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History and Vision

About Us

Clarkston is a unique community.

It is known as the most ethnically diverse square mile in the United States. Our neighbors come from over 60 different countries and speak over 100 different languages.  Clarkston International Bible Church is located in the heart of this beautiful, diverse community. We love our neighbors!

CIBC used to be called Clarkston Baptist Church. It was established in 1883. The church has a long-standing tradition of loving Jesus, preaching the Bible, and serving the community. In 2004, Clarkston Baptist Church merged with the Filipino International Bible Church to create Clarkston International Bible Church. CIBC has been a growing multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-generational church ever since.  CIBC is a faithful member of the Southern Baptist Convention and participates with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and the Great Atlanta Baptist Network.  

Our ultimate vision is to be a multi-ethnic, spirit-filled church family where all people can come to know, experience, and serve Jesus Christ.

Our Vision

Our vision informs our mission

As an overflow of the Gospel, we embrace our purpose to glorify God by making disciples locally and globally. We Gather to celebrate the Gospel as worshipers. We Grow in the Gospel as disciples. We Go to share the Gospel as ambassadors. The Gospel guides and motivates CIBC. 

We see a church committed to the Word of God. We believe the Bible is true, authoritative, sufficient, and relevant today. Therefore, we read and apply it in all areas of our lives. We cherish God’s Word and joyfully submit to it. 

We see a church committed to Spirit led prayer. We believe in the power and priority of prayer. We pray with faith that God still performs miracles of grace. We pray with boldness knowing that nothing is impossible for God as he draws people to Himself. 

We see a church that is committed to glorifying God through biblical, gospel-centered worship gatherings. We anticipate God using our worship ministry to draw people from all nations to Himself. 

We will be a church focused on intentional discipleship where people grow and make disciples. Our groups will provide a place for Bible study, prayer, encouragement, and accountability. The groups will emphasize life-on-life discipleship with a goal of growing and reproducing followers of Jesus. 

We see a church committed to biblical stewardship both personally and corporately. As we grow in generosity, we will honor God by investing these resources in gospel-centered ministry that builds His Church and furthers His Kingdom. 

We see a church that loves all people. Our love for all people propels our evangelism and missions. We go to people and live “sent” instead of waiting for others to come to us. By God’s grace, we will be known for our love for Jesus, our neighbors, and the nations. 

Building CIBC