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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

13th Sunday after Pentecost
August 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Wisdom and Knowledge
Sermon by Paul Baxley 

Scripture: I Kings 3:3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5: 15-20


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

Congregational News

Please read the following letters to the congregation regarding upcoming clergy staff changes. Pastoral Letter from Paul Baxley, Senior Minister Letter to the congregation from Brandon Pendry, Minister of Youth and...

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Wednesday Night Schedule Resumes

Our Wednesday Night Dinners will resume on August 15 at 5:00 p.m.  Please make dinner reservations on the form below or by contacting Heather Swank in the church office.  The meal cost is $7/adult and $3.50 fr children.  A menu for this year can be found here.  Please...

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Program Year for Children

The CHURCH PROGRAM YEAR is about to begin! We will kick off our Wednesday Night Children's Ministry offerings on Wednesday, August 22.  Please register your children for Children's Choirs and Mission Kids by following this link to online registration. Online...

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Online Giving Now Available

First Baptist Church is introducing 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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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.