Local Missions

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First Baptist has always been actively involved in God’s redeeming work in the world. We work locally and globally to play a part in God’s mission for all people, of all places. We invite you to step into the work that God is doing in our midst, within and beyond the walls of our church building.


Promising Futures

First Baptist’s after-school program for children in low-income families offers various ways to get involved and teach and model life skills to the students who participate.

Learn More About Promising Futures

ESL & English Citizenship Classes

Volunteers teach or assist with this decades old literacy ministry that helps groups of men and women learn English and prepare for their citizenship interview.

Please contact Evelyn Perry, Director of ESL, at 770-534-7354 with questions.


Ministry of Caring

The Ministry of Caring helps those in our community who are in need of basic resources and assistance. This ministry meets daily with people to help provide funds for food, medicine, utilities and clothing.

For more information, contact Al Smith, Ministry of Caring director, at al.smith@fbcgainesville.org or call 770-534-7354.

Family Promise of Hall County

FBC Gainesville partners with Family Promise of Hall County to provide volunteers for this outreach effort that seeks to help low-income families and families experiencing homelessness achieve lasting independence.

FBC Emergency Response

When disaster hits our community, our Red Cross trained volunteers help activate and manage the Family Life Center to serve as emergency housing.

Knotty Knitters

This group meets regularly to knit or crochet items for those in need.

Jubilee Community Farm

This community ministry provides fresh vegetables for our local food pantries and families in need.


FBC Gainesville also supports local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Gateway Domestic Violence Center, Good News Clinics, Good News at Noon and the Gainesville Food Pantry with volunteers and financial support.

Throughout the year, we plan seasonal local mission opportunities. Whether collecting school supplies or Christmas gifts for local children or sponsoring food drives, our members share the love of Christ at various times during the year.

Rev. Ruth Demby
Rev. Ruth Demby
Minister of Missions
ruth.demby@fbcgainesville.org