We are a newly formed group committed to create an inclusive community through acceptance and faith. We do this by connecting persons from all walks of life in various small groups where life, faith, and community can be explored together.
Licensed Psychotherapist with 25 years of experience and with a particular interest in spirituality. Have great mental health assessment skills as well as the desire and ability to do long term / short term psychotherapy. Families, Adults and Senior Adults. I love to help individuals make major life transitions or deal with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, chronic illness, caregiving.
Narwastu is a community of artists in Bali. It began in 2005 when Jonathan and Tina Bailey gathered a group of people who wanted to learn to play music on the Balinese gamelan. Ten years later, it has blossomed into six art initiatives, each functioning independently but overlapping the others. Narwastu has a core group of Balinese and expats permanently located in Bali. But many people get involved who are in Bali from a few months to a couple of years. Hundreds of people representing more than 20 nationalities have found a creative space to follow their passion. The significance of this arts community is seen on two levels: the works of art themselves. The music, dance and painting that is created are powerful expressions of everything from spirituality to advocacy for women's rights. Secondly around the art initiatives are relationships that form as art is created together. It is in the context of relationships that meaningful engagement occurs across cultural, linguistic and religious lines. Artists are also empowered in the process to follow their artistic path and to, in turn, support their community as the interpreters and visionaries of the future.
Jonathan and Tina Bailey are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel serving in Bali, Indonesia with emphasis on spiritual expression through music, dance and visual arts both inside and outside the local Christian community.Jonathan and Tina Bailey are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel serving in Bali, Indonesia with emphasis on spiritual expression through music, dance and visual arts both inside and outside the local Christian community.
Networks is a cooperative ministry made up of churches, individuals, and companies in the Northlake, Embry Hills, and Tucker area. The purpose of this ministry partnership is to assist individuals who have emergency financial and food needs while also helping address the underlying issues of poverty and dependence. The offices of Networks are located in the Tucker Community Center at First Baptist Church of Tucker, a former bank building located behind the church sanctuary complex. Church members volunteer, collect food items, and donate money to the ministry of Networks.
First Baptist Church is a member of the Tucker Civic Association and participates, as scheduling allows, in the Give an Hour events of the Association. The church also provides space for the membership meetings and candidate forums of the organization. Though the church is a member of this organization, as a proponent of religious liberty and the separation of church and state, the church does not endorse or support any candidate for political office, political action committee, or political proposals of special interest groups.
First Baptist Church of Tucker maintains an active membership in the Tucker Business Association.
In 2011, First Baptist Church of Tucker and the Tucker Arts Guild joined together to host the Watch for the Light art exhibit in the Mainstreet Fellowship Hall of the church building. This event was a great success and we look forward to continued partnership with the Tucker Arts Guild in the future.
Each year, First Baptist Church of Tucker has the privilege of supporting the Tucker Historical Society by hosting the annual Tucker Historical Society Plant Swap in April. This event is a wonderful opportunity to learn about growing different plants from experts, and to take some plants home as well.
The NET Food Pantry, located in the Tucker Recreation Center, offers emergency food for families. First Baptist participates in the NET food pantry by collecting items for the pantry and by working as pantry volunteers one month during the year.
Our partnership with CBF of GA allows us to connect with churches who value historic Baptist principles including religious liberty, priesthood of all believers, local church autonomy, the inspiration of scripture, the importance of doing God’s mission in the world, and a gender inclusive understanding of ordination and ministry. Our church participates in CBF of GA youth gatherings, senior adult gatherings, and is active in CBF of GA leadership.
First Baptist Church of Tucker maintains its historic relationship with the Georgia Baptist Convention. One way this partnership is expressed involves our support of the Baptist Campus Ministry at Mercer University in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Metro Baptist Association is a family of autonomous Baptist churches representing the body of Christ in their communities. Our partnership with the AMBA allows us to work with other churches to care for the city.
Edgewood Church is co-pastored by Nathan and Carrie Dean, two remarkable ministers who have moved to the Edgewood community of Atlanta to build a church that loves the neighborhood. Edgewood Church is breaking down racial, community, and religious barriers as they embrace their neighbors in the name of Jesus. First Baptist Church of Tucker supports Edgewood by investing money, time, and “sweat equity” on the Edgewood property.
Located in the Tucker Community Center at First Baptist Church of Tucker, Our church has participated in home build opportunities with Habitat in the past and our new neighbor relationship offers us new opportunities for partnership in the future. We are looking forward to a growing relationship between our church and Habitat, DeKalb.