Clairmont Hills Baptist Church

A Community of Faith, Hope, and Love Decatur, GA
Clairmont Hills Baptist Church

Who We Are

Jesus said, "...on this rock I will build my church..." (Matthew 16:18) The church is the idea of Jesus. It is not intended to be an institution or an organization; the church is a community of faith, hope and love. We think that is something that everyone not only wants but needs.

As a community, we are a group of people who care for one another and belong to one another. God has never called to Himself a collection of individuals; throughout history He has always been building communities of faith, hope, and love, because we need Him and we need each other.

As a community of faith, we help each other answer the tough questions of life, questions like, "Who am I?" "What's my purpose?" "What is God really like?" and "Why do bad things happen?" Jesus Christ and His church are uniquely qualified to answer life's most basic questions. And as people of faith, we trust in Him in our daily living.

As a community of hope, we share life's happiness with each another and offer comfort and support in times of sorrow and disappointment. We all face difficulties—how much we need a word of hope in the midst of our troubles! And we also share the hope of the promise of God in the future—eternal life!

As a community of love, we worship together the God who has first loved us, and we demonstrate compassion and kindness to each other and to the larger community. We thus fulfill the main purpose for our lives according to Jesus: "The greatest commandment is this: 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.' And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these two." (Mark 12:29-31) Part of being a community of love is sharing the good news of Jesus across the street and around the world.

Yes, it's true: Everyone needs to be a part of a community of faith, hope, and love. In short, everyone needs a church. At Clairmont Hills, we want to be that church for you if you are not already an active part of another local church.

About Us

Vibe
Multigenerational, Friendly, Neighborhood-focused

Denomination
Baptist (SBC)

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1956

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
1995 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA 30033

Phone
(404) 634-6231

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
While the worship experience can vary to some degree from week to week, you can expect... An encounter with God "Worship" comes from the word "worth." We gather to tell God how much He is worth! Our purpose, according to the Bible, is to "seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us" (Acts. 17.27). Our church will help you find God; you will discover the truth of the Bible: "He is not far from each one of us"! A warm, friendly environment where you will be welcomed People who worship with us invariably tell us how blessed they were to be spoken to by so many people. But we don’t want to simply be friendly; we want to be your friends! An intergenerational experience with people of all ages Many churches today focus on one age group or one type of person. We believe that God delights when believers of all ages can come together in worship. A concern for the heart The Bible says, “Man looks at outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” We want to be more like God! Whether you enjoy “dressing up” for church or would rather come in more casual attire, you will be welcomed and you will find there is no “dress code” at our church. We simply ask people to wear modest clothing of whatever style they prefer. A variety of musical styles As we seek to have true intergenerational worship, we want to offer something for every member of the family. While any one week may have more elements of one style than another, you will experience a balanced diet of many musical styles from traditional to contemporary at Clairmont Hills Baptist Church. A message from God’s word While in worship we express our love for God, we always want to hear a word from Him that will touch us where we live. Our pastor lets the Bible determine the message and the manner in which it is delivered each week rather than forcing his style on the Bible. Most often, you will be encouraged by a positive, helpful message that challenges you to godly living while offering mercy and grace in your need. We believe that practicing God’s word has the power to transform our lives in ways we can scarcely imagine! Quality childcare Our Life Groups (Bible study/Sunday School classes) for all ages meet at 9:30 on Sunday mornings; preschoolers can stay for an extended session of learning while older children, youth, and adults join together for worship.

What is the community like?
A majority of the membership of Clairmont Hills Baptist Church lives in the middle class neighborhoods within a five mile radius of our church facilities, which are located in northeast Atlanta (off I-85 and I-285), inside the perimeter, in what is known as the Toco Hills area. Nearby are Emory and the VA Hospital. We are located in north Decatur at the intersection of North Druid Hills and Clairmont Roads, both of which have exits off I-85.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We would love to have you check us out. Our people are friendly and caring, our services are easy to understand, and the biblical messages are practical for life. We think the message of Jesus is one that will truly be "good news" when you understand how it can transform life for the better!

Leadership View all

Fred Pitts

Fred Pitts

Fred became the Lead Pastor of Clairmont Hills Baptist Church in September 2004. Although life in the 21st century is complex, Fred believes the purpose of life can be summed in a simple way, using the answer Jesus gave when asked which was the greatest of all the commandments: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' " Pastor Fred says, "As a pastor, the primary calling in my life is helping people live out their purpose. My passion is teaching God's word in a manner that is both understandable and relevant. Primary emphases in my ministry are compassion and encouragement. I like to see myself as a 'player-coach' who walks among others in the church and not above them." Pastor Fred is a native of Georgia and a graduate of Georgia Tech and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has previously started a church in Gwinnett County, pastored a church in central Georgia, and worked as a consultant for starting new churches throughout Georgia. Pastor Fred and his wife Cynthia have five children—four girls and a boy—and they enjoy a wide range of activities and interests.

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