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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Kelly M’s Story

sf_itIsFinished_03 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * Anxious, misplaced and lost.

How did you come to Christ? * At a Youth Revival at FBC in 1979 at 8 years of age (PTL). My mother, Rhonda Tennyson Gray, was pivitol in my church up-bringing and I was blessed to have Ansel Baker as my pastor! God was


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Marsha F.’s Story

sf_whereIAm_03 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * I was raised in a very loving Christian family. My parents taught me from the Bible about God’s love for me, that I should love Him because He first loved me, and that to show my love, I was to obey Him. I was a very obedient child and wanted to please God and my parents.


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Brittany D.’s Story

sf_Reborn_0004_Group 1 copy 5 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? *    I grew up in a moral home but not one that went to church regularly. I knew who God and Jesus was and that Christmas was about Jesus’ birth and Easter his death and resurrection, but that was the extent of my knowledge. Much of my early knowledge of Bible stories I can thank to attending after school Bible study


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Libby J.’s Story

amazinggrace-p1 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ?  As a child I grew up in church but somehow missed God’s plan to save me so I worked out my own way.  I assumed my daddy would die before me, go to heaven, tell Jesus about his daughter and when I got there, Jesus would let me in.  Then I heard a girl my age died.  I was alarmed and concerned that I would die before my dad.


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Vivian B.’s Story

Ash Wednesday HD_variant3 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * My parents did not go to church when I was young so I was never exposed to God or the bible. When I was 10 years old my Dad died leaving my mother with 4 kids, me being the oldest. She moved us to East Tennessee near her family.


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Bob B.’s Story

Love-Like-Jesus-Back1 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * My father ‘the preacher’ was in his mid 30’s when he heard God’s call. Dad pastored Thorn Grove Baptist Church, Strawberry Plains, TN and married the head deacon’s daughter my mother 19 years younger than him. I followed my brother to the altar at 10 days before my 6th birthday and was baptized.


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Debbie A.’s Story

PaidInFull_0003_Group 1 copy 6 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * I was blessed to be born and raised in a Christian home and a wonderful Southern Baptist sister church. Even before I became a Christian, I wanted my life to please God and His Son.


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Jan S.’s Story

RisenSD_main-clean (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * From the time I was able to understand, I knew the name of Jesus and that He loved me. I was blessed to be raised by wonderful Christian parents, so it came as no surprise to me that Jesus wanted to live in my heart and be my Savior.


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Esther S.’s Story

sf_Believe_0005_Group 1 copy 5 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * I was nine-years-old when I became a Christian, so I don’t remember not being a believer in Christ. I was blessed with loving parents who lived out their faith in the home. They also immersed me in church (FBC Athens) from the time I was two-weeks-old, so I had wonderful examples of faith there, too.


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Mary K.’s Story

Savior3 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * I was raised a Catholic which I was taught was the “one true religion” so I believed the lie that I was assured my place in Heaven as long as I confessed my sins to the priest and did my penance. I had a very happy and normal childhood but as I became an adult I realized I had a Huge Hole in my life! I was missing something. No clue what that was until….Jesus came in to my life.


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