First Baptist Church of Athens, Alabama is a thriving congregation of believers which meets at the intersection of Clinton Street and Hobbs Street near downtown Athens. Conveniently located on four city blocks, the eight building complex provides excellent facilities for the multifaceted ministries of a growing church. First Baptist Church traces organizational roots back to 1820. Yet, with firm roots in the past and a marvelous historical heritage, this church has a unique vision and focus. With more than two thousand members, First Baptist Church is embracing a future that is as bright as the promises of God. The adopted mission statement summarizes the commitment and goal of the church:
In the name of Jesus Christ, First Baptist Church of Athens surrenders to God’s desire, God’s design and God’s direction as revealed by the Holy Spirit and God’s Word.
The multifaceted ministries of this vibrant fellowship include all age groups. From “birth through graduation to glory” opportunities are provided for each and all persons to grow and to develop into Christlikeness. A committed ministerial staff and support staff serve to lead and equip the congregation in finding their special place of ministry and service in the body of Christ. Located in the city of Athens, the county of Limestone and the state of Alabama, First Baptist Church supports ministries and missions around the world. Because of its affiliation with the Limestone Baptist Association, the Alabama Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention, this mission minded group helps to support more than 10,000 missionaries locally, nationally and internationally. There is a place for you and for your family at First Baptist Church of Athens. With a renewed and growing commitment to children, youth and young families, this great historic church is pioneering in making an impact for Christ. A ready welcome and joyful reception awaits all who attend First Baptist Church.