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Who We Are
Who We Are...

Milledge Avenue Baptist Church is a community of believers that have made our home near Five Points in Athens.

We are a big enough church to offer a wide variety of youth and education programs, yet a small enough church to know everyone on Sunday mornings. We are a wide and diverse mix of ages and occupations, yet we form a church family on Sundays, Wednesdays, and other times throughout the week.

We are a Baptist church by denomination, with the belief that we are a community of believers who are called to serve. We belong to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

We hope you will feel free to join us for worship on Sundays or for one of our many program offerings geared to young children, youth, senior adults, adult education, music, and many others. Welcome to Milledge Avenue Baptist Church!

Sunday morning worship service begins at 11:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. We do not have adult Sunday evening services but do have Youth programs (please see youth pages).  We have Wednesday night family suppers beginning at 5:30 p.m. with Bible study and programs for all ages following.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 706-354-0090. 

Our Core Values
  • The Bible is God's written word.
  • Christians are free to interpret the scripture as lead by the Holy Spirit.
  • The local church is free to choose its direction under God's guidance while maintaining separation of church and state.
  • We receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Baptism by immersion is Christ's example, but like the early church, we recognize baptism by sprinkling and pouring.
  • Men and women are called equally for special Christian service.
  • Our mission is to evangelize and meet human needs.
  • Our giving of moneys, prayers, and work support Christ's mission, evangelism, education, and discipleship.
Our History...

Prior to 1958, there was no Baptist Church in Athens south of Broad Street. The need for a church in the Five Points area had long been recognized by members of the First Baptist Church, and several committees studied the problem.

The Lesser home, a cream brick building at the intersection of Milledge and Lumpkin streets, was rented and a mission started there on March 2, 1958.

On October 26, 1958, the mission was constituted "Milledge Avenue Baptist Church." This, the last Sunday in October, we celebrate as our birthday.

The Church and property were officially dedicated May 3, 1959. Those who had united with the church before this date were designated Charter Members.

Contact Information

Milledge Avenue Baptist Church
1690 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA 30605

fax 706-354-0344


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