In Our City


Here are stories about FBCD folks "doing something" in our city.
Return to in our city to find out more about how to get involved.


A relatively new mission of our church, Journey Men’s Shelter, is an established, proven organization that works with homeless men to help them make the journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency.  Journey provides shelter, meals, transportation and the casework support needed for its residents to succeed.  At any given time, about two dozen homeless men benefit from Journey’s services, with thirty or more making the transition to more permanent housing each year.

FBC Decatur helps form the foundation of Journey’s support system—a network of churches and volunteers that prepares and serves food, teaches classes and provides financial assistance to keep the lights running and enable its dedicated, hard-working staff.  You are always welcome to visit the shelter or help to serve an evening meal to see Journey’s work first-hand. Every month, you can find a list of items that Journey needs to better serve its men, on our website——where you can also learn more about Journey ‘s work.

This month, Journey is asking you to consider registering your Kroger shopping card with the Journey Men’s Shelter (organization #17268) at   Registering your Kroger shopping card with Journey is one easy way to regularly support men striving to get back on their feet and complete the journey to self-sufficiency.

Matupi Church Celebrates New Life in Christ

The Matupi Church congregation baptized 10 people on January 4, 2015
News on the Matupi Church congregation can also be found here.

Here are pictures from this special day of baptisms.

Habitat for Humanity - 2014 Build

In 2014 First Baptist Decatur worked with several other faith groups to help build a new home with the Burton family.

Thanks to the volunteers who helped!—Don Hammonds, Mike Norman, Fred Palmer, Melanie White, Tom Babcock, Milton Brown, Mickey Goodson, Scott Morris, Haley Akins, Joshua Robertson, Ron Thomas, Julie Grubbs, Tex Grubbs, Austin Lee, Trey Palmer, Jake Myers, Wes Browning, Harriett Manley, Leonard Williams, and Brian Fisher.

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MLK Day of service
Held in January each year

Annual Decatur Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project

FBCD volunteers do home repairs and yard work for Decatur senior citizens to help them live safely, comfortably and affordably in their homes.

Season of giving/christmas decatur

In 2014, 2015 and 2016, our giving to the annual Season of Giving/Christmas Decatur emphasized focusing on senior citizens, particularly those at Clairmont Oaks. Mai Cavalli organized this effort and Don Hammonds, Bob Woodson, and Jim Manley helped her with the deliveries.