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 witness for Christ following the strategy given by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Acts 1:8.

  1. Jerusalem: We will seek to be witnesses for Christ to the approximately 92,000 people in Limestone county primarily partnering with the Limestone Baptist Association and other Christian community organizations. 
  2. Judea: We will seek to be witnesses for Christ to the approximately 5 million people in the State of Alabama primarily partnering with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. We will seek to partner with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions in Church Planting, Disaster Relief, Evangelism, Literacy Missions and other opportunities as The Lord leads. 
  3. Samaria: We will seek to be witnesses for Christ to the approximately 330 million people in the United States primarily partnering with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. WE will seek to do this through Strategic Partnerships, Church Planting, utilizing the Send Network, Disaster Relief and other opportunities available through the North American Mission Board. 
  4. Ends of the Earth: We will seek to be witnesses for Christ to the approximately 7 billion people outside the United States residing in the Americas, Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. 
  5. In addition we will seek to partner with our FBC Athens missionaries serving in our Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and Ends of the Earth.

2023 Opportunities


Mission Location: Owens/West Limestone
Mission Dates: Weekly
Mission Description: The Church at River Mills exists for Christ’s glory. We are devoted to being Gospel-Driven, Discipleship-Focused, Community-Engaged, and Theologically Sound. We are located in the Owens/West Limestone community and have a heart to see this community won to The Lord Jesus Christ. We gather for weekly worship at 10:30AM with Bible study at 9:00 AM for all ages. In our worship service, our passion is seeing the Word of God read, preached, sung, and prayed. We have an insatiable commitment to preaching verse-by-verse through books of the Bible in order that God’s Word would speak to His people in His timing. Having been established by God’s providence for over one year now, we look forward to seeing how God will continue to work in our midst for His glory. Join us on mission all for Christ’s glory. 
Mission Contact: Pastor Noah Hicks, nhicks@fbcathens.org

 Mission: SERVE DAY
 Mission Location: Athens
 Mission Dates: January 27, April 13, and September 28. 
 Mission Description:  God has called His people to serve others. Serving is not about an event, but rather infusing a “serving” culture into the DNA of FBC. Teams will engage in yard work, cleaning of homes, small jobs such as changing light bulbs, fire alarm batteries, air conditioning filters, building handrails, wheelchair ramps, distributing food boxes and other small jobs. 
Mission Contact: John Crocker, jcrocker@fbcathens.org

Mission: Home Mission Team

Mission Location: Athens

Mission Dates: January 21, March 24, May 26, September 22 and November 17. 

Mission Description: Are you ready to make impact in Limestone County for Christ? Join our Home Mission Team and become a witness for Christ and a beacon of hospitality to new families! Join our Bakery Team to bake homemade goods or Delivery Team to deliver these gifts to new families in Limestone County! This is more than a mission; it’s an opportunity to be a part of something bigger, to foster a sense of community and to make newcomers feel right at home. Your time and talents can make a lasting impact on the lives of those who are just starting their journey in Limestone County. 

Mission Contact: John Crocker, jcrocker@fbcathens.org 

Hope For Athens

 Mission: Hope For Athens

 Mission Location: Athens

 Mission Date: Saturday, April 27

 Mission Description: We will partner with many churches in our community for the purpose of bringing Hope To Athens through a clothing tent and sharing the gospel. 

Mission Contact: John Crocker, jcrocker@fbcathens.org 

Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana

  Mission: Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana “La Familia de Dios” ; Hispanic Ministry led by Pastor Raul S. Tovar Ramirez

 Mission Location: Athens

 Mission Dates: Date: Weekly. 

  Mission Description: The vision of Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana “La Familia de Dios” is to reach families in the Athens community by making connections and establishing relationships to share the love and Good News of Jesus Christ. Our activities include Adult and kids Sunday School classes, worship services, Bible study in homes, Teamkids, VBS and going out on Saturdays to visit and make connections with people. We invite the church to be a part of this wonderful blessing.

Mission Contact: Eloisa Wright :eloisatovar@hotmail.com

Clothes Closet

 Mission: FBC Clothes Closet led by Charlotte Osburn and Naomi Lovell.

