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Everybody is Welcomed at Sweet Magnolia.

For over 100 years, Magnolia has served as a Progressive Witness of Jesus Christ in 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 are a small congregation in a rural setting with convenient parking located near the front entrance for our first-time guests. Our Magnolia 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!

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Enjoy Connection

THROUGH WORSHIPSunday services begin at 9:45 am.  Prior to Worship, there is an engaging Sunday School that starts promptly at 9:00 am on the First, Second, and Third Sundays.  Learn More.


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 717.908.1726 and use Passcode 1065315# to participate.  Learn More.

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) 225-3151 or via email with further questions. Learn more.


About Community

The Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church of Statesboro, Georgia was organized on March 18, 1914.  The pioneers of this Church journeyed from the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church of Louisville, Georgia in search of a better life for their families.  Magnolia of Louisville was organized on May 17, 1868, after the Civil War but before the ratification of the 14th Amendment extended liberties and rights granted by the Bill of Rights to formerly enslaved people. For more than 100 years, this Church has stood as a physical representation of the hope and determination of the African American spirit. Sweet Magnolia" has always served people through its Watch, Witness, and Worship.  

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, everyone is welcomed and affirmed.  



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 24 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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