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Maranatha Baptist Church

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Address: 148 Ga Highway 45 N, Plains, GA 31780-5546
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+1 229-824-7896

Former President Jimmy Carter occasionally visits this church for Sunday...

Former President Jimmy Carter occasionally visits this church for Sunday services.

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A Wonderful, Uplifting Easter Experience

We were fortunate enough to attend President Carter's Sunday School class on Easter Sunday. President Carter is a gracious and humble man whose work for humanity is an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to attend President Carter's Sunday School class on Easter Sunday. President Carter is a gracious and humble man whose work for humanity is an inspiration. Thank you for a thoughtful, inclusive lesson, and, thank you President and Mrs. Carter for giving your time after the service for photo opportunities. We were greeted by George, who welcomes... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would recommend this visit to everyone I know. Thank you Thank you President Carter for your teaching and the time you give back to people. So very proud to know I voted for you and you still make me proud today. Nebraska 😀😀

1 Thank ELWGrammy03
LaGrange, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to the church just to see what it looked like. The church is locked so we just looked from the outside.

1 Thank Carol C
Decatur, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has been on out bucket list for years and I'm glad we finally made it happen. Get there early (before 8 am) because the sanctuary will fill up. You will not get to meet the president without a special appointment ahead of time. Everyone who stays for worship gets a photo. It all operates as a well oiled machine.... More 

1 Thank Ryantakesatrip
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome experience!! I wasn't excited about going, but my wife talked me into it and it was the best! It is really cool to see the whole process of the secret service and the bomb sniffing dogs. Jimmy Carter was fabulous and gracious. He is just a humble, genuine person!!! Get there early!

1 Thank lggasman1
Conyers, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Members of my Sunday School class traveled to hear Jimmy Carter teach Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist Church in late March. From everything we'd read, we planned to and arrived at 6:45 a.m. We had to wait a few minutes in line until we reached the attendant who told us we were car number 95. You park, wait in your... More 

2 Thank jenned17
Hoschton, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not attend church here because we were passing through on a Monday - just took photos. Jimmy Carter still teaches Sunday School at this church.

2 Thank Norma W
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We didn't attend but wanted to mention that President Carter regularly teaches Sunday School here. You can check his schedule while at either the State or NP Visitors Center.

2 Thank Mary H
Tampa, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

I am not a churchgoer, yet being in this church was a truly special experience. Sunday School taught by Jimmy Carter was incredibly healing in these difficult political times. He has such a calm, wise presence that stayed with me for a long time. The church itself is small, but its congregation was active and welcoming to visitors. Miss Jan... More 

2 Thank Angela M
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Attending Sunday School when Jimmy Carter is teaching was one of the great experiences of my life. You must arrive about 7:00 a.m. and receive a number. If you're in the first 70 carloads or so, you will likely (no promises) get into the sanctuary, and if not, you will probably get into the overflow auditorium. On Presidents Day weekend,... More 

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