Open to explore

Open for you

Open to serve

I’m New

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 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.

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you.

This Week in Worship

The Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 23 at
11:00 a.m.

Injured Love as the Wrath of God
Sermon by Joel Snider

Scripture:  I Thessalonians: 5:4-11


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.

Latest News

How You Can Help Camp Hawkins

Members of FBCA will once again be serving at CAMP HAWKINS from June 25-30. Camp Hawkins is run by the Georgia Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries to offer a five-day camp for children ages 8 - 21 with special needs including, but not limited to, ADHD,...

read more

Summer Small Group Bible Conversations

Short Stories by Jesus Small Group Bible Conversations meet in homes for exploration and conversation about scripture and current topics. All sessions are scheduled from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on various weeknights. There are three locations from which to choose, and the...

read more

AthFest Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help FBC work at AthFest KidFest Craft Tent on Saturday, June 22.  FBC will provide four volunteers for two time slots to facilitate craft activities for children visiting the music and art festival. Sign up on the form below if you are able...

read more