First Baptist Church
P. O. Box 607
313 W. Main Street
Claxton, GA 30417
Phone: 912-739-2241
Fax: 912-739-4240


From I-16: 

Take the US Highway 301 S exit.  Turn right onto Hwy 280 W. (second traffic light in Claxton).   Drive 1/4 mile and the church building will be on your right.

From Hwy. 301 N:
Once you come into the Claxton city limit, turn left at the second light. Drive 1/4 mile and the church building will be on your right.

From Hwy. 280 W:
Continue on Hwy. 280 until you cross over Hwy. 301.  Drive 1/4 mile and the church building will be on your right.

From Hwy. 280 E:
After the first traffic light, on your left you will see Ace Hardware, a church, NorthSpring Asst. Living, a church, and then First Baptist will be the next building.

Meet The Staff:

Rory Naeve, Minister

I am husband to Gigi since 2007. We met at McAfee School of Theology where we both earned a Master of Divinity. She pretty much rocks. I’m also father to Lydia and Susanna, our two daughters. My only male companion in the home is Brodie, the perfect dog, and we try to look out for each other even though we’re always outnumbered. I came to FBC Claxton from St. Simons Island, GA where I served as Minister to Youth for 5 great years. It’s always painful leaving a place that you love, but our time in Claxton has been sweet we are enjoying our time here.

Since I’m new to the pastorate, I’ve enjoyed the experience of getting to know people, visiting folks at home or in the hospital. I’m enjoying the new realm of teaching and guiding the congregation. Adding my voice to worship weekly has been an honor, and a humbling one.

When I’m not doing my duties here at the church, I enjoy stories in a variety of forms. I used to read a lot, play a bunch of games, and watch way too many movies to be healthy, but being a parent has changed a lot of that. I still read when I can and Gigi and I love to watch something that isn’t Tinker Bell after the girls go to bed.

We’d love to have you come and experience God with us this week. Or maybe I’ll see you at the sandwich shop. God bless you!

Yvonne Redden, Music Director
Fran Renault, Financial Secretary

I have been a member of First Baptist Church since 1980 after moving here from Florida.  My husband, John and I have 4 boys, 4 grandchildren, and 4 dogs!  We live on a farm with cows, horses and chickens.  