Everybody is Welcomed at Sweet Magnolia.


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 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, unbind our hearts and minds from old ways of understanding, and 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!

Authentic Relationships
Relevant Teaching
Impact Driven

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.  Let's go!

For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 6:2 


is the Time!

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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This Month at Sweet Magnolia
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This Month

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS | Every May, Sweet Magnolia renews our commitment to ending the stigma surrounding Mental Health and Wellness. Despite the needs, only one in three Black adults who need mental health care receive it.

Call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-NAMI or chat with us.  In a crisis, text "NAMI" to 741741.

PODCAST - Black Mental Wellness provides a list of Podcasts to get you started.

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Ministry Spotlight

TORNADO RELIEF | Sweet Magnolia stands with our Sister Church  - Mount Moriah, one of the oldest churches in Pembroke.  The severe weather and devasting tornado impacted several families connected within Mount Moriah.

To give, simply text "blessed" to 912.225.6531 now.

CONTACT | Jushara Coples, Outreach Ministry Director at 912.429.0970 or by Email.

More Resources

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#. 

Stay Connected at Magnolia's Facebook.

For the Culture

BLACK LIVES MATTER The deaths of Amhaud Arbery, Breona Taylor, and George Floyd has captured the world's attention to the plight of Black people and the criminal justice system.​ Although this fight has long been a part of the ethos of Sweet Magnolia; together we are seeking to faithfully respond to the challenges of the day.  Above.  Pastor Francys Johnson shoulders the 30 foot Cross along with other leaders to demonstrate the weight of sin that is police brutality.​ Resources:  Article, Video, More on JustGeorgia, and the M4BL.

Health and Wellness

AWARENESS | Sweet Magnolia is committed to empowering the community to achieve and maintain health and wellness.


As the faith community, we have a special responsibility to care for our fellow congregants and communities. When we are prepared, we are in a better position to help others. We have a special responsibility to get the facts and restate them accurately, and to check in frequently with our fellow congregants.  Learn More about High Blood PressureMore information on COVID.

Money Matters

FOCUS | Financial Literacy is a survival tool. Sweet Magnolia is committed to empowering the community to achieve and maintain financial security.  Learn More.

Here are some resources that may help:

SNAP benefits 

Unemployment services

COVID-19 Resources

City of Statesboro Assistance

THE BLACK CHURCH | In this intimate four-hour series from executive producer, host, and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., we trace how this came to be in the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America, all the way down to its bedrock role as the site of African American survival and endurance, grace and resilience, thriving and testifying, freedom and independence, solidarity and speaking truth to power.


It reveals how Black people have worshipped, and through their spiritual journeys, improvised ways to bring their faith traditions from Africa to the New World, while translating them into a form of Christianity that was not only truly their own but a redemptive force for a nation whose original sin was found in their ancestors’ enslavement across the Middle Passage. 

Learn More 


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


Over the last 23 years, Dr. Johnson has also 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 the ministries of Magnolia. Further, they are ambassadors of our faith community to the region and nation.

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