From building wheelchair ramps and providing hands-on help, to supporting the local ministries listed below, FBC seeks to minister to the needs around us in Gilmer County.

Click on each ministry below for more information and ways to get involved or contact MARK COWART.

  • serve our city events

    may 6 and October 7, 2023

    Community service events right here in Gilmer County, details coming soon!


    SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2023


    COST: $135, includes all transportation, food, and lodging

    registration open until junE 20, contact MARK COWART to sign up

    This 3-day Atlanta trip is a brief experience at the Send Relief ministry center, allowing you to engage in a full day of refugee ministry or a ministry outreach opportunity in the Atlanta metro area. There will also be aspects of training and equipping so that volunteers can learn how to better serve the international and refugee communities in their cities.

  • Help camp workers get their property ready to greet summer campers.

  • A community-wide ministry/support to Ellijay Forster children and foster families.

    Fostering Roots mission is to engage individuals in our community in being the hands and feet of Jesus to local orphans and foster families. Their desire is to plant gospel seeds in their lives through supplying each family with additional support and resources not provided by other foster systems. Knowing we have all been cultivated by the Master Gardener, they desire to plant seeds and trust that they will take ROOT and that God to grow them.

  • New Beginnings for Gilmer County is a 501C3 coalition of churches and other organizations providing temporary and transitional housing assistance.

  • The Gilmer Community Food Pantry is a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to helping feed the hungry in Gilmer County. In 2021 they served 2,772 families and gave out 480,800 pounds of food. Besides weekly distribution of food at the pantry itself, they also run the SACK PACK program, packing food for over 350 children each week and delivering the sacks to schools on Fridays so kids don't go hungry over the weekend.

  • Since 1990 Safe Choice Pregnancy Care Center has stood for life in our community by providing compassionate and responsible care for those facing unplanned pregnancies. Free services include pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and parenting and life skills classes.


    The Elsie Gillam Home provides temporary housing and care for mothers of small children in the Gilmer County area.

  • The Gilmer Christian Learning Center is a 501c# non-profit released time education ministry in Gilmer County that teaches Bible courses to public high school and middle school students for free elective credit. The CLC exists to provide a comfortable,  yet challenging environment where the teens of Gilmer County can encounter God through Jesus Christ and respond to His plan and purpose for their lives.