East Athens Baptist Church “O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. ”
Psalm 34:4
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On behalf of our church family, we want to extend to you an invitation to join us for worship.  You will find a warm welcome waiting you when you attend our services.  We seek to lift up the Lord Jesus and to be a blessing to those who are in our services. 

The East Athens Baptist Church Family


Church Staff

Dr. Jon Hathcock:  Senior Pastor

Rev. Mike Dannel:  Associate Pastor and Minister of Music/Youth

Linda Ratledge:  Secretary

Pam Wilburn:  Pianist

Juanita Scarbrough:  Organist

Neal Smith and Radley Lockmiller:  Custodians



Sunday Services 

9:30 Sunday School 

10:45 Morning Worship

6:00 Discipleship Training

Youth Choir

7:00 Evening Worship



The church began as a mission of First Baptist Church, Athens, Tennessee in November of 1926.  Two years later, on November 26, 1928, the mission was constituted as a church with thirty members.

After much growth through the years, the church moved to its present location in 1947.  There have been several building programs through the years, including a family life center which was completed in 1995,  a new house of worship which was completed in 2002, and a new educational wing in 2010.  Currently working to complete a new music suit with practice rooms and large rehearsal area.

Membership has grown from those thirty original members to over nine hundred-fifty members at present.

We are affliated with the McMinn-Meigs Association of Baptists(www.mcminnmeigsbaptists.org), the Tennessee Baptist Convention (www.tnbaptist.org), and the Southern Baptist Convention (www.sbc.net).


East Athens Baptist Church, 301 Central Ave., P.O. Box 446, Athens, TN 37371, (423) 745-1394
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