Southern Baptist Convention

First Baptist Church is located in the Heart of Georgia, Gray, GA - Jones County. Over 100 years old, FBC Gray has a rich history of lives being changed through the gospel message. We are located in a bedroom community of Macon, GA. Our vision and goal is to "Find Jesus. Give Jesus". Vision 2019, we are continuing our 2018 mission of being FOR JONES COUNTY, we are taking it an extra step. This year, we ask, "Who's your one?" We Believe… The Bible is the Word of God - In accordance with II Timothy 3:16 and II Peter 1:21, the Bible was written by men under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit as a supernatural revelation of God. The Scriptures as originally given are “God-breathed” and contain no mixture of error. Salvation is by Grace Alone - In accordance with Ephesians 2:8-9, we are saved by God’s grace at the point of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Man is sinful and does not have the ability to save himself. Good works do not contribute to salvation. However, in accordance with James 2:14-17, our faith will be evidenced by good works, obedience, and the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). The Believer is Eternally Secure - In accordance with John 10:27-29 and Romans 8:38-39, individuals who have been truly saved can never lose their salvation. When saved people sin, their fellowship with God is interrupted, but never broken (I John 1:9). Likewise, those who do not trust Christ in this lifetime will spend eternity in hell (Revelation 21:8). In the Priesthood of the Believer - In accordance with I John 2:1 and Hebrews 4:14-16, Christ Himself is our Advocate and High Priest. We have no need for human intermediaries because the blood of Christ has made each believer a child in God’s own family. Therefore, we have direct access to God in confession, prayer, worship, and through His Word. Baptism is by Immersion for the Believer - In accordance with Matthew 28:19-20 and Romans 6:3-5, baptism is done in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is not a means of salvation, but it is the believer’s symbolic identification with the death and resurrection of Christ. True baptism is by immersion as an act of obedience, and it is reserved for persons who personally express faith in Christ as Savior and Lord. Church Government is Congregational - In accordance with Colossians 1:18 and Acts 13 and 15, Christ is the Head of the church. Under His direction, First Baptist Church of Gray is Pastor-led, Deacon-served, Committee-functioned, and Congregationally-approved. The congregation, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, is the most basic unit of church government.

Year Founded: 1905
Members: 1,110
Average Attendance: 350

Mailing Address:
134 West Clinton Street
Gray,  GA  31032


Church Staff:

Senior Pastor: Rev. Randy Darnell, (478) 986-3098
Minister of Music: Rev. Logan Brasher, (478) 986-3098
Childrens Minister: Mrs. Laura Wright, (478) 986-3098
Mens Ministry: Mr. Daniel Wright, (478) 397-0870

Content last updated: 6/25/2019 11:50:00 AM

Worship Times

  • SUNDAY
  • 10:45 am - Worship Service
  • 9:15 am - Worship Service

Church Ministries

Childrens Ministry

Director of Family Ministries, Laura Wright can assist you with any questions you may have call 478-986-3098 Ext. 5. We at First Baptist Church value children as a great gift and responsibility from God. We desire to partner with parents during this fun phase of discovery to build a firm foundation of faith. Our leaders realize the importance of these formative years and that their experiences determine the kind of person your child will become. We want our children to become all that God intended them to be. AWANA - Resumes in August Wednesday @ 6:30pm We are very excited to offer Awana clubs for 2 year olds (by 9.1.18) through 5th graders on Wednesdays. Awana focuses on evangelism and outreach through consistent Bible learning. If you would like to learn more about this exciting ministry go to www.awana.org or contact Ms. Laura @ 478-986-3098, ext. 5 or laura@firstbaptistgray.org. Weekly Children's Schedule Sunday Worship & 252 Kids Small Groups 9:15am Worship & 252 Kids Small Groups 10:45am 252 Praise 6:00pm Wednesday Awana 6:30pm

Early Childhood and Preschool Ministry

The Preschool Ministry of First Baptist Church exists to provide a secure, nurturing environment for preschoolers where Biblical truths are taught as a foundation for salvation and Christian living. We believe that preschoolers begin to learn about God and His love for us from their first years of life. Therefore, while you enjoy your time of Bible study and worship, your preschooler can enjoy his/her own classes taught by loving, responsible workers in a fun, safe, and age appropriate environment. AWANA - Will Resume in August We are very excited to offer Awana clubs for 2 year olds (by 9.1.18) through 5th graders on Wednesdays. Awana focuses on evangelism and outreach through consistent Bible learning. If you would like to learn more about this exciting ministry go to www.awana.org or contact Mrs. Laura @ 478-986-3098, ext. 5 or laura@firstbaptistgray.org. Weekly Preschool Schedule Sunday Worship & Sunday Small Groups 9:15am Worship & Sunday Small Groups 10:45am Wednesday Awana 6:30pm

Mens Ministry

Sunday evening Men's Bible Study at 5:45 at the home of Daniel Wright, phone: 478-397-0870. Wednesday Morning Bible Talk and Prayer Group meets at 6:30 am in the White Building. Just For Men Wednesday Night Group meets from 6:30-7:30 in Room 121 Jones County Community Wide Men's Discipleship Breakfast meets at 8am on the 3rd Saturday of every month in the Fellowship

Missions

When Jesus presented the Great Commission (Matthew 26:20) to His disciples, He challenged them to share the Gospel with the entire world. God sent His Son on a mission of reconciliation and now His church should be sent on a mission of proclamation. At First Baptist Church, we do not take the commands of our Savior lightly. We view missions through an Acts 1:8 perspective, where Jesus states, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Our first goal is to reach the community of Gray where God has placed us. However, we also work to reach our state, our nation, and our world so that all may see Jesus.

