Summer is Here

Summer is Here

Dear Church, I want to begin by quoting the great theologian (that’s a joke) Alice Cooper; “School’s out for summer!” I think it’s appropriate that I use his lyrics since he and his wife worshiped with us on Sunday morning just a few weeks ago. It is hard to believe,...
Baby Dedication

Baby Dedication

One of the great privileges of being a pastor is that I share in some of the most sacred times in a family’s life. Often, that looks like proclaiming the hope of the resurrection as we celebrate the life of a loved one who has passed away. It is always a joyful...
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AND MERCER UNIVERSITY

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AND MERCER UNIVERSITY

The ties between First Baptist Church in Augusta and Mercer University in Macon are long and strong. Founded by Baptists in 1833, Mercer University has been an outstanding provider of excellent higher education in Georgia and the entire region. Over these years, First...
A PRAYER FOR FEBRUARY 26

A PRAYER FOR FEBRUARY 26

Gracious God, You have touched the life of the First Baptist Church in Augusta many times during her history. Our Bicentennial Anniversary is reminding us that the hand of your Providence in the journey of this family of faith is amazing. This story of Providence is...
A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES

A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES

On March 25, 1817 a new organization was born in Augusta. It was called “The Baptist Praying Society of Augusta.” Although it was not yet a constituted church, this group of eighteen people drafted a statement about their purpose for coming together. They wrote: “We,...
FORMER PASTORS

FORMER PASTORS

The story of First Baptist Church in Augusta is a story that is seen in thousands of faces and heard in thousands of voices. Over the course of two hundred years, people have served, given, sacrificed, prayed, laughed, cried, worshiped, ministered, hoped, forgiven,...