CBC Ministries


Clarkesville Baptist Church is a warm, welcoming, Christ-centered fellowship with outreach to local, state, national, and international missions.  We are committed to worshiping God and following the faith and teaching of Jesus Christ.  Our worship service is traditional in style with a choir leading the call to worship, hymns, and worship songs.  Our pastor, Grady Walden, delivers a thought- provoking, scripture-based sermon to help us in our walk with Christ and to lead others to that walk.


 Bible Study Groups

We learn and share together on Sunday Morning at 9:15. Someone at the Coffee Gathering Spot in the Family Life Center will be happy to give information and guide guests to classrooms.

Nursery and Toddler (Birth - 4 years) – located on the first floor of the education building.

K - 5th Grade – located on the lower floor in the “dock” area.  Small groups that offer individual attention and focused learning for each child.

Youth Group (6th Grade-12th Grade) – meets every Sunday on the second floor of the education building.  Along with teaching Scripture, the youth discuss what they face in their school, family, and community.

The youth group also has a weekly meeting on Wednesday at 6:00 PM.  They study and explore the topics of discipleship and evangelism.  They have also partnered with the rest of the church in filling backpacks for the Appalachian Region Christmas, assisted in Trunk or Treat, and made Valentine Cards for the home bound.

The following adult classes are open to all ages:

Lanier Class – This class is for both men and women and utilizes curriculum that encourages faith-based individual reflection and Bible-guided group discussion. It meets on the first floor in the Library.

Ruth Class – This is a women’s class that explores the Bible book by book looking not only at the history and background of the book but also the lessons it can teach us about life today. It meets on the first floor.

Friendship Women’s Class and Boaz Men’s Class – Both approach Bible Study as an intentional pathway to walk as they strive to become more like Jesus and advance His kingdom as disciples.  These classes are on the first floor.

Women’s Bible Study – In the fall and spring of each year, there is a Bible Study Group open to all women.  This group meets once a week to study and discuss a book by a Christian author such as Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, or Ann Graham Lott.  The days and times of the meetings vary depending on the season and availability of the attendees.

Music Ministry

Choir Ministry – Choir practice is held every Wednesday night in our music suite.  It is open to all who enjoy singing praises to our Lord.  Anthems and worship music is rehearsed in preparation for the Sunday Worship Service.  The music minister not only leads us in this preparation but also guides us in a prayerful approach in leading these services.

Hand Bell Ensembles – Sanctuary Bells and Morning Bells are used in preludes for morning worship and special services.

Prayer Ministry Group

Clarkesville Baptist Church is a close fellowship of Christian believers who follow the example set by Jesus Christ in praying.  Christ set the example for praying by “talking” with His Father in heaven often about the needs of his followers.  We encourage our members to follow His example in praying for our personal needs, as well as those of our membership and our “neighbors.” We publish a weekly prayer list that lists members and friends with special needs. We also include our church ministries, missionaries, and leadership within that list.  You can call the church office with your request to be added to our list.

Women’s Missions

Sewing more than 200 dresses

WMU – The Baptist Women’s Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month.  Study emphasis is focused on local, national, and foreign missions. Annual fundraising for the Lottie Moon Offering to assist in supporting foreign missionaries is held prior to Christmas each year.  The annual fundraising for the Annie Armstrong offering is held in the spring each year to assist in supporting the North American missionaries.


Other activities supported by the Baptist Women:

Alternative School – Provide snacks and school supplies.

Backpacks for Christmas – Fill backpacks with gifts and school supplies for youth in Appalachia.

Sewing Ministry – This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month in The Holcomb Ministry Center.  They make quilts for shut-ins, dresses for girls in third world countries, and collect shoes for these areas.

Freedom Hill – This recovery home for women is a faith-based, residential program.  Activities include a reception for the ladies with an annual gift wrapping of Christmas gifts for the residents’ children and the residents.


Men’s Ministries


Men’s Ministry – Their purpose is to empower men and youth for the Kingdom Service through education and personal involvement in our outreach throughout the community.

This group is made up of men of the church of all ages.  They provide services within the church family, as well as those in need in the greater Habersham County area.  During the pandemic, several free drive-through suppers were provided for the community.  Also, the men organized a special supper for the FEMA workers held in our Family Life Center.  During the Christmas season, fruit baskets and gift cards were delivered to the homebound members.

  Youth Ministries

The youth group has a weekly meeting on Wednesday at 6:00 PM with a pizza dinner, where they explore the topics of discipleship and evangelism.  They have also partnered with the rest of the church in filling backpacks for the Appalachian Region Christmas, assisted in Trunk or Treat, and made Valentine Cards for the home bound.  They also develop and participate in monthly service projects.

Clarkesville Baptist Kids (CBK)

CBK's purpose is to Love God, Be Kind, and Have Fun.  Come join us for a special event each week on Wednesdays at 5:30 PM and Sundays at 9:15 AM.


Outreach Ministries Within our Community


Sharing and Caring 

Sharing & Caring – An ecumenical cooperative Christian Ministry of concern and services to meet the needs of the poor, the hungry, the abused, the oppressed, and those who have no one to care for them.

Victory Home – A faith-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation program serving men with addiction.

Northeast Georgia Christian Counseling – We provide a facility for this Christian-based treatment and counseling service.