ABOUT US

Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers. 

 

Our vision and mission is to build a community on mission to grow the Kingdom of God. Our strategy is to celebrate God through worship, build the body of believers through discipleship and fellowship, and care for others through missions and ministry.

 

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

WHO WE ARE

OUR BELIEFS

We affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. We believe there is only one living and true God who reveals himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We are a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, GA Baptist Mission Board, and Emanuel Baptist Association.

OUR DEACONS

We have 15 deacons who serve the church. These are men who are dedicated to serving the people of FBC and supporting the ministry work of the church. Each year, several men rotate off and there are elections to replace them. 

OUR VALUES

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

OUR HISTORY

SMALL BEGINNINGS

  1. Founded in 1875 by 11 men and their families at the corner of W Main and Roberts Street.
  2. A new building on Coleman Street was completed in 1896.
  3. In 1914 we moved to the corner of North Main and Church Street.
  4. After 30 years, the congregation needed more space and began construction on a new building.
  5. The current sanctuary was consecrated in 1949. Since then, two additions were built for more education and office spaces.
  6. In 2011, the Family Life Center was completed for children and youth activities.

OUR STAFF

Casey Shaw

Senior Pastor

Pastor Casey has for beautiful children with his wife Angie. He earned a B.A. from Columbia International University and then a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been in ministry for 14 years and joined FBC in August of 2018. Pastor Casey loves Christ and works diligently to lead us into a deeper faith in Jesus.

Matthew Jarrell

Youth & Children's Pastor

Matt was born and raised near Spartanbug, SC. He attended Clemson University and earned a B.S. in Business Management and Law. He then attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and earned a Master of Divinity in Apologetics. He and his wife, Emily, joined the FBC family in September of 2019. He is passionate about teaching youth and children what the Bible says as well as apologetics strategies.

Al Lawson

Music Director

Al Lawson has been the music director since..... He is a Swainsboro native and loves to sing! You can always find him full of energy and a smile.

HELPING PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS