…sharing the love of Christ with Athens and the world!

Our Staff

Over the years, First Presbyterian Church of Athens has been blessed with talented staff members who have committed themselves completely to the ministries they serve. Our staff members are chosen due to the experience they bring to our church and their sincere desire to serve our congregation and surrounding community. Please feel free to contact any of our pastoral or support staff with any questions or comments you may have.

 Staff MemberChurch Phone NumberEmail Address
013 (2)Senior Pastor
Dr. Ryan Baer
706-543-4338 x201Email Ryan Baer
013 (2)Associate Pastor
Dr. Carol Strickland
706-543-4338 x205Email Carol Strickland
Parish Associate
The Rev. Margaret Davis
706-543-4338 x203Email Margaret Davis
DSC_0021Director of Music and Organist 
Dr. John Coble 
706-543-4338 x216Email John Coble

Director of Youth Ministries  
Mrs. Kim Ness 
706-543-4338 x207Email Kim Ness
NatalieDirector of Children's Ministry
Mrs. Natalie Bishop
706-543-4338 x212Email Natalie Bishop
024Director of Weekday School   
Mrs. Elaine Johnson 
706-543-4338 x215Email Elaine Johnson
BURBAGE-ROGER-185Church Administrator
Mr. Roger Burbage 
706-543-4338 x204Email Roger Burbage
DSC_0009Administrative Assistant for Congregational Care & Membership    
Mrs. Lucy Bell Johnson 
706-543-4338 x202Email Lucy Bell Johnson
Communications Specialist & Website  
Mr. Paulo Santos
706-543-4338 x217Email Paulo Santos
008Receptionist and Administrative Assistant   
Mrs. Jennifer Sunderlin
706-543-4338 x211Email Front Desk
008Accounting Assistant
Mrs. Angie Townsend
706-543-4338 x208Email Angie Townsend
008Administrative Assistant & Weekday School
Mrs. Marcy Fabris
706-543-4338 x214Email Marcy Fabris
078Children’s Music Assistant
Mrs. Charlotte Chromiak
Email Charlotte Chromiak

Worship With Us

Worship Times

Sunday Worship Livestream: 10:00 a.m. (Facebook and YouTube)

Sunday School
Click below for more information about Sunday School:

Children’s Sunday School
Youth Sunday School
Adult Sunday School

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