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Small Group Study

Small Group Study

Frank Granger is offering a six-week small group to discuss Curtis Freeman’s book, Pilgrim Letters: Instruction in the Basic Teaching of Christ. The group will explore six principles of the basic teachings of Christ. Freeman identifies these from Hebrews 6:1-2:...

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A Prayer For Our Times

A Prayer For Our Times

A Three-Week prayer focus for the issues and challenges which surround us Much continues in our world to challenge us. The past year and a half has challenged us in ways we have not known previously. The prophet Joel’s message, offered in the midst of disaster and...

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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 are open for in-person worship each Sunday at 11:00 a.m.  If you aren’t ready to come inside, please join us on our livestream and let us know you are here by filling out our contact form.  We’d love to have you 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 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
October 31 at 11:00 a.m.

Sermon by Matt Marston
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Genesis 18:1-15


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.