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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 Second Sunday after Epiphany
January 20 at 
11:00 a.m.

Discipleship is Risky Business -- Sermon by Frank Granger

Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8; Luke 5:1-11


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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MLK Ecumenical Worship

The Annual MARTIN LUTHER KING ECUMENICAL SERVICE will be held at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church (1931 Old West Broad Street) on Sunday, January 20 at 5:00 p.m.  Rev. Ronnie Gannt and Rev. Stacy Pardue will be keynote speakers. The 8th District Mass Choir will provide the...

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IHN Hosting

Our next hosting week for the INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETYWORK begins on Sunday, February 3. We need a number of volunteers to make sure our guests are comfortable. If you haven’t had the opportunity to volunteer previously, this is a great opportunity to learn the...

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