OUR HISTORY

The Dublin Presbyterian Church building was bought by First Baptist Church in 1919 to establish a new church that would be Jefferson Street Baptist Church.

The original building was replaced in 1949 with the building that is currently the church's Chapel. The two story educational building, social hall, and kitchen were completed at this time also.

The beautiful Sanctuary pictured above was completed in 1976 during the ministry of Reverend Jimmy R. Smith. The first service in the new Sanctuary was held August 29, 1976.

Jefferson Street Baptist Church has a rich history in Dublin, Georgia. The church was organized, October 12, 1919, by First Baptist Church of Dublin with 63 Charter Members. We were organized as a Missionary Baptist Church. The church, in conference on November 9, 1919, accepted the recommendation of the Pulpit Committee to call Reverend Robert W. Eubanks, pastor of the Baptist Church of Lavonia, Georgia, as its first pastor. 

Jefferson Street celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2019, beginning with a Centennial Revival with several former pastors participating. The celebration continued October 12th and 13th with the opening of the cornerstone, reunions with former pastors and members, and presentations by representatives from the Georgia Baptist Convention. In December 2019, the church called Reverend Kyle Giddens as its pastor. The church has a renewed passion to reach its community with the gospel. Great things are happening as the church is experiencing new growth and unparalled unity. Jefferson Street is thankful for its rich history but is looking forward to a bright future.