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Polly Bullard Woods
· April 15, 2018
I have been listening to the radio broadcast of this church for about a year now and have received a rich blessing every week! I will start sending small checks to help with the radio ministry.
Jeff Lawson
· May 20, 2017
Been a member for 42 years. We have an excellent staff and terrific pastor who preaches love and inclusion of others. In a world that tends to be so judgmental (including some pastors and churches) is exactly the message I need to hear each Sunday to start my week. See More
Joshua Dean Dodd
· January 27, 2017
This place is wonderful. I've been thoroughly surprised and happy with how great everyone is and how well they are with our 3 year old. She literally loves being there, always up and ready to go, I ca...n't thank them enough for, and can't get enough of the good Christian values they teach her, all while doing it in a way that she has so much fun learning it. There is no doubt that I'd recommend First Baptist to anyone. We need more places like First Baptist! See More
Jennifer Thuy-Tien McCall
· June 10, 2014
We love our church! Dr. Coates is the kindest man and a wonderful teacher. We love all of the staff. Our children are well-loved here. Every ministry is just wonderful. The nursery is full of loving c...aregivers. The children's ministry is led by patient and enthusiastic teachers. The youth is just the right mix of fun and learning. The music ministry is amazing. Our children love singing and learning how to play instruments. We love the friends we have made in the grownup classes. We love the many volunteer opportunities. We can't say enough good things about our church. See More
Doris Youngblood DeStefano
· April 17, 2017
This was just my first time here, but I was immediately impressed by the kindness and sincerity of the pastor, Dr. Coates. It is obvious that he is genuinely interested in each person. Loved their and orchestra, too. See More
Cindy D. Whitmire
· November 7, 2015
To be such a big church, FBC truly has the spirit if a small church. I almost could not believe how friendly the people are at First. I was amazed from my first visit. I continue to be amazed every we...ek of the overwhelming loving spirit at First. I have found my place for worship and ministry. I absolutely love First Baptist Church!!! See More
Ashley Fitch
· March 23, 2015
Reverend Coates was my minister growing up in SC. He baptized me and married me. He is a wonderful preacher and we miss him so. I have found a new church in Charleston but no one compares to Rev. I would drive to GA every Sunday if possible. See More
Josie Turbeville
· March 20, 2016
This church is so awesome. A lot of amazing people and friendly faces. They have an amazing daycare center, beautiful banquet hall etc. If you're looking for an amazing place to call your church home ...choose this one... See More
Bryan James
· May 12, 2017
Oh it's nice, very nice, so nice it makes me believe churches should pay taxes. I think Jesus would be whipping up on some money changers in the temple.
Carmen Gama
· July 31, 2017
The pastor, Dr. Coates, is amazing! He is warm, welcoming, kind, and encouraging. His sermons are profound & engaging. I would encourage anyone to attend FBC Gainesville. I love my church!😊
Maria Garner
· October 6, 2015
Pastor Coates is kind and friendly to everyone he comes in contact with. We come here on Sunday's when I am not working. It is old school still sing from hymnals music could be updated but overall a g...reat place to worship. See More
DrGwyndolan Swain
· May 22, 2017
This was absolutely fantastic, unbelievable, and unforgettable event for my grandson and his classmates! Lakeview you did an exceptional job and I am so proud!
Misty Gama Vincent
· March 20, 2017
Absolutely loved it! And they sing from hymnals!!!� sermon was great and straight from the bible. I felt home
Jane McGlon
· December 20, 2014
The Living Christmas Tree concert was a wonderful performance! This was our first visit to the church and we were very impressed in every respect. We will return.
Jane Monfalcone Simmons
· December 12, 2016
Such a wonderful church and community. I am continually amazed!
Valerie Ryder Darling
· December 2, 2016
An amazing & generous church! It's big & beautiful!
Anita Butcher
· April 24, 2017
James R Stillwood, an apparent member of your congregation, has verbally abused and physically assaulted me. He's a racist and hates childrens. Have a sermon on tolerance, he needs one!!! Awful, awful man.
Linda Hembree
· June 15, 2016
The people were warm and friendly and I really enjoyed being there
Sunrise on Easter!
FBC staff having a little fun!!'
Finishing up the dress rehearsal for this year's Living Christmas Tree. We can't wait to see you at First Baptist beginning tonight!!

We’re looking forward to a great night of music and worship led by our 1st-5th graders and Student Orchestra. Our Young Musicians have worked hard on their musical, In His Image. Hope to see you at 6:30 in the Sanctuary this Wednesday evening.

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Emporium, the annual "shopping for a cause" event put on by the women of First Baptist Church, is just a little over six months away, and we need your help! This event is only possible with the help of our wonderful volunteers. Want to find out how to get involved this year? Please join us for an interest meeting tomorrow night at 6 p.m. in the Parlor. Emporium is October 11th-13th.

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