First Comfort Missionary Baptist Church 1955 Columbia Dr, Decatur, GA30032 First Comfort Missionary Baptist Church was first organized on July 5, 1987 by Reverend Dr. Noel Battle, who still…More serves as the church's pastor. The church offers Sunday school and worship and Wednesday Bible study.
First Rephidim Missionary Baptist Church 4649 Glenwood Rd, Decatur, GA30035 The grounds of the First Rephidim Missionary Baptist Church -- shrubbery, flowers, signs, fencing --…More are immaculately kept. The church itself is three buildings adjoined by narrow hall passageways. One building is the sanctuary, the other two house classrooms and office spaces. First Rephidim has been at this somewhat hidden location on Glenwood Road since 1992 under the leadership of Pastor Gus Harris. First Rephidim is an independent Baptist church.
Oakhurst Baptist Church 222 E Lake Dr, Decatur, GA30030 First organized as a Sunday school in 1908, today Oakhurst Baptist Church contributes to the community with deacons as…More pastoral care givers, covenant groups, mission groups and a youth ministry team. Worship service is held on Sunday morning, prayer meetings on Wednesday night.
The white-columned main structure, adjoining flat brick buildings and the expansive lawns on which early morning…More services are sometimes held -- once around a campfire -- give First Baptist Church of Decatur the appearance of a small New England college campus. And, in fact, this place of worship might have more in common with a liberal arts college than a Baptist church in the south.
First Baptist is not part of the conservative Southern Baptist Convention having been kicked out of that organization years ago for giving positions of leadership to women including installing one, Julie Pennington-Russell, as its lead pastor. The church is now part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship formed in 1991.
The church has numerous programs for members and the community at large, including after school and summer camp, a private secondary school, a clothing closet and an impressive lending library. The old fashioned card catalogues are still in use though the library's collection - which includes everything from religious texts to Harry Potter books, children's fairy tales and the most popular mysteries, romance, and science fiction novels of the day - is slowly being digitally indexed. An interesting center piece of the library is the wall sized mural depicting children gathered around Jesus, which was produced as a thesis project in the early 1950s by the first student to receive a Masters in Fine Arts from the local Arts Institute of Atlanta.
Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana De Metro Atlanta 3532 Covington Hwy, Decatur, GA30032 The Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana De Metro Atlanta, or First Spanish Baptist Church of Metro Atlanta, is…More conveniently located on Covington Highway just south of the intersection of Covington and Memorial Drives. Services are held in Spanish.