What We Believe

Discover how we view God, Jesus, the Bible, mankind, and many significant aspects of our faith. Firmly rooted in Scripture, our beliefs guide our decisions as a church. Learn what we believe.


Our Pastor Mel Blackaby

I’m Mel Blackaby. The Lord has given me the great privilege of being the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Jonesboro. It is a calling that I take very seriously. I am convinced that God’s great salvation is intensely personal, but it was never meant to be private. It is my prayer that every person who walks onto our campus would feel the presence of God and the love of His people. We believe God is the one who adds people to our church. We receive them as a gift from God. So join us as we do Life. Together!


Committed to fostering spiritual growth and serving our congregation with wisdom and compassion, our team brings a diverse array of talents and experiences to their roles. From our pastors who provide guidance and biblical teaching, to our administrative staff who ensure the smooth operation of our ministries, each member plays a vital part in fulfilling our mission: We exist to glorify God by making disciples who invest in other people and impact the nations.

Together, we strive to create a welcoming environment where all are valued and encouraged to experience God in a personal relationships with Him. Get to know our staff and discover how they can help you connect, grow, and thrive in your walk with God.

Become a Christian – here’s how…

Becoming a Christian is simple…it is the free gift of God.

The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

You need only to receive it! Read more

Read Our Story

First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Georgia, was founded in 1825, one of the first Baptist churches in South Atlanta. It is a cornerstone of the community and has become home to many members in its over 190 years of existence…

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