Chestnut Grove
Baptist Church

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

OUR CHURCH

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.

HOW WE GROW

WE WORSHIP

Sunday Services

First Service: 7:45 A.M. 

Second Service: 11 A.M. 

 

WE DISCIPLE

Sunday School

Time: 9:45 A.M.

Locations:

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

Classes:

  • 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

WE PRAY

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.

OUR CHILDREN

NURSERY

Ages: 0 – 5 

ELEMENTARY

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.

JOIN YOUTH:

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

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

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.

YOUTH GROUP

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.

OUR PARTNERS