HUG Conference

HUG 2022 INFORMATION The Helping the Uniquely Gifted (HUG) Conference provides an opportunity to learn best practices from academic and industry experts on ministering to the uniquely gifted individuals with special needs in your church or other organization.  HUG 2022 is packed with an all-star lineup of experts in… Implementing ADA best practices Understanding the […]


Taylor Calder Interim 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 […]


Missions 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 to […]


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 […]

Fall Family Festival

Thank you for spending your Sunday evening with us at the Fall Family Festival.  Our goal is to share the love of Jesus by providing a fun, safe, and loving environment for families throughout our community. We hope you enjoyed visiting the trunks, playing games, riding horses, etc., but more importantly, we want you to […]

Operation Christmas Child

operation christmas child   First Baptist Church, Athens, is setting a goal to send 1000 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child to Samaritans Purse by November 20. There are 2 ways to pack a shoebox. Pack a shoebox and bring it to the church Boxes and other materials are located in the foyer outside the […]


vbs INFORMATION VBS at FBC Athens is June 20-24, 8:30-Noon each day. VBS is for children who are entering kindergarten through those who recently completed 6th grade.  Zoomerang is a sanctity of life VBS in the land down under! We’ll marvel at the unforgettable wildlife, culture, and beauty of Australia while exploring the wonder and […]

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 […]