About Us

Learn a little about our history, beliefs, staff, and teams.

Our Staff

Mitch Hagins

Interim Pastor

Bill Hall

Minister of Music

Patricia Schoonover

Office Administrator

Mission & Vision

Reach. Teach. Baptize. Repeat.

We are here to equip each Christ-follower to share her/ his experience with Jesus with family and loved ones first, then friends and business associates, then acquaintances and those God places in our path.

Core Values

We Will Love

Actively embracing and meeting the needs of others.

We Will Demonstrate Faith

Moving forward confidently toward an unknown outcome.

We Will Model Excellence

“Give of your [our} best to the Master” always.

We Will Demonstrate Transparency

No gossip ever.

We Will Show Compassion

Having empathy for situations others find themselves in.

We Will Think Innovation

Thriving through change.

Church History

1853

Providence Baptist Church

Organized in Dunwoody

First Baptist purchased 2.5 acres across Glenridge Drive where the original stone church, educational build and cemetery sit.

Renamed Providence Place, the site became a ministry of First Baptist.

1962

First Baptist Church Sandy Springs

Rev. E.B. Shivers becomes pastor and remains 21 years.

During his tenure, the name of the church is changed to the First Baptist Church of Sandy Springs.

1966

Our Sanctuary Was Built

The present worship center is dedicated.

The sanctuary seats 600. The building includes classrooms, a children’s area, fellowship hall, and offices.

1975

Family Life Center Built

The new facility included classrooms, a gym and a commercial kitchen.

The building was sold in 2013 to Cumberland Academy of Georgia who continue to use it today.

2014

Providence Baptist Church

Organized in Dunwoody

In 1876, a "brush arbor" revival is held in the Sandy Springs area.

It led to building a new church there.

2015

Archbishop Foley Beach & KIDZ Zone

Archbishop Foley Beach preaches at homecoming 2015

KIDZ Zone launches on Sunday Mornings

2018

Fellowship Meals & Tom Lowry

Fellowship Meals begin one Wednesday night per month

Tom Lowry preaches at Homecoming 2018

2019

New Constitution

New Constitution, Manual of Procedure and Articles of Faith

Homecoming 2019 featuring the Varsity Food Truck

Leadership Team

In December 2019, the church approved a new Constitution and Bylaws, a new Manual of Procedure and new Articles of Faith. 

That approval endorsed formation of a Leadership Team to handle the business of the church between quarterly church conferences.

Charles Sewell

At-Large Member

Charisse Fruchter

Chair

Harry Angevine

Vice Chair

Teresa Swofford

Church Treasurer

beverly murphree

At-Large Member

Frank Self

Deacon Member

Mitch Hagins

Interim Pastor

J.J. Walker

Trustee Member

Our Servant Team

The new Constitution and Bylaws also supported a pivot from a Deacon Board handling business matters to a Servant Team that would focus on in-reach (ministering to members/ regular attenders) and outreach (emphasis on reaching our community with the gospel). 

harry angevine

Chair

Mitch Hagins

Interim Pastor

Paul Jordan

Frank Self

Secretary

sonja westbrook

kathy yoakum

Articles of Faith

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. We believe it is the revelation of His will for salvation and the only unfailing rule of faith and practice for the Christian life.

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power.

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His death on the cross; His resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His imminent return.

We believe that we were created by and for God and that we were created in God's image.

We believe that by disobeying God, every person incurs spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death as a consequence; and that all people are sinners by nature and practice.

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins on the cross and that He was a perfect, atoning sacrifice.

We believe that all who believe in Him are declared righteous because of His sacrificial death and the subsequent grace that follows.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit indwelling all believers, enabling and empowering the life and ministry of the believer.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived, the everlasting blessedness of those in right relationship with God, and the everlasting punishment of those who have rejected God's forgiveness in His Son.

We believe the Bible teaches that Christ shall come again and that we are to live in an attitude of expectancy.

We believe in the Holy Ordinance of Baptism. It is to be participated in by believers and is a picture of death to sin, burial and resurrection with Him in newness of life.

We believe in the Holy Ordinance of the Lord's Supper. We believe it is to be celebrated as a command of Jesus and that the elements of bread and wine, representing His Body and Blood, are divine symbols of His sacrifice for the souls of humanity.

We believe in the power of prayer and believe that it is a command of Jesus.