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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

Palm Sunday
April 5 at
11:00 a.m.

Even Death on a Cross
Sermon by Joel Snider
Join us on our Livestream


Matthew 21: 1-11
Philippians 2: 5-11



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

Deacon Election Process 2020

DEACON ELECTION PROCESS FOR 2020 The schedule for our election process is as follows with all resident church members nominating up to 12 eligible members who meet the following criteria: 21 years of age; have been members of First Baptist for 2 years by the time of...

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Lenten Devotional

The theme for this year's Lenten observance is Seek. Trust. Follow. This serves as an invitation to enter the daily spiritual discipline, open yourself to the scriptures, avail yourself of worship opportunities, and engage in study and dialogue with others in the...

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Mailing Address Change

Effective immediately, First Baptist Church has opened a Post Office Box for mail delivery. We have taken this step because over the last year, and particularly in the last several weeks, we have experienced increasing unreliability in mail delivery at the church...

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