Welcome to First Baptist in Swainsboro, GA
We are all in this together. No matter our history, circumstances, or goals, we are all humans and all need love and acceptance. That’s why the church exists and why you belong here. We are a family of faith who desires to wholeheartedly serve the Lord. As in all families, we are decidedly different individuals, but united in loving our neighbors as ourselves. We invite you to join us in celebrating our many blessings and praising God. If you are looking for a spiritual home, we welcome you.
What We Believe
Mission – We are a Fellowship that is on Mission to BUILD the Kingdom of God.
B– Believe together in Worship
U – Understand the Bible in groups
I – Invest our time , talent and treasures
L – Live out the Gospel on a daily basis
D – Depend on one another as a Faith Family
Upward: Celebrating God through Worship, Inward: Building the Body of Christ through Discipleship and Fellowship and Outward: Caring for People through Missions and Ministry
On January 1, 1875, ten years after Sherman’s March to the sea, “The Baptist Church of Christ at Swainsboro” was founded by eleven men, one being George Washington Smith, a former Confederate soldier. The church was fully constituted after the first house of worship was built on property that was deeded to the church on February 22, 1875, by George W. Moring. That first building, which sits on the corner of West Main and Roberts Streets, is now used by the Swainsboro Primitive Baptist Church.
Soon the Baptists wanted a new location. In 1896 they erected a building on Coleman Street on a lot donated by John C. Coleman. However, the noise from nearby trains caused the members to quickly look for another location.
In 1914 the church moved to the corner of North Main and Church Streets. This less noisy location was also donated by Mr. Coleman. After thirty years, the congregation needed more space.
Randolph Coleman donated several lots facing onto Pine Street and the Church bought the remaining amount of land that constitute its present-day location on West Main Street. The current sanctuary was consecrated on March 6, 1949. Since its completion, the original structure has been altered twice. First, in 1956 two transepts, a three story educational wing and a second story addition behind the sanctuary were added. Then in 1966 the addition of a courtyard, offices, a social hall, and classrooms completed the complex. In 2011 the church completed contruction of a new Family Life Center.