About Us

Putting Jesus First in Everything We Do

Who We Are

Located in the heart of Mableton, First Baptist Church is committed to helping followers of Christ faithfully walk the journey of the Christian life. We are a local church with a global mission, seeking to spread the glory of God in Mableton and all around the world.

Our church has enjoyed a rich history that gives testimony to the faithfulness of God. We exist today only by His grace. Our mission is to glorify God by helping people know, love, obey, and exalt Jesus Christ.  As part of this local body of believers – we view ourselves as a family.  We have cried and laughed, grieved and rejoiced, together.  That is what families do.  We hope that you’ll explore and enjoy this website and know that we would be honored to meet you in person.  Stop by, check us out, and see if God would have you serve Him and His Kingdom in and through First Baptist Mableton.

Leadership Team

Doug Thompson

Senior Pastor

Mike Davis

Associate Pastor

Becky Ridgway


Our Beliefs

The Bible

The Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error. It is the supreme and final authority for all matters of Christian life and belief.


There is one true and living God, who eternally exists in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who are equal in every divine perfection and who execute distinct but harmonious offices in all the work of the Godhead.


Man was created by God in His own image, but through his sin incurred physical and spiritual death. As a result, all people are separated from God by their sin and are lost and without hope apart from salvation in Christ.

The Gospel

The Gospel is the good news of God’s saving actions towards sinners through Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, the eternal son of God, took on human nature, lived a sinless life, and died a substitutionary death for sinners.


Salvation is a free gift that comes only by God’s grace, through faith in Jesus Christ. Anyone who turns from their sin and trusts in Jesus Christ and His death on their behalf receives forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit works progressively to transform genuine believers more and more into the image of Christ. His work is carried on in our hearts through such appointed means as the study of Scripture, prayer, worship, and fellowship with other believers. The Holy Spirit also empowers believers for Christian witness and service and gives gifts for the building up of the body of Christ, the church.

The Church

The universal church, composed of genuine followers of Christ, exists to worship, serve, and glorify God. All members of the universal church are to be vitally committed members of a local church, where they receive pastoral care and the opportunity to employ their God-given gifts in His service.

Christ's Return

Jesus Christ will return to the earth, personally and visibly, to establish His kingdom in the new heavens and the new earth. We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost—the saved to endless joy, living and reigning with Christ, and the lost to endless punishment away from the benevolent presence of God.