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Realm Online Database

Realm Online Database

We are in the process of converting to a new member database that will give us the ability to do many different things online when it is completely set up. The new program is called “Realm.” There is also a new phone and mobile app called “Realm Connect.” (This is...

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Student Helpers Needed for VBS

Student Helpers Needed for VBS

FBC youth who have completed grade 7 through grade 12 are invited to volunteer to help with Vacation Bible School.  Volunteers are needed each day (Monday through Thursday) from June 21 - 24.  VBS will be held from 9 am to noon at First Baptist.  Please sign up on the...

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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. 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


Children's Sunday 
May 2 at 11:00 a.m.
Who Turned on the Light?
Sermon by Janet Cleland
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Psalm 136:1-9,26
1 John 1:4-7a


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.