Where Do You Fit In?

Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community.  We have many places for you to learn, serve, and grow at First Baptist Athens.

Sunday School:

We offer a variety of Sunday School classes for everyone from nursery through senior adults. Each class is designed to specifically meet these needs. Sunday School takes place each Sunday morning 9:30 am (all age groups). Please use our Welcome Center entrance to receive assistance in locating classes that are right for you and your family. Feel free to Contact Us through this website for information before you visit.
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Each time we meet together, children get to participate in their own classes. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of the class teachers is carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s instruction. The children’s ministry of First Baptist Athens is recognized for their awesomeness!
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First School:

pdoFirst Baptist Athens offers a Weekday First School program for 3 & 4 year olds. We have classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Our mission statement is: To extend the mission and ministry of First Baptist Church by providing a biblically based education to preschoolers throughout the week, helping preschoolers develop physically, mentally, spiritually, morally, socially, and emotionally through age-appropriate activities.
We offer a prepared environment that offers, exploration, manipulation of educational manipulatives, repetition, and activities that foster communication and curiosity.

Mom’s Life:

We hope Mom’s Life at First Baptist Athens will be a place for women to join together and commit to support and encourage each other through the joys and trials of motherhood. Mom’s Life will provide opportunities for friendships, network of support, and fun! Ladies of all ages and stages of life are invited to Moms Life events! We offer the following and more:
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  • Play Dates
  • Ladies Night Out


Youth / Students:

First Baptist Athens is committed to providing a biblically based, vibrant ministry to our students.  Currently our youth ministry holds two services each week specifically for Middle and High School students. This is in addition to our regular Sunday morning service and an age graded bible study during Sunday School.
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Adult Sunday School at First Baptist Athens has a two-fold purpose within the church. First, Sunday School provides an opportunity for adults to study God’s Word in a safe, nurturing environment conducive to learning and practicing our Christian faith. Second, Sunday School is a place to build and nurture relationships through fellowship and opportunities for ministry together. We have many, many, many Sunday School classes – for all age groups. We encourage guests to visit each Sunday School class in order to find the place that is right for you.
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Senior Adults:

Once you get past fifty-five, the fun has just begun. Whether retired, just plain tired, or active as ever, the over-55 group of First Baptist Athens provides refreshment, ministry, and times of valuable interaction. A mentoring ministry gives older believers a chance to meet with and help younger believers grow in Christ. Our Senior ministry involves not only our church members but other seniors from around the community.  We cover a wide range of activities and interests, and we hope you will join us!
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At First Baptist Athens, missions stands at the heart of all that we do. We actively support and participate in missions work in our community, our country, and on other continents of the world. We are constantly “on mission” for the gospel of Jesus Christ, whether it be across town or around the world. Come join us in fulfulling our mission of glorifying God by making disciples of all nations!
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The Music Ministry of First Baptist Athens is committed to facilitating worship, fellowship, encouragement and outreach through a balanced program of music that includes expressions ancient and modern, eloquent and simple, familiar and new. We strive to prepare gatherings for worship that are Christ-exalting, transformational, and display the unity of the Spirit.

Corporate worship in our morning and evening services is enhanced through various musical ensembles that participate each Sunday. If you sing or play an instrument, we would love to have you join us.



A Place For You…

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“We love it here!”

My wife and I love First Baptist Athens! We’ve only been here for 12 months, but the church has become very central in our lives.  We’ve formed many new friendships and have learned so much about living the Christian life every day!  We’ve been able to serve others as well, and this has brought us great joy!  Now we’re able to help build new facilities for the future.  We really believe God has brought us here for the long haul – perhaps the rest of our lives!

Robert L.

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“I Love My Church!”

Our first week after relocating to Athens was met with an invitation to First Baptist Athens! And what a great decision. Pastor Clark does not preach “at” you but teaches straight from the Bible! I have learned what true worship means, how to share my faith in a difficult politically correct world, and how to use my talents to further His Kingdom. The programs the church has for my family and child have been superb – youth events, choir, small groups, community involvement… It is a full service church filled with kind members and a giving staff! 

Melonie C.

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“I can hardly wait!”

I can hardly wait to go to Sunday School each Sunday.  To me, my class gives me love that I could never get anywhere else.  I have so many friends that love and support me.  I also get the right kind of teaching to help me through each week, and I know that God is always there.  I’m so glad I made the decision to walk over to First Baptist and check things out.

Les S.




“Thank You God!”

First Baptist to me is comfort. It is family. It’s a refuge when I need a place to find solace. It’s a place where I can raise my children and know they are receiving proper Christian guidance.  We came to FBC during a very tumultuous time in our lives and were welcomed with open arms as if we had always been a part of the congregation.  It’s such a comfort knowing that our pastor and the other ministers all work together for one goal….to share and spread God’s word with a dying and lost world.  I can’t imagine any other place I’d rather be to worship and praise God with my family.  I give thanks to God every day that He led us to be a part of this wonderful church family.  

Stephanie R.