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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. Until we re-open for in-person worship, we hope you will join us for our online worship and let us know you are here by filling out our contact form.  Once things are back to normal, 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 16th Sunday after Pentecost
September 20 at 11:00 a.m. via Livestream

What Does the Lord Require
Sermon by Joel SNider
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Scripture: Genesis 4:1-16; I Corinthians 8


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

Hats Off to Fall

Sunday, September 20 at 5:00 pm will be our Zoom “Kick off” night for children’s choir and mission kids. This will be a Zoom for all children – preschool age 3 through 6th grade. All parents are invited to join us for the first 15 minutes as we explain how the fall...

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Let’s Talk 2020

Let’s Talk 2020: Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly This will be our third experience to engage in a “Let’s Talk” series which brings us together as people of faith to have open, respectful, and searching conversations at the intersection of faith, life experience,...

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Our Daily Bread Needs

OUR DAILY BREAD has continued service to guests throughout the pandemic.Meals are individually packaged and handed out to guests in the FBC parking lot. Click here for information about new guidelines, including a minimum and maximum age for volunteers.  There will be...

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