What we Believe

 

As Baptists, we affirm that each believer has freedom and responsibility before God to seek the truth. We know that there are many points of belief and practice on which we may differ. However, the following statement of faith summarizes our core shared convictions. 


We accept the Scriptures as our only authority in matters of faith and practice and our understanding of the Bible leads us inexorably to believe:

 

 

Denomination

Georgia Plain Baptist Church is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches of Vermont and New Hampshire.

"The American Baptist Churches of Vermont and New Hampshire is a Christ-centered regional ministry in a covenant relationship with The American Baptist Churches USA. Affirming the authority of the Word of God, being empowered by the Holy Spirit and recognizing our diversity, we seek to equip individuals and congregations to become instruments through whom the Spirit can move, transforming the Church into the image of Jesus Christ, that we might better fulfill the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations."

history

On July 4th, 1792 the first Baptist meeting was held in Georgia at the house of Abraham Hathaway. The house was located south of Georgia Center. The attendees (13 men and 4 women) wrote the articles of faith and rules of order on July 12, 1792, with the articles of faith being formally adopted on August 23 of that year.

On October 21, 1793, the Baptist Church in Georgia, Vermont was formally organized at the home of Benjamin Holmes.

Roswell Mears became the first Pastor in 1807 and the original church building was constructed in Georgia Plains in 1847. The building was destroyed by a fire in 1886 and reconstructed the next year. This building continues to be the home of the Georgia Plain Baptist Church today. The mission of GPBC is to
“Know Christ and Make Christ Known.”