Who We Are

Welcome ....to the Athens Christian Church website. We are so glad you visited our site today. Athens Christian Church is a place where the Word of God is preached and taught, a vibrant and joyful celebration of worship to the Lord is expressed, prayers of praise and thanksgiving fills the air with a sweet aroma, and lastly a time of remembrance for the unconditional love and sacrifice that Jesus made on our behalf.
Here at the Athens Christian Church we are a family. A family that laughs together, cries together, smiles together, shares together, cares for one another, and rejoices in the blessings that we receive everyday from the Lord. We work together as a team because Together Everyone Accomplishes More in order to build the kingdom of God one person at a time. We would love to have you join this team as each one of us strive to do the good works that the Lord has prepared in advance for us to do Eph. 2:10. To use the gifts, talents, skills, and abilities that you have been blessed with to further the kingdom as well as enrich the lives of all those around us.
The mission of the church is to help others not only become true disciples of Jesus who was, is, and will always be the Christ; but to have fully devoted and dedicated followers of Jesus. We have four stages which helps us achieve this mission. We also have numerous ministries to inspire others toward a deeper, more meaningful, and personal relationship with the Lord. Once again we want to thank you for taking the time to check us out. We hope and pray to see you Sunday as we come together to worship our great God. Thank you and God bless.
Matthew 5:13-16 says... "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."





Our Services

Service Times

  • 10:00am - Power Hour
  • 11:00am - Worship Service
  • 06:00pm - Bible Study
  • 06:00pm - Bible Study

What to Expect

What are services like?
One may ask, what do I wear? Your regular clothes. Jeans, t-shirts, flannel-its okay with us, come as you are. What is the music like? We have a blended service where we sing some contemporary songs, with traditional music mixed in. What about Kids? We have age-appropriate experiences that allow your kids to learn about God in a way that is perfect for their stage of life. Service times are as follows: Morning Worship: 11-Noon Sunday Night: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday night Prayer meeting/Bible Study: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nursery and groups for all ages are provided for children during those times in which we provide a high energy environment, helping your children learn about God because we are committed to kids and making them a priority.

What is the community like?
We are a very friendly, outgoing, and energetic bunch who love to help one another out in any way we can. We are always looking out for one another. Putting the needs, interests, cares, and concerns of others ahead of ourselves as Philippians 2:4 tells us. Striving to help others in all areas of life in this world in whatever way we can. Most importantly through prayer, through marriage counselors, sharing resources within our community to help others dealing with very serious issues in all areas of life, as we help one another have a deep, personal, and intimate relationship with the one who can get us through anything we have ever, are, or will ever face, known as the Lord. We offer Spiritual counseling and leadership to the best of our ability as well. The minister's door is always open for others to come and share. To help with counseling to the best he can. To strive to help as many as we can navigate through this journey called life. We do have a men's discipleship group in order to help us be the men we need to be at our jobs, in our homes, and community as well. We have a lady's Bible study as well in order for the ladies of the church to grow closer to one another and the Lord. To help one another as we go through this journey called life. Through the ups and downs that women face in this world today.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We would love for you to come and speak with us concerning this idea. We would love for you to come and experience church in ways you have not experienced before. To experience what it means to be loved. To be a part of a place where you are welcomed as you are. To come as you are and hear the truth in ways you have never heard it before. For this is a place where you can be yourself. A place in which one is not judged because we all have issues. We all have struggles. We all have aspects in life that we are dealing with. So come as you are and experience a love like no other in this world. These are some other beliefs that we have: That the Bible is the Holy Spirit inspired​, inerrant word of God, and our only rule of faith and practice. 2 Peter 1:21 That Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, our Lord and Savior. ​ To be Saved one must follow the plan of Salvation which consist of: 1) Believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God John 3:16 2) Repent of our sins Luke 13:3 3) Confess that we are sinners in need of His grace Romans 10:10 4) Be baptized through immersion for the forgiveness of sins and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit Acts 2:38 5) Live a life Holy and pleasing unto the Lord Eph. 1:4 Some more basic beliefs: Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God who died for our sins and arose from the dead. 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 The Bible is the inspired word of God, "a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path." 2 Timothy 3:16, Psalm 119:105 Every person has worth, significance, and meaning as a creation of God in whose imaged we are created in based on Genesis 1:26-31. The one who fearfully and wonderfully made based on Psalm 139:13-16. However "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23 Forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to all people who put their full trust and faith in Jesus who was, is, and will always be the Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. John 3:16 Those accepting Christ should repent of there sins, confess their faith in the Lord, and be baptized into Him. Romans 10:9, Acts 2:38 Jesus Christ will one day return and reign forever as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 We do not add any denominational titles or creeds to our name. For we are Christians only yet we do not believe that we are the only Christians. We seek unity and oneness as we follow the clear truths of scripture. Yet we offer humility and flexibility when interpreting and applying vague passages of scripture. In all things we offer the same love, care, tenderness, and compassion that the Lord offers to each one of us, on this earth, on a daily basis. Our main purpose on this earth is to love God with every fiber of our being and our love neighbor as ourselves as we strive to put the needs and interest of others ahead of ourselves in order to fulfill the Great Commandment and Great Commission in word and deed, in thought and action. For we believe that.... The Christian life begins with KNOWING Progresses as you GROW IN CHRIST Blossoms as you SERVE CHRIST And matures when you SHARE CHRIST Core Values: In matters of faith, unity. In matters of opinion, liberty. In all things, love. Life is precious so we value and cherish the life that comes through our Lord and our Lord alone as John 14:6 tells us. We value the purity and sanctity of marriage between one man and one women as Genesis 2:24 tells us. Lost people matter to God so they matter deeply to us as well. Love conquers all which is what the cross and empty tomb reveals to us. To do our best to live in unity and harmony with one another. Everybody in the church is vital to the growth and success of the church. Everyone in the church has a vital role to fill in the church. A complete and healthy church includes all generations. Prayer, the study of God's words, and worship all help us connect personally, deeply, and intimately to God.


Richard White

Richard has been the preaching minister since 2015. He attended Johnson Bible College which is know Johnson University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. Since 2001 Richard has served different churches as the Senior Pastor in MO, TX, VA, and AL. He is a native New Yorker who truly loves living in TN. Richard and his family though have lived in TN for the past several years. His wife Madalyn has lived in TN practically here whole life and has family in Tellico Plains. They have three awesome and talented children who love the Lord.


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