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Church History

Flint Ridge Baptist Church, GAIn 1866 the Flint Ridge Baptist Church was organized. It was during the era of slavery that a few of God’s servants got together with Rev. Berry Austin to organize a church. Services were first held under an old Bush Arbor. The old Bush Arbor was a place of worship where members would come together to pray, clap, shout, and sing songs of freedom and praise. Later a log cabin was erected but due to rapid growth, members returned to the old Bush Arbor until a building with a stronger foundation was built.

In the 1890’s nearing the turn of the century, a more appealing building was needed. Under the leadership of Reverend G.B. Austin, a new building was constructed. After the passing of Reverend Austin, the membership of Flint Ridge moved ahead under such Pastors as Reverend Grisson, Reverend W.B. Bell, Reverend W.W. Thomas, Reverend Gare, Reverend A.S. Austin, Reverend E.A. Hargrove, Reverend K.J. Johnson, Reverend H.M. Alexander, Reverend A.G. Henley, and Reverend W.M. Covington.

In 1941, the Highway Department purchased the church land to build what is known today as GA Highway 85. The members accepted the offer of Deacon Cicero Butler to purchase land across the street from the current location. A structure was erected for worship, but over a period of time it began to lean. In 1955 under the leadership of Reverend Howard Bussey, the present sanctuary was erected.

In 1969, Reverend Hopie Strickland accepted the call to Pastor Flint Ridge followed by Reverend Robert Redding, Reverend Jerome Dukes, Reverend Benjamin Clark, Reverend DL Dennis, Reverend Jerome Drakeford, and Reverend Kenneth Robinson. Under their leadership and guidance, ministries were started, equipment purchased, and much needed renovations were preformed along with changes to improve the physical structure of the building.

On February 1, 2012, Reverend Eric M. Gurley was called to serve as Interim Pastor of Flint Ridge Baptist Church. On July 28, 2012 Reverend Gurley accepted the call to serve as the Pastor of Flint Ridge Baptist Church and was officially installed into the Pastoralship on August 12, 2012.

Grateful for our past and the rich heritage of those who came before us, we must continue to move forward toward the future under the leadership and guidance of Pastor Gurley - Glorifying God Together with the aid of the Holy Spirit.

What We Believe

The Bible: We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired by God, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction. The Bible reveals the principles by which God will judge us, and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creed, and opinions shall be tried.

The True God: We believe the Bible teaches that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is Jehovah, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth.

Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, the complete and final sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures.

Regeneration: We believe that all men are sinners both by nature and practice, and apart from faith in Jesus Christ are subject to eternal separation from God. All are therefore in need of personal regeneration by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who have trusted Christ as their Savior are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and are enabled to live a godly life through submission to Him.

Eternal Salvation: We believe that those who have confessed Christ as Savior are eternally secure in Christ.

Our Ministries

Flint Ridge offers a variety of ministries ... Join us as we praise, laugh & labor in the Glory of God.

Worship Ministries
Fellowship Ministries
Christian Education
Outreach Ministries




To equip the saints to do the work of ministry, both locally and abroad, by teaching and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Eph. 4:11-12)

To grow Flint Ridge Baptist Church spiritually and physically to Glorify God through the aid of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:21)