The Sarepta Baptist Association was founded in 1799 and is one of the oldest associations in Georgia.

Our association is one of the largest geographical associations in Georgia, covering four counties (Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oglethorpe) and parts of two other counties (Oconee and Franklin).

Currently, Sarepta consists of over 70 churches.

Sarepta Focuses on Two Primary Areas

The first area of focus is Ministry.  Our basic philosophy of ministry is that we can do more together than we can separately.  Thus, our ministry focus is to encourage our churches to cooperate together on various ministry needs.  For example, in an effort to meet the needs of foster families, our churches are collecting new pajamas and sending them to Jambos who then distributes them to foster families in need.  Our churches are encouraged to participate in training that will help them better address the specific needs in their community.

The second area of focus is that of Missions.  For us, missions begins on our front door step by taking advantage of an opportunity that is related to the University of Georgia students. Many international students come with spouses who do not speak English.  We offer a ministry to teach them English with a Christian slant through our International Friends ministry.  Currently, missions also reach outside the US to touch Panama.  We are training pastors and church leaders in Panama.  Our network of pastors give of their time and resources to go and teach courses that equip their pastors.  We encourage and educate our churches in the area of missions education.

Other Significant Ministries

Disaster Relief is a significant ministry of Sarepta.  We house Unit 19-R which is a cleanup and recovery unit.  Mr. Jim Patton is our Associational Disaster Relief Leader.  Certification is required to participate in this ministry.  The Georgia Baptist Convention provides training every year in multiple areas around the state.  If you are interested in being involved in this ministry, contact the Georgia Baptist Convention and speak with Stuart Lang who coordinates it for the entire state.