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.


    The Missions team is currently collecting donations for items to create care packages, called "Blessing Bags," to give to members of the community who stop by the church office in need. You can drop off any donations during the week at the church office, or on Sundays in the donation bins at the front exit doors of the church. 

    Click HERE to view the items being collected.



    An opportunity to partner with Faith, Hope, and Charity to plan and build handicap accessibility ramps around the city of Ellijay.

  • LOVE ELLIJAY events

    APRIL 13 AND SEPTEMBER 15, 2024

    April 13-  It is our heart as a church to be united with fellow believers in serving and sharing the Gospel with individuals across our city. On this day, we will be serving a variety of ministries through working on projects that will support their efforts to love members of our community. You will have the opportunity to sign up to work alongside one of these partner organizations. More details coming soon!

    September 15- We will not have regular church services and instead will use that time to fellowship with and serve members of our community. This will be an opportunity to spend time with people in the area who are homebound, widowed, or who have not heard or received the Gospel. More information will be coming soon on nominating individuals to serve during this time as well as how to sign up to volunteer.

  • Camp highland; Ellijay, ga


    Camp Highland is a Christ-centered, high adventure camp located off of Ridgeway Church Road here in Ellijay, GA. Camp Highland's heart and mission is to use everything they do to invite all visitors into a deeper relationship with Jesus, whether they have followed Jesus for years, it is their first time beginning a relationship with Him, or they are somewhere in between. You will have the opportunity to partner with Camp Highland in preparing their facilities so as to best serve their current visitors and incoming summer campers. 

  • Camp Kaleo is a Christ-centered camp operated by the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. Camp Kaleo's vision is for children, youth, and adults to encounter Jesus, grow in their relationship with Jesus, and learn how to share Jesus while they are at Camp Kaleo. You will have the opportunity to serve Camp Kaleo through helping them prepare their facilities so as to best serve their summer campers. 


    JUNE 2-8

    COST: $1500

    Doug and Naomi Moore will be serving at the Lighthouse Family Retreat, which works to provide support and retreats to families living through childhood cancer. They need additional volunteers to accompany them- 9 adults, and families and children are welcome. If you are interested in getting involved with Lighthouse but unable to attend this trip, there are other opportunities to serve at their administrative offices in Atlanta or on the weekend in other locations. Contact Doug Moore at dougmo@gmail.com or (706) 273-6265.

  • 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.