Everybody is Welcomed at Sweet Magnolia.


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For over 100 years, Magnolia has served as a Progressive Witness of Jesus Christ in the Statesboro and Bulloch County. At Magnolia, you find yourself in a warm and welcoming environment that will allow you to experience real folks abiding in community loving each other and God.  We have convenient parking located near the front entrance for our first-time guests. Our Magnolia Ambassadors and Ushers will be glad to help you find a Christian Education class or simply find a seat for the worship service.

Beyond hospitality, Magnolia is committed to being Christian stewards of love. As such, we practice love, build the beloved community and pursue social justice.  We believe the overwhelming message of the Bible, in story after story, is that of God's radical love and welcome. Every time we think we know who's in and who's out, God does something to challenge those assumptions, to unbind our hearts and minds from old ways of understanding, and to draw the circle ever wider.

Our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey.  Together, we are  striving to become a place where there's relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care.  So whether you are a spiritual seeker who is just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at Sweet Magnolia!

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At Sweet Magnolia, all our resources are utilized to provide a Christ-centered setting where people in this community can be redeemed to a personal relationship with Christ, reconciled to God and his people, restored to wholeness, to well being, and revived for a full life involved in service to others. 


At Sweet Magnolia, you can be redeemed, reconciled, restored, and revived.  Lets go!


Stop wasting money on junk that does not satisfy.   Listen to me, listen well: Eat only the best.  Isaiah 55:2

THROUGH WORSHIP | Sunday services are at 10:00 am on First, Second, and Third Sundays.  


THROUGH STUDY | Sunday School for all ages is Sunday mornings at 9:00 am.  Additionally, there is a Morning Devotion every Wednesday at 6:30 am.  Just dial 712.775.7200 and use Passcode 1065315# to participate.   Pastor Johnson leads an enriching Bible Study known as Hour of Power every Wednesday at 6:30 pm.  

THROUGH SERVICE | One of the most important values of Magnolia is our mission to the Statesboro community.  Magnolia's members are involved in a variety of church-based ministries and community partnerships.  Feel free to contact our church office at  (912) 587-5432  with further questions.

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CLOSING THE GAP | Every Month the Sweet Magnolia family supports the Statesboro Area Foodbank and other programs to responde to the problem of food insecurity confronting our Community. 

Additionally, members serve through Feeding Statesboro, a hot lunch project, every  3rd Tuesday with our partners, Statesboro UUFS. Support Now!

MORNING DEVOTION | Spend time each day reading and reflecting on God.  Magnolia uses Our Daily Bread, a daily online and printed devotional.


Join our weekly Early Morning Devotional at 6:30 am by dialing 712.775.7200 and code 1065315#. 

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A Thank·ful Sunday 

APPRECIATION SUNDAY |  Sweet Magnolia is thankful for sharing 7 years of ministry with Pastor Francys Johnson and First Lady Meca Williams-Johnson.


Sunday, November 17th, we celebrate the collaboration of pastor and people building a progressive ministry through honest friendships, sincere worship, and committed disciples doing transformative work in our community.   

400 Years: 1619-2019
For the Culture

WHEN CHILDBIRTH IS DEADLY | This month, Sweet Magnolia examines the alarming rates of death during pregnancy and childbirth. Read this issue of EVMS Journal.

As soon as tennis superstar Serena Williams gave birth last year via emergency C-section, she stopped taking her anti-clotting medications so her surgical wound could heal.  The next day, she struggled for breath. Fortunately, Ms. Williams recovered.


Unfortunately, her experience is not. Nationally, African American women are 243 % more likely to die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes than European American women. Read More.

Dig Deeper Commentary




Kanye West has been using his music to ask God for help for 15 years. "I wanna talk to God but I'm afraid 'cause we ain't spoke in so long," he raps on "Jesus Walks." 


Since his debut 2004 album, College Dropout, West has gone from seeking God's kingdom to creating his own, christening himself Yeezus and adopting an audacious god complex.  What are your thoughts?  Send them to Pastor Johnson at info@francysjohnson.com.

HISTORY | Marking Time is this Church's yearlong tribute to 400 years of the creative industry of a people who were kidnapped and brought unwillingly to these shores and who, with resolute African spirit, fought for human dignity and equality. ​​

This year, the world marks 400th commemoration of the arrival of the first African men and women held as slaves at Point Comfort, present-day Fort Monroe, in Hampton, Virginia. Some of the Africans became part of the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia., the cornerstone of this nation.  The forced migration of Africans to the Virginia colony in 1619 reminds us that they came before the Mayflower (1620). 




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Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church is well served by the Reverend Dr. Francys Johnson.  The pulpit of Magnolia has long provided community-wide leadership. 


Over the last 20 years Dr. Johnson has exemplified the values of Christian service with humility before the Mount Moriah Baptist Church congregation of Pembroke. First Lady Meca Williams-Johnson’s particular success in youth programming and academic mentoring are assets to ministries of Magnolia. Further, they are ambassador’s of our faith community to the region and nation.

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Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church 

720 Magnolia Church Road, Statesboro, Georgia 30461

P: 912.225.5131 | F: 888.360.6516 | E: info@magnoliabaptistchurch.online

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