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Maranatha Baptist Church

148 Ga Highway 45 N, Plains, GA 31780-5546
+1 229-824-7896
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Sunday School With President Carter, Wow!

You have to arrive early. There were people there from about 20 states and 3 different countries... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Gene J
Cincinnati, Ohio

Highlight of our trip. Heard President Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school. Young new pastor did... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Merritt Island, Florida
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Former President Jimmy Carter occasionally visits this church for Sunday services.
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148 Ga Highway 45 N, Plains, GA 31780-5546
+1 229-824-7896
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

You have to arrive early. There were people there from about 20 states and 3 different countries. Some people got there at 3:30 AM. We got there at 7:45. There was a a long line but we got into the overflow room which was fine....More

1  Thank Gene J
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Highlight of our trip. Heard President Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school. Young new pastor did excellent job for worship service.

Thank L4984JOjeffreys
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Check their web site to be sure that Pres Carter is teaching the day you plan to visit. You need to get there early as the church fills up.

Thank David S
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The whole town of Plains, Georgia is designated as a historic site. The Sunday morning service at Maranatha Baptist Church, with former President Jimmy Carter teaching Sunday School, was the highlight of this trip. (To make sure you are there on a Sunday when President...More

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 3 August 2017

To attend Jimmy Carter's Sunday school class at 10 am, we had to arrive at the church at 6:15 am to get in line . The church seats 225 and 350 were present. We were #130, so we were one of the lucky ones! The...More

1  Thank GeorgiaPeach12342017
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

What a great trip. We drove early this morning from Atlanta with our three kids (ages 10, 9 and 7) to attend Jimmy Carter's Sunday School lesson. There were soooo many people by the time we arrived at 8:15 that we barely got seating in...More

Thank jdallasrose
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

My friend and I visited this church almost a month ago and I still think of it every day. We were there to attend President Jimmy Carter's Sunday school lesson and wanted a picture with him so we had to stay for the service. The...More

Thank Marreet
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

What an honor to see President Jimmy Carter and his wife. The church does a wonderful job in organizing this. When you arrive at the church you are handed a numbered ticket, asked how many are in your party and instructed where to park. Arrive...More

Thank Janie624
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were able to see President Jimmy Carter teach Sunday School at this church. It was an incredible experience. It's something I will treasure my whole life.

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Maranatha Baptist Church is the church home to President and Mrs. Carter. It is av very small, modest building with a very welcoming congregation. President Carter often teaches a Sunday School class prior to service. Information about his teaching schedule and the Sunday morning routine...More

Thank FrequentVacationer11
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16 October 2016|
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Response from CobbCoGA | Reviewed this property |
We arrived about 6:15 and were car number 14... But the first 13 had some groups of people, so there was a decent amount of folks ahead of us. Some folks got there at 4 am. I think it's a crap-shoot depending on the week... More
16 October 2016|
Response from suzannet807 | Reviewed this property |
I think that answer changes from week to week, depending upon the crowds. I will tell you that I went in April, and arrived at 5.20 am, and I was given #9 (you will be assigned a number based upon your time of arrival, so... More
Jackie B
7 September 2015|
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Response from suzannet807 | Reviewed this property |
Maranatha does not pass mail along to President and Mrs. Carter. This is from their web site (note they use the word "attempts" - there is a lot of mail sent their way!): How may I contact the Carters? We DO NOT forward... More