New to First Baptist Church Statesboro?
Why Church Membership?
On a regular basis, you will hear me ask people to make the commitment of church membership. More than just being a regular attendee, a person who commits to church membership says he wants to be “cared for and counted on.” Church membership creates a sense of accountability and community where believers can grow in their faith together.
Welcome to First Baptist Statesboro! Whether you are just beginning your journey or you have been attending church for many years, we want to partner with you to make the most of life. We are a multi-generational and disciple-making church where people of all ages come together to experience authentic worship, inspiring Bible teaching, and ministry opportunities across the street and around the globe.
Who We Are and What We Believe…
First Baptist Statesboro was founded by a group of seven individuals who wanted to make a difference for Jesus Christ in this community. Today, we continue in that same spirit partnering with other Southern Baptist churches to share the Gospel story with our neighbors and around the world.
Meet Our Pastor – Dr. John Waters
John Waters became our pastor in April 2005, returning to the role of local church pastor after having served as a college administrator for six years. He and his wife, Cynthia, describe themselves as being “hopelessly in love with Statesboro” and the people of First Baptist Church. They have two daughters and sons-in-law, Trisha and Marquis; Bethany and Shane.
Sunday Worship In-Person Services 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 AM
Sunday Livestream at 9:30 &11:00 AM