Leading individuals to surrender to Jesus and grow in a committed relationship with Him


Sunday Services 7:45 am and 11:00 am
Wednesday Bible Study 12Noon and 7: pm



Chestnut Grove Baptist Church 

Coronavirus Statement and Action Plan


March 21, 2020


Psalm 91:1, 2 states “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God; in him will I trust.” Thusly, you are strongly urged to put your confidence in our God and know He is a very present help in trouble. 



  1. Practice good handwashing techniques
  2. Cover your mouth when you cough/sneeze
  3. Stay home if you’re feeling sick
  4. Reframe from hugging and shaking hands; waving, shoulder bump and the “I see you sign” are more appropriate ways of greeting at this time.
  5. Persons who are eighty-plus years of age with chronic health conditions are asked to stay home.



Per conversation/communication with Athens-Clarke County Chief and Deputy Police Chief, I am being strongly urged to do worship service via live streaming and/or facebook live.  Thusly, I am asking no one come to the church for services with the exception of the worship leader, musician and tech support.  Again, the sanctuary will not be open for services beginning tomorrow, March 22, 2020 and until further notice.

Pray fervently that this pandemic end soon, stay home and catch us on Facebook Live and/or Live Streaming, beginning tomorrow, March 22nd and until further notice.  We will keep you updated as things seem to change daily.  Shelter with Him.  He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1)

GIVING – can be done by the following means:  


  1. Online/Mobile – Via the church’s website (click on the GIVE tab in the upper right corner) or download the free Give Plus Church app for mobile giving; set up your profile and follow the instructions to get started.  Note: There is a 2.75% + .45 transaction fee for debit/credit card donations or 1% + .45/transaction fee for ACH (checking/saving account) processing. We recommend donors offset these fees by adding the fee amount to your donation.



 2.  MAIL

your tithes and offerings to:

Chestnut Grove Baptist Church

P.O. Box 48845

Athens, GA. 30604-8845


3.  Drop-off during

church office hours (Tuesday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.)


Corporate Prayer is offered as follow:

Monday 6:30 a.m.- and Friday 6pm Dial-in- prayer (1-605-313-4158, code – 564196)

Sunday School 

There will be NO Sunday School classes for the next three Sundays, i.e., fourth, fifth (March), first (April). You are encouraged to utilize your literature for individual and family study in the home

Bible Studies 

Mid-week Bible Studies via Live Streaming will be held on Wednesday at 12 noon and 7 p.m. led by pastor or a designee. These studies will be targeted for the whole family. All other classes are recessed until further notice. Please set aside a time each day for individual and/or family Bible Study. 


We are based, rooted, and grounded in Christ Jesus, our newly renovated church has stood for over 143 years as a focal point within the Athens community guiding men, women, boys, and girls into a loving relationship with Jesus.

Faith stands at the center of our church as the key ingredient in acceptingbelieving, and receiving God’s promises for over one hundred years. “For with God nothing shall be impossible,” Luke 1:37.

Our church family is lead by Pastor Wilson Lattimore, Jr. We believe that Christ is the head, the Pastor is our leader, and as members we are the children of the family – working everyday to grow closer to God.

As members of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, we are SURRENDERED to God through Jesus, STRENGTHENED by the Holy Spirit through prayer, study, and fellowship, and empowered to SERVE through the gift of ministry.



Sunday Services

First Service: 7:45 A.M. 

Second Service: 11 A.M. 



Sunday School

Time: 9:45 A.M.


  • NS – Nursery and Sanctuary
  • EB – Education Building
  • FH – Fellowship Hall


  • Adults (FS)
  • High School Students (EB)
  • Middle School Students (EB)
  • Elementary School Students (EB)
  • Pre-School Students (NS)

Bible Study

We seek to know and follow God’s perspective in every aspect of our life; thus, discipleship is the foundation of everything we do in our church.

Sunday – 9:45  A.M. 

