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 Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
February 24 at 
11:00 a.m.

Travel Instructions -- Sermon by Paul Baxley

Scripture:  Luke 9:1-11


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.

Latest News

Women’s Mission Circles Host Dinner

The Farrall Hynds Circle and the Virginia Appleton Circle are hosting a dinner at FBC on Tuesday, February 19 in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m.  All women are invited to attend and hear CBF FIELD MISSIONARY Diane McNary speak about her work in Slovakia.  Please RSVP...

read more

La Table

Celebrate the work of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens at LA TABLE, the annual fundraiser for IHNA held at the Athens Country Club on Tuesday, February 26 at 11:00 a.m. Come and see all the decorated tables, enjoy a delicious lunch with friends, and hear...

read more

Partnership with Barrow Elementary

As part of our Next Steps Vision process the congregation decided to help reduce illiteracy in Athens Clarke County. This decision led us to adopt  Barrow Elementary School. We began by hosting a Barrow Family BBQ last October. Since then, we have eight  volunteers...

read more