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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

18th Sunday after Pentecost
September 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

How Should Christians Today Pursue Racial Reconciliation?
Sermon by Paul Baxley 

Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-22; Acts 8:26-40; John 4: 4b-26


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. 

Upcoming Events

Deacons Approve Search for Minister of Mission

Deacons Authorize Search for Part-time Minister of Mission September 18, 2018 At their regular September meeting, the Deacons of First Baptist Church unanimously approved a recommendation from the Personnel Committee that a search be conducted for a part time Minister...

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Churchwide Luncheon and Meeting

On Sunday, October 7, we will hold a CHURCHWIDE LUNCHEON in the Fellowship Hall followed by a congregational meeting. The agenda for the  meeting will include a presentation of the 2019 proposed church budget for information and discussion, a detailed report on Next...

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Bible Study and Prayer with Chestnut Grove

On Tuesday, August 24 we will begin our second year of shared Bible Study, prayer and worship with Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. We will gather for prayer and Bible Study on the fourth Tuesday of August, September, October, November, January, February, March and...

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Let’s Talk — The Bible and Public Life

Based on our first Let’s Talk series, our FALL ADULT DISCIPLESHIP Let’s Talk — The Bible and Public Life series is designed to create space for personal reflection, honest searching, and open conversation in community about matters of faith and life. We will also seek...

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Online Giving Now Available

First Baptist Church offers ONLINE GIVING OPTIONS  for our members and guests. The online giving links are found on our church web site, through the Church Life app, or by using the QR Code pasted below. Members need to sign up and register a password with My...

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