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Maranatha Baptist Church

148 Ga Highway 45 N, Plains, GA 31780-5546
+1 229-824-7896
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A great man, and a great teacher

My partner and I were beyond blessed being able to attend and sit under the teaching of a man who... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Jacksonville, Florida
via mobile
Wonderful Worship

We were honored to hear President Carter's Sunday School Lesson and then stayed to hear the nice... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Karen D
McDonough, Georgia
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Former President Jimmy Carter occasionally visits this church for Sunday services.
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
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148 Ga Highway 45 N, Plains, GA 31780-5546
+1 229-824-7896
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

My partner and I were beyond blessed being able to attend and sit under the teaching of a man who has been such a positive influence in the world. This was our fourth visit. Every time has been great. This visit Ms. Jan did not...More

Thank BLRJax
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We were honored to hear President Carter's Sunday School Lesson and then stayed to hear the nice young preacher for the regular church service. Members were kind and we felt welcome. We will always cherish our visit here.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is a must-do pilgrimage for everyone who is a Democrat/ progressive Christian/ historian/ patriotic American, etc. Jimmy Carter graciously and regularly conducts the Sunday lesson at the Maranatha Baptist Church and it's just amazing to reflect upon how involved the Carters have been in...More

Thank Midwesterner007
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We were there on a Sunday, but didn't go to Sunday School. We talked to a couple that did. Jimmy Still teaches Sunday School here.You have to come at 6:30 AM and get screened, but it is well worth the time according to the people...More

Thank laurelboo
Reviewed 24 August 2017

You have to arrive early. There were people there from about 20 states and 3 different countries. Some people got there at 3:30 AM. We got there at 7:45. There was a a long line but we got into the overflow room which was fine....More

1  Thank Gene J
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Highlight of our trip. Heard President Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school. Young new pastor did excellent job for worship service.

Thank L4984JOjeffreys
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Check their web site to be sure that Pres Carter is teaching the day you plan to visit. You need to get there early as the church fills up.

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The whole town of Plains, Georgia is designated as a historic site. The Sunday morning service at Maranatha Baptist Church, with former President Jimmy Carter teaching Sunday School, was the highlight of this trip. (To make sure you are there on a Sunday when President...More

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 3 August 2017

To attend Jimmy Carter's Sunday school class at 10 am, we had to arrive at the church at 6:15 am to get in line . The church seats 225 and 350 were present. We were #130, so we were one of the lucky ones! The...More

1  Thank GeorgiaPeach12342017
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

What a great trip. We drove early this morning from Atlanta with our three kids (ages 10, 9 and 7) to attend Jimmy Carter's Sunday School lesson. There were soooo many people by the time we arrived at 8:15 that we barely got seating in...More

Thank jdallasrose
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16 October 2016|
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Response from CobbCoGA | Reviewed this property |
We arrived about 6:15 and were car number 14... But the first 13 had some groups of people, so there was a decent amount of folks ahead of us. Some folks got there at 4 am. I think it's a crap-shoot depending on the week... More
16 October 2016|
Response from suzannet807 | Reviewed this property |
I think that answer changes from week to week, depending upon the crowds. I will tell you that I went in April, and arrived at 5.20 am, and I was given #9 (you will be assigned a number based upon your time of arrival, so... More
Jackie B
7 September 2015|
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Response from suzannet807 | Reviewed this property |
Maranatha does not pass mail along to President and Mrs. Carter. This is from their web site (note they use the word "attempts" - there is a lot of mail sent their way!): How may I contact the Carters? We DO NOT forward... More