What’s THEIR Story? 

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Many people at First Baptist Athens have met Jesus Christ and experienced his life-changing power. We were all once lost and going our own way, but we were introduced to Jesus and learned of his free gift offer of salvation. Once we received Christ as Lord and Savior, we began to experience life in a very different way. And everyone wants to tell their story!  Enjoy these awesome Salvation Stories below!

 

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Bobby G.’s Story

 RisenSD_main-clean (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? 
 
I professed to know Christ for many years but constant battles with sin took a great toll in my life and I found my marriage ending and desperately empty and fearful inside. One day in church I prayed “God I don’t care what it costs me, just please save my soul, in Jesus name amen”. For about 6 years I was made very aware of my sinful condition and terrified I would die in my sin. I only begged God, in this time, to have mercy on my soul and I also would make a plea to find life in Him. It seems I was a very wicked and hypocritical man for many years.
 

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Donna M’s Story

sf_whereIAm_03 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * I was raised in a home where God was known as “the man upstairs.” We attended church on special occasions. I do not ever remember hearing the gospel message. After graduating from high school and while attending technical school, I met and married my husband. His career moved us away from


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Anonymous Story

sf_Reborn_0004_Group 1 copy 5 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * While I was lost, I was always afraid that I would die before I could be saved. Thinking about it now, it seems silly to me that I had this great fear, and ALL I had or needed to do was accept Christ. During this time I was in church


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Mary B’s Story

amazinggrace-p1 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * I was a young girl who thought the world revolved around me and my parents. I was in church and raised in a loving Christian family, but until a revival message spoke to me personally I did not see myself as a sinner, lost and separated from God.

How did you come to Christ? * During a revival at the age of 9 I realized God was speaking


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Nathan G’s Story

Ash Wednesday HD_variant3 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * I grew up in a Christian home in the big city of Athens, TN. Jesus was introduced to me at a young age, and having grown up in church it comes as no surprise that I accepted Him as my Lord and savior at the early age of


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“Anonymous”

Love-Like-Jesus-Back1 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * Church was a social event growing up. We only went on a holiday or if there was a cute guy you wanted to impress. My parents are lost. I was the forgotten kid so I looked for love in all the wrong places. I had an abortion by 16


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Brenda R.’s Story

PaidInFull_0003_Group 1 copy 6 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * Before I met Christ, I was just a typical, carefree child.

I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior at the age of 9. My mother, through very adverse circumstances but with firm, abiding faith, saw to it that we were in church most every


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Bill S’s Story

RisenSD_main-clean (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * I grew up attending a church of another denomination. My parents were regular participants with my father an active deacon/elder. I began singing in the choir at age six and through the years was active in our youth group. At age 12, like many others, I was baptized (sprinkled) and subsequently became a “member”


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Julie O’s Story

sf_Believe_0005_Group 1 copy 5 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? *  I grew up in a wonderful, loving, Christian home. I had an idyllic childhood and was very imaginative. As the youngest child, separated by six years from my next sibling, I spent a great deal of time alone. This isolation taught me a great deal of self-reliance but also self-importance. It was all about me.


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Brooksie M.s Story

Savior3 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * I’ve heard and read testimonies from people who had such dramatic changes in their lives when they were saved. I didn’t have that kind of experience to tell and I didn’t think anyone would want to hear my story.
During a lay-lead revival at First Baptist, many came to give testimony of their salvation. It


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