Music Ministry

Music and Created Arts are led by Pastor Logan Brasher The Music & Worship Ministry of FBC is committed to the local congregation. Our hope each week is for the church to be reminded what we know to be true: that God sent His Son into the world to redeem lost sinners. Our singing together prepares our hearts to hear and respond to the Word of God. Our philosophy of worship is three-fold: 1. Scripture-saturated & Christ-centered The contents found in the Word of God are the best inspiration for congregational singing. The music we sing together will reflect God’s Word in totality. 2. Musically singable & fine-tuned Our music will be conducive to large-group singing and not just for the trained elites. We will sharpen our skills while at the same time preparing our hearts, recognizing that the music we sing and play is an offering. God deserves the very best in our offerings to Him. 3. Evangelistic & edifying The gospel is always relevant. For those who have yet to receive Christ, our music will present the gospel as an evangelistic tool so that lost sinners might come to repentance. For those who have been in a relationship with the Lord for some time, singing the gospel again reminds us of God’s immaculate grace and our dire need for a Savior.

One Less Adoption/Orphan Care Ministry Vision

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27 Christians have been given the task of caring for the fatherless – what does that mean for FBC? In November of 2010 FBC began its Adoption/Orphan Care Ministry Emphasis by introducing various options of becoming involved in adoption and orphan care. We recognize that not every family is called to adopt, but we do believe that every Christian is called to embrace adoption in however God calls them. Below are some agencies First Baptist has partnered with to provide avenues to embrace adoption and become an adoption-missional church. If you have an questions about this ministry or how to get involved please contact Mrs. Laura Wright at laura@firstbaptistgray.org or 478-986-3098, ext. 5

Small Groups

Small groups are the places were you can come be part of a community that will care for you and challenge you in your walk with Christ. This is a great opportunity to connect with other believers on a more personal level and develop friendships that will be with you through life's ups and downs. It is also a time for you to grow spiritually and gain more understanding about God's Word as you discuss topics that are relevant to your life. We have groups meet that at 9:15 A.M. and 10:45 A.M. every Sunday and are open to anyone. We offer a wide range of groups for every age and range of life. *For more information you can contact Laura Wright at 478-986-3098, ext. 5 or laura@firstbaptistgray.org

Weekly Small Groups

Middle School Sunday nights at 5:45 at the home of Michael & Andrea Abney. Contact MS Director Michael Abney for directions High School Girls Sunday nights at 5:45 at the home of Ms.Lynne Price. for directions call the church office. Looking for "Faithful, Available, Teachable" women of all ages who are hungry to dig deep in God's Word. High School Guys Sunday nights at 5:45 at the home of Michael Snow. Contact the church office for directions. College/Young Adults "Knowing the Bible: Romans" by Jared Wilson & J.I. Packer Thursday nights at 5:30 at the home of Kim & Michael Hice. Contact Rebecca Brasher for info and directions. Women's Bible Study F.A.T. Girls Bible Study led by Berta Hartzell in Room 128 Looking for "Faithful, Available, Teachable" women of all ages who are hungry to dig deep in God's Word. Men's Bible Study "The Man in the Mirror" by Patrick M. Morley Sunday nights at 5:45 at the home of Daniel Wright

Womens Ministry

The Womens Ministry of FBC provides opportunities for women to study the Word of God Our Purpose is Befriend..Belong..Believe..Become..."By spurring each other, meeting together and encouraging one another in Christ." Hebrews 10:24-25

Young at Heart

The Young at Heart Ministry welcomes you! Take part in Bible Study, monthly lunch meetings, local travel, and numerous other activities. These adults love God, love each other, and love enjoying life together. This ministry provides opportunities for you to develop new friendships, grow in your faith and expand your horizons. All senior adults, regardless of church membership, are welcome to participate in this incredible ministry at FBC!

Driving Directions

From Atlanta: Take I-75 South to the I-16 split (in Macon). Merge onto I-16 E / GA-404 E via EXIT 165 on the LEFT toward SAVANNAH. Take the SPRING ST / US-23 / US-129 / GA-49 exit- EXIT 1A- toward MILLEDGEVILLE. Turn LEFT onto US-129 / US-23 / NORTH AVE / GA-11 / GA-19 / GA-49. Continue to follow US-129 N / GA-11 N.



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