We are here to equip each Christ-follower to share her/ his experience with Jesus with family and loved ones first, then friends and business associates, then acquaintances and those God places in our path.
Organized in Dunwoody
First Baptist purchased 2.5 acres across Glenridge Drive where the original stone church, educational build and cemetery sit.
Rev. E.B. Shivers becomes pastor and remains 21 years.
The present worship center is dedicated.
The new facility included classrooms, a gym and a commercial kitchen.
FBCSS purchased 590 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE from a Methodist Church and renamed it Providence Place. "Providence" was the name originally associated with the church on the property built after an 1876 "brush arbor" revival in the Sandy Springs area.
Archbishop Foley Beach preaches at homecoming 2015
Fellowship Meals begin one Wednesday night per month
New Constitution, Manual of Procedure and Articles of Faith
The Covid-19 pandemic closed FBCSS for six (6) Sundays. However, we faithfully broadcast over the internet each week. We also retained our staff at full pay thanks to the wisdom of the Finance Committee and the generosity of God's people.
On September 19, 2021, Mitch Hagins became Senior Pastor. An ordained minister, former associate pastor, and healthcare leader, Rev. Hagins was approved by FBCSS members in voting that concluded September 15, 2021. Joining Pastor Mitch in ministry is his wife, Donna.
Mother's Day 2021 saw two (2) baptisms and a Family Dedication. Homecoming (August 15), A Fall Festival (October 30), A Thanksgiving Potluck Meal (November 17) and A Christ Program (December 5) all made for a great year
In January, First Baptist opened its doors to shelter Elevate City Church, a church plant of Stonecreek Church. Elevate City meets at First Baptist Sunday evenings at 5:00pm. They exist to ELEVATE the name of Jesus in Sandy Springs and surrounding communities. They are a Jesus-church, a Jesus-people, trying to tell everyone the Jesus-story.
In March, Deacons were trained by Rev. Chris Reynolds of the GA Baptist Mission Board. Two new Deacons, Grayland Allen and Dave Ridarick, were ordained by the church. Each will serve a three-year term.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. We believe it is the revelation of His will for salvation and the only unfailing rule of faith and practice for the Christian life.
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His death on the cross; His resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His imminent return.
We believe that we were created by and for God and that we were created in God's image.
We believe that by disobeying God, every person incurs spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death as a consequence; and that all people are sinners by nature and practice.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins on the cross and that He was a perfect, atoning sacrifice.
We believe that all who believe in Him are declared righteous because of His sacrificial death and the subsequent grace that follows.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit indwelling all believers, enabling and empowering the life and ministry of the believer.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived, the everlasting blessedness of those in right relationship with God, and the everlasting punishment of those who have rejected God's forgiveness in His Son.
We believe the Bible teaches that Christ shall come again and that we are to live in an attitude of expectancy.
We believe in the Holy Ordinance of Baptism. It is to be participated in by believers and is a picture of death to sin, burial and resurrection with Him in newness of life.
We believe in the Holy Ordinance of the Lord's Supper. We believe it is to be celebrated as a command of Jesus and that the elements of bread and wine, representing His Body and Blood, are divine symbols of His sacrifice for the souls of humanity.
We believe in the power of prayer and believe that it is a command of Jesus.