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Maranatha Baptist Church

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148 Ga Highway 45 N, Plains, GA 31780-5546
+1 229-824-7896
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Visited on February 12, 2017 to hear Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school

This was on my bucket list and my son and I truly made a great memory. Everyone made us feel so... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2017
Clyde P
Clinton, South Carolina, United States
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Everything about our church visit was wonderful! It is a well oiled machine and you need to be... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2017
Carol S
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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 February 14, 2017 via mobile

This was on my bucket list and my son and I truly made a great memory. Everyone made us feel so welcome.

2  Thank Clyde P
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Everything about our church visit was wonderful! It is a well oiled machine and you need to be there no later than 7:30 to guarantee your seat. You are admitted to the church in the number in which you arrived so listen for your number...More

4  Thank Carol S
Reviewed February 3, 2017

We picked up a passport book at the High School Museum and headed out to town to collect our passport stamps, hoping to get the medallion at the end of the day. President Carter teaches Sunday School here and serves as Deacon, giving talks as...More

2  Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience! We stayed at the Plains Historic Inn so we could go at 8:30am instead of 600am. This worked beautifully. Miss Jan and her husband, George run the church experience like clockwork. She gives an orientation giving you the do's and don'ts. President Carter...More

3  Thank maapar
Reviewed November 15, 2016

I visited Maranatha on Sunday, November 20th to see President Carter's Sunday School class. I was told to arrive before 7:00 am in order to ensure a seat inside the church. I arrived at 6:10 am--and there were 19 cars ahead of me! But, #20...More

3  Thank gnagel
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Huge fan of Jimmy Carter and what a special day! We arrived at 7:35 having driven from Columbus, Georgia. We were car number 59 and were last four seated in the sanctuary. The Secret Service agents were very thorough, but friendly and courteous. Wait until...More

1  Thank jolyblonde
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Another bucket list item checked. Attended Maranatha Baptist Church and heard President Jimmy Carter give the Adult Sunday School lesson. Superb lesson. 92 and still filled with the joy of life he has always been known for. In order to accommodate all the out of...More

2  Thank Mike P
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We're in our 50's and have always wanted to hear President Carter witness in Sunday School. This was our first pass through Georgia when it worked out. Arrive early and wait in your car. Portapotties if you need it before doors open. Very organized ....More

2  Thank cardclub
Reviewed October 22, 2016

I've wanted to hear President Carter teach Sunday School for many, many years...and finally made the trip! As noted by many others, it's an experience of a lifetime. The generosity President Carter has demonstrated in teaching the thousands of people that have attended over these...More

3  Thank GJDewey
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

I have personally not been to church in a coons age, this trip to Plains Georgia recommended to me by a friend was one of my best trips in a LONG TIME, so glad I came to this friendly little town, and even better getting...More

3  Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
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October 15, 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
October 15, 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
September 6, 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