  • Adults : Conference Room

Monday – 7:00 P.M.

  • Adults : Sanctuary
  • Men: Education Building
  • Children & Youth: (EB)

Tuesday –7:00 P.M.

  • Adults: Education Building

Wednesday – Noon, 3: 30 P.M.,& 5:30 P.M.

  • Adults: Sanctuary
  • Family:  Sanctuary (7:00 P.M.)
  • Children & Youth: (7:00 P.M.) (EB)

Thursday – 6:00 P.M.

  • Adults : Education Building

Friday – 4:30 P.M.

  • Adults : Education Building

Sunday – 9:45 A.M.

  • Adults : Education Building

We have adopted Bill Bright’s “10 Basic Steps Toward Christian Maturity as our core curriculum for adults and strongly encourage all members to complete each of the 10 steps.  We are currently studying ” 30 Life Principles by Charles F. Stanley NASB Edition“.

Other Studies 

The Book of Revelation (Six Months April – October 2019.Revelation by John MacArthur“. Teacher: Minister, Doug Harrison


Corporate Prayer

God’s presence and power are promised when we pray together. Thus, please join us for prayer.

Monday, 6:30 A.M. Dial-In Prayer 1-605-313-4158 access code: 564196

FocusThe internal and external acute needs of individuals, inclusive of salvation, the needs of the church, community, and world. We will have this prayer Monday Mornings Only.

Tuesday, 6:30 P.M.     

Focus: Salvation for the lost and other internal and external needs.

Wednesday, 10:30 A.M.  

Focus: Salvation for the lost and other internal and external needs.

Thursday, 12 Noon P.M.  

Focus: Salvation for the lost and other internal and external needs.

Friday, 7:00 A.M.  Day Break 

Focus: The general needs of the church, community, and world except the 3rd Friday.  A 24-hour corporate fast will be instituted on the 3rd Friday and our prayer will focus on financial provisions and willing hearts to give sacrificially toward future building and ministry needs.

*We will not have prayer every 5th Friday of the year.

Friday, 6:00 P.M.   Happy Hour (2nd, 3rd & 4th)

Focus: The internal and external acute needs of individuals, inclusive of salvation, the needs of the church, community, and world. We will have this prayer every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Friday of the year.

Friday, 12:00 A.M.  Midnight Prayer (1st Friday)

FocusThe internal and external acute needs of individuals, inclusive of salvation, the needs of the church, community, and world. We will have this prayer on the first Friday of each month.



Ages: 0 – 5 


Time:  Sunday, 11:00 A.M.  (1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays) Children’s Church provides a high-energy environment that encourages kids to know Jesus Christ and grow in a relationship with Him through Bible stories, Scripture memory, life applications, games, and recreation!

We use the Disciple Town curriculum to aid in teaching our kids practical skills that every follower of Jesus Christ must develop in order to grow and live victoriously.


  • Dance Ministry
  • Youth Praise Choir
  • Silent Expressions Mime Ministry
  • Martial Arts Fellowship
  • Drama Ministry


Time: First Sundays 11:15 A.M.( 1st & 4th Sundays) Middle and High School breakout.These sessions encourages our students to hear and apply the truth of Gods word to their daily situations. They are encouraged to ask questions, and study in groups as a form of peer mediation.


Children and Youth Coordinating Council (CYCC) operates in an advisory capacity to the pastor and Strategy Planning Committee to develop and guide the implementation of children and youth related aspects of the Strategy Plan. 

The CYCC will be comprised of a minimum of two youth, but not to exceeds six, a minimum of two parents but not to exceed four, adult leaders of the Mime Ministry, Youth Choir, Dance Ministry, Vacation Bible School Coordinator, Coordinator of Christian Education, two Sunday School or Bible Study teachers of children, Drama Ministry Coordinator, Two Children Church leaders, Strategic Planning Coordinator, Coordinator of Martial Art and Pastor.


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