What to expect
Welcome to First Baptist Church of Decatur! Whether this is your first time or your 100th, it is our prayer that you experience both God’s presence and a genuine welcome today. FBCD is a vibrant, progressive, and active faith community committed to helping people follow in the way of Jesus Christ.
Do You Have Children?
We love kids and we intentionally create environments that they can thrive in. These include: Fresh Start Kids (8:45am), Sunday School (10:00am), Sanctuary Kids (11:15am), and FBU Kids (Wed. 6:30pm). If you prefer, your children can even stay in worship with you! We have a worship wagon located on the piano side of the sanctuary with quiet activities for kids. Contact Pastor Kristen to learn more.
Are you a Teenager?
If you’re a student in middle or high school, we have a legit community of youth you’re invited to become a part of. Our youth group meets at 10:00am on Sunday mornings (in S-320) for a Bible study and then again on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm for food, games, and learning what it means to live like Jesus. For more information, contact Chris Faulkner.
Help, I'm an Adult
Whether you’re a college student, senior adult, or somewhere in between, we have a community group just for you! Every Sunday at 10:00am, multiple groups gather for Bible studies, book studies, current event discussions, and more. It’s a great way to make meaningful connections with new people. There are even opportunities to connect during the week, like First Baptist University (FBU), Sr. Adult Bible Study, and others. Click here to learn more.
Sunday morning worship regular schedule
Regular worship schedule
FRESH START WORSHIP
8:45am in Carreker Hall
led by Fresh Start Band
11:15am in the Sanctuary
led by choir, organ & piano
Learning Groups and Bible Study
sunday morning groups for all
Sunday mornings at 10:00am
You are invited to explore the options for learning and Bible study by visiting groups on Sunday morning!
There are a variety of learning styles in the groups at FBCD. Don't feel locked in to a group the first time you visit.
We encourage you to visit several groups as a way to meet folks in the church and find the right fit for you. You will be welcomed!
Want help finding the right group for you? Email the Welcome Center!
We are located at the corner of Clairemont and Commerce in Decatur, Georgia.
Where do I park?
There are two main parking areas at First Baptist Church—an outside parking lot and a covered parking deck. Most first-time guests find it easiest to park in the outside lot to the right (North) of the Sanctuary Building.
You can also park in the upper or lower-levels of the parking deck on the South side of the building. You might have to take a ticket to get into the deck, but parking is free on Sundays, so you won't have to pay on the way out!
Where do I go inside the building?
From the outdoor parking area, enter the large covered entry way. This is the first floor of the Main Building (Sanctuary Building). Fresh Start worship is on this floor in Carreker Hall, and Sanctuary worship is up the elevator or stairs to the second floor. You may also enter the Sanctuary from the front lawn.
Need help finding your way around?! Ask anybody for a staff member or greeter. We'll get you connected!
Click on the marker to access our location on Google Maps.
What else does this church have for me?
First Baptist Church Decatur offers opportunities for each member of your household to connect with God and other people just like you.
We invite you to get a personal and friendly first look at FBC Decatur. You are welcome to come for a visit this weekend!