People are our priority at First Baptist Church Dawsonville, GA. We are eager to meet you and share the love with which Christ has blessed us. You will experience a warm fellowship, tremendous music, challenging ministries and a life changing message each and every Sunday. You will find that God has prepared a very special place just for you in this fellowship of believers. Our theme for 2017 is "Reach Dawson." Please feel free to browse through our website for information on our wonderful church, our staff, and ministry opportunities. If you're new to the area, we hope you find our Community Page helpful. Click here for links to Dawson County area attractions and information. 

Our beautiful campus is adjacent to Lake Lanier and nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.  We have a full staff led by our senior pastor, Dr. Jim Gaines. First Baptist Church is committed to reaching people for Jesus Christ and developing believers by helping them to discover their ministry gifts while developing a community of loving, supportive people. We are committed to Personal Evangelism as well as Foreign, Local and Social Ministries.  We are a Southern Baptist Church with strong ties to the Georgia Baptist Convention as well as the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Weekly Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: Youth and Children’s activities will follow the school calendar. Please check the YEARLY CALENDAR on our website for beginning and ending dates. Thank you! 




Coffee in the Narthex 9:30
Bible Study for All Age Groups 9:45 - 10:45

Elevate Student Ministry (6th-12th) 9:45 - 10:45
Elevate Kids Worship (1st-5th) 10:45 - 12:00

Celebration Worship Service (Blended Music): 11:00 - 12:00 noon

Sunday Night Activities

Adult Bible Study and Prayer 6:00 P.M.
Prevail Class: College and Early Career 7:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Quarterly Church Conference: held January 9th, April 18th, July 11th, October 10th


Men’s Breakfast Fellowship: 7:30 A.M. at Papa's Place
Visitation: Tuesday Evenings 6:00 P.M. 

WEDNESDAY EVENING ACTIVITIES (Follows Dawson Co. School Calendar)

6:00 - 7:45 AWANA
6:15 - 7:15 Adult Prayer and Bible Study 
6:00 - 8:00 Elevate Ministries for Youth
6:15 - 8:00 Choir Practice

6:15 - 7:30 Mosaic Moms             

Thursday (First Thursday of EACH Month) 

11:00 A.M Joy Club