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First Baptist Church is a group of believers with Christ IN their hearts and the world ON their hearts. First Baptist, Mt. Vernon is a place where you can belong, and a place where you can be loved. First Baptist Church has been serving the Lord in Mount Vernon, Georgia since 1899.

What to expect

Services: We offer Sunday School for all ages starting at 9:00am and our worship service starts at 10:15am.

Music: We strive to provide a healthy balance of Christ centered hymns and contemporary worship songs.

Attire: Whether you come in jeans and a t-shirt or "formal" church attire, you won't be alone.

Bringing children? We offer nursery care for children for kids 0-4yrs old during the 10:15am worship service. 

What We Believe

Our Mission

The mission of the body of believers known as First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon is actively living in obedience to the Biblical mandates of our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19, 20 (the Great Commission) and Acts 1:8.


Our Vision

The vision at First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon is a continual committment to:


Growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ through worship and fellowship; through the teaching of the inerrant, infallible Holy Word of God; through discipleship and disciple-making; and through equipping members for the work of ministry.  (Ezra 7:10; Romans 12:1, 2; 2 Timothy 2:15, 4:5)


Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the preaching of God's Holy Word; and through local, state, national, and worldwide outreach and mission efforts. (Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 1:8)


To be a living testimony of God's love to all persons in word and deed. (Mark 12:28 - 31; 1 John 3:11)

To honor and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ in our personal lives, in all the ministries of the church, and to be faithful stewards of God's provisions and blessings He has entrusted to us. (Deuteronomy 6:4 - 6; Matthew 5:16; Romans 15:6; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Peter 4:10)


Doctrinal Beliefs 

First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon adheres and subscribes to the doctrinal statements of faith in the Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention at its annual meeting in the year 2000.