday, October 12 & 13. Tickets will go on sale July 1. Contact Janet Cleland for ticket information.  

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Small Group Bible Conversations

During the months of June and July church members will be hosting Small Group Bible Conversations in their homes. These are small group conversations that engage with scripture and with current topics. Each of the small groups is led by facilitators.    ...

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Camp Hawkins Adult Mission Trip

FBC will be sending an Adult Mission Team to spend June 26 – July 1  to serve at CAMP HAWKINS, a residential camp serving children with developmental disabilities. Our team will teach Bible Study, Music, Arts and Crafts, Sports and Games and provide meals to 25...

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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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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.