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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 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
August 25 at
11:00 a.m.

Isaac on the Altar
Sermon by Joel Snider

Scripture: Genesis 22:1-14


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

Midweek Bible Study

MIDWEEK DISCIPLESHIP AND BIBLE STUDIES begin August 20. There will be two options this fall, focusing on an overview of the Bible. The Tuesday Noon and Wednesday evening option (beginning August 21) will be Bible 101, led by Frank Granger. We will explore how we use...

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Children’s Choir and Mission Kids

We are looking forward to beginning the program year with children in choir and Mission Kids on Wednesday evenings. Children's Choir and Mission Kids will begin meeting for the 2019-2020 school year on Wednesday, August 21. Choirs rehearse from 5:45 p.m. until 6:30...

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Deacon Election Results

Congratulations to our recently elected Deacons: Gary Blasingame, Tom Brown, Bob Cain, Carol Cofer, Richard Coleman, Andy Hogan, David Millians, Gayle Noblet, Robin O’Rear, Lori Ragsdale, Carol Reddish and Beth Sanders.  

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