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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.

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This Week in Worship


The  Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
February 23 at
11:00 a.m.
Jacob and the Blessed Limp
Sermon by Joel Snider
Genesis 32:22-32


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.

Latest News

Psalm 23: Journey with the Shepherd

The Music Ministry of First Baptist invites you to a musical service to honor the legacy of long-time former Music Minister Rev. Robert Farrall on Sunday, March 1 during the 11:00 a.m. worship.  Written and conducted by Pepper Choplin, this original score is titled...

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March Mission Madness

FBC will host Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Youth MARCH MISSION MADNESS on Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15. March Mission Madness is a weekend retreat for young people to gather together for worship, fellowship, and a full day of mission work in local...

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Low Country Adventure

The Seeker Team is sponsoring a LOW COUNTRY ADVENTURE from April 30 to May 2 that is open to the congregation.  Highlights include a tour of Historic Savannah by Trolley car, a show at the Savannah theater, a cruise to Harbor Town in Hilton Head, a Carriage Tour of...

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