Welcome First Baptist Church of Evans
The First Baptist Church of Evans

Loving God.
Loving People.
Helping people have abundant life in Jesus Christ.

The First Baptist Church of Evans merged with the First Baptist Church of Augusta in May 2023.

While FBC Evans, after almost 93 years, no longer gathers on the corner of Belair and Washington Roads, our legacy will live on, in part, in the life and ministry of the First Baptist Church of Augusta. That legacy will include many of the members of FBC Evans. It will also include the value of our property, which will fund two significant endowments through FBC Augusta. One endowment will perpetually support ministry and mission in the Evans community. The other endowment will be used by FBC Augusta, year after year, to support ministry and mission from Augusta to the ends of the earth.

Over FBC Evans’ 93-year history, since August 10, 1930, close to 3,000 people were members of this church. They gave their time, talents, and financial support to the work of Christ’s kingdom. Innumerable people have benefited from the fellowship, spiritual training, worship, ministry, and mission work of this church.

We pray that their investment here continues to bless and equip many for living in the Way of Jesus. Good seeds have been planted in FBC Evans’ time here, and we are blessed to keep watching new cycles of planting, growth, and harvest in ways and places far beyond what we could imagine.

To God be the glory!

Our Story

The First Baptist Church of Evans, Georgia was founded on August 10, 1930. It was formed to create a Baptist church in a rural community. Over the years the community grew until our campus was at the main crossroads of Evans in one of the fastest-growing counties in Georgia. Our campus occupied the south corner of North Belair and Washington Roads, the two major commuter arteries in east Columbia County. Our original neighbors were pecan groves and farmland, but later we were adjacent to the Evans Towne Center Shopping Center and across the street from Lowes, Home Depot, and Cracker Barrel.

Although we were part of a traditional Southern community, First Baptist Church of Evans was progressive in some ways. During the civil rights movement in the 1960s, we were one of the first churches in our community to welcome racial integration in worship and in membership. In the 1970s we were the first Baptist church in the Augusta area, as far as we know, to elect and ordain women to the diaconate.

While we had a long history in this community, our congregation was not tradition-bound. The lifelong Evans residents among us embraced the “newcomers” who moved here to work at Fort Eisenhower (formerly Fort Gordon), Savannah River Site, the medical facilities, and the other industrial, educational, and commercial employers in our area.

The First Baptist Church of Evans partnered with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the Augusta Association of Baptist Churches. We are a fellowship of believers who profess Christ as Lord and Savior, committed to His commandment: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27)