The FBCD Visual Arts Guild is a fellowship of individuals interested in expressing the love of God’s world and the stories of its people through teaching, workshops, exhibits, and special events. The Guild seeks to stimulate increased awareness and benefits of visual arts while reaching out to the church and community.


Preview of Showing in 3rd Floor Gallery

Photographer’s Theme Exhibition – Atlanta Photographic Society

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Formerly Showing:
Atlanta Photographic Society’s Photographer’s Theme Exhibition

The 2019 edition of the Atlanta Photographic Society's Photographer's Theme Exhibition featured 12 themes (36 images) by 9 different APS photographers. This wonderful show ran Sunday April, 28 thru Thursday June 13 in the 3rd Floor Gallery at First Baptist Church of Decatur, GA. 

Each three-image theme is unique, and the diversity of themes reflect the breadth and ingenuity of our APS photographers.This year's entrants include regulars: Mike Shaefer, Janerio Morgan, Marc McElhaney, Jim Harrison, Darryl Neill and Rohit Kamboj; and new members: Elsie Allen, Jennifer Cardinell and Ken Anderson.


about the visual arts guild

The arts are a great way to: celebrate God's beautiful creation, shine the light of truth on injustice, and seek closer relationships with God.

The FBCD Visual Arts Guild believes that all people are made in the image of God - the Great Creator. We believe we can use our calling to the arts to support our church and it's missions, and to build and enhance connections with our local community.

The Visual Arts Guild supports diverse opportunities for art activities, ministries and missions at First Baptist Decatur including (but not limited to):

  • Exhibitions of paintings, photography and other visual arts by church members, youth, everyone who calls FBCD home, and the broader Decatur community;

  • Arts courses and outings;

  • Group Art Projects; and, most important,

  • Your creative ideas!

All art works will be placed for display with sensitivity to the mission and values of First Baptist Church of Decatur.


Third Floor Gallery

The 3rd Floor Gallery, established during late 2017, has already hosted several wonderful photography and art shows. This flexible space has room for both small and large shows, ranging from about 25 to 80 works.


If you’re interested in learning more about the Visual Arts Guild at FBCD, please contact Kay Jowers or Jim Harrison.