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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. Until we re-open for in-person worship, we hope you will join us for our online worship and let us know you are here by filling out our contact form.  Once things are back to normal, 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.

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This Week in Worship


The Second Sunday in Lent
February 28 at 11:00 a.m.
Losing and Finding Our Lives
Sermon by Matt Marston

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Psalm 22: 23-31
Mark 8:31-38.


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.


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.

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Family Promise Host Week

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Our next hosting week for FAMILY PROMISE OF ATHENS is scheduled for March 7-14 and will be housed at Milledge Ave. Baptist Church.  We will need volunteers to provide meals, activities, stay overnight, and drive. Sign up for the job of your choice on the Family...

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2021 Deacon Election Process

2021 Deacon Election Process

DEACON ELECTION PROCESS FOR 2021 The schedule for our election process is as follows with all resident church members nominating up to 12 eligible members who meet the following criteria: 21 years of age; have been members of First Baptist for 2 years by the time of...

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