Who We Are

Our Mission and Vision

The mission of Providence Baptist Church is to connect people to Jesus Christ and to each other through worship, fellowship, evangelism, missions and ministries.

History of Providence Baptist Church

The history of Providence Baptist Church – Rico – began in the early 1800’s, in a rural community called Piney Wood, in Campbell County, Georgia.

The church was a one-room log cabin located on Garrett’s Ferry (now Kite Rd), approximately one-half mile from the site of the present church. This first church was Primitive Baptist, which most likely meant its church services consisted of preaching, praying, and singing. As time progressed, many members changed their scriptural viewpoint and became Missionary Baptists at heart, so they decided to procure a track of land and build a Missionary Baptist Church.


Providence Baptist Membership

Providence Baptist continues to grow in membership and to participate in mission activities throughout the community, the state, the nation, and the world. The  church is a mission-minded church, supporting the Cooperative Program and other mission programs throughout the year.


Providence Baptist Church is a member of the Fairburn Baptist  Association. The Association has held four of their fall and spring meetings in our church. The church is also a part of the Georgia Baptist Convention and Southern Baptist Convention.


The source for this history of Providence Baptist Church – Rico is an article written by Mrs. J. B. (Lee Nora) Smith, with additions made by her granddaughter Bonnie Melear Goode, titled, “A History of Providence Baptist Church 1852 – 2002.

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