staff Drake Whitten

Drake Whitten Teaching Pastor Bio: I was born and raised in Decatur, AL. I made a decision for Christ when I was 6 years old, but I never grew in my faith until later on. While in high school, I came across Luke 9:23. It says, “If anyone would come after me, let him […]


Discipleship DRAKE WHITTEN TEACHING PASTOR More about Drake

Women’s Ministries

Women’s Ministries Facebook Women on Mission (meets year round)This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:30AM on the 2nd floor. We still have two major projects this year including Christmas backpacks for the poverty areas on the Mississippi River and Christmas for patients in the nursing home. We will also be packing […]


Students Scholarship Application About Us FBCA Students is the student ministry of First Baptist Church Athens. Our ministry consists of 7th-12th grade students from numerous schools across Limestone County. We’d love you to come hang out with us! Student Worship We meet every Wednesday Night at 7:00 p.m. for our weekly Student Worship service. Wednesday nights […]


Taylor Calder Student Pastor Bio: Born in Athens, AL to Dwight and Misty Calder. Raised in Ardmore, AL with a brother and a sister. I was saved and baptized at the age of 7 years old at Sardis Springs Baptist Church. Around the age of 16, God began calling me into ministry. I surrendered […]


Missions Facebook The Bible says in Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” In obedience to Acts 1:8 we at FBC Athens will intentionally seek […]


Evangelism   The Evangelism Strategy of FBC Athens is Evangelism Explosion.  Evangelism Explosion is a ministry that trains people how to share their faith in Christ and how to bring people from unbelief to belief. It utilizes a variety of components including prayer, actual on-the-job training where the experienced lead the inexperienced, and the principle […]

staff- Tee Jackson

Tee Jackson Senior Adult & Pastoral Care Pastor      I was saved at age nine and baptized at age ten.  My mother and father were involved in church work and I was there at least three times a week.  Both parents taught Sunday School and my father was a deacon.  My older brother […]

uMatter Ministry

Ministry and Prayer Verse Lord, lead us to those with special needs so that we can minister to them.  Help us to create an environment that welcomes, embraces, and provides for them.  Give us hearts to understand and serve them and their families.  Most of all, let them see Jesus in everything we say and […]

ministries – senior adults

Senior Adults In every church the most precious and valuable resource is its members. At First Baptist we are blessed with many maturing and senior adults whose work and devotion has laid the foundation enabling us to be where we are today. We owe them a debt of gratitude that can never fully be repaid. We also understand the unique […]