 Mission Location: Athens.

 Date: Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

 Mission Description: Partner with our Clothes Closet in providing clothing to friends in our community.

Mission Contact: Naomi Lovell, nlovell52@icloud.com

Limestone County Churches Involved 


  Mission: Limestone County Churches Involved, Inc.
  Mission Location: Athens.
  Mission Date: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM
  Mission Description: Mobilize the Churches of Limestone County to transform lives in the Name of Jesus Christ by providing a prayerful and organized approach to meeting the physical needs of individuals in our community. 

Mission Contact: lcci@knology.net 

North Alabama Prison Ministry

Mission: North Alabama Prison Ministry led by Catherine Johnson and Nell Owen.

 Mission Location: Prisons in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma, and Georgia.

 Mission Date: Monthly.

 Mission Description: A Correspondence Course reaching approximately 250 prisoners on a monthly basis using Source of Light curriculum

Mission Contact: Catherine Johnson, catherinej45@gmail.com

  Mission: Men’s Mission Team

  Mission Location: Athens and Limestone County.

  Mission Date: Various.

  Mission Description: A team of men from FBC Athens who help with local construction projects as needed. 

Mission Contact: Tom Norton, thnorton4831@gmail.com

 Mission: Full Tummy

 Mission Location: Athens

 Mission Date: Weekly in the Fall and Spring.

 Mission Description: Partner with the Full Tummy Project of Athens and Limestone County, a local Non-Profit Organization that is dedicated to helping end hunger in our community. 

Mission Contact: Sharon Connealy, smc4304@gmail.com



 Mission: Disaster Relief Training

Mission Location: Various in the State of Alabama

Mission Dates: Various
Mission Description : Presently Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief Teams are being trained to receive required credentials to serve when disasters hit. Training opportunities include: Administration, Assessment, Chainsaw, Chaplaincy, Childcare, Cleanup, Communications, Mass Feeding Shower and Laundry. To register go to www.sbdr.org click Connect, click Serve and click on the Ministry you would like to be trained in.  Training opportunities available at sbdr.org/events
Mission Contact: Don Miller. donmiller3@gmail.com



Mission: Tennessee
Mission Location: Ducktown, Tennessee
Mission Dates: TBD
Mission Description: One Day VBS. Join us in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in Ducktown, Tennessee. We will form a team that will take charge of various aspects of our one day VBS, from sharing Bible stories to recreation, crafts, music and snack sessions. 
Mission Cost: TBD

Mission: Hawaii
Mission Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Mission Dates: July 6-13
Mission Description: Embark on a life-changing adventure with our FBC Hawaii Mission Team July 6-13! Kauai, Hawaii, known for its breathtaking landscapes, warm hospitality, and vibrant culture is also a place where the evangelical Christian community is only 8%. Join our team as we make a significant impact on this beautiful island for Jesus Christ. 
Our FBC Mission Team will be working hand-in-hand with a local church, forming a powerful partnership to serve and uplift the people of Hawaii. With a heart for community and a passion for spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ, our team will engage in various ministries tailored to meet the unique needs of the diverse population. 
As one of the most culturally rich states in the US, Hawaii offers a unique opportunity for our team to share the Gospel with people from various backgrounds. From service projects that improve the local community to kids ministry that brings joy to young hearts, homeless ministry that provides compassion to those in need, and sports ministry that fosters teamwork and camaraderie-there are endless possibilities to impact people fort Christ. 
Mission Cost: $799 plus Airfare. 

Mission Wyoming: 
Mission Location: Big Piney, Wyoming
Mission Dates: August 17-23
Mission Description: Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure that combines service, community, and the breathtaking landscapes of Wyoming? The join our FBC Wyoming Mission! We will be cutting, splitting, and stacking firewood for those facing chilly Wyoming winters.
Our team will be equipped with chainsaws and trailers. We will also have the chance to connect with local families, offer prayers, and share our personal story. It’s not just about firewood, it’s about building lasting relationships and being a witness for Jesus Christ. 




Ends of the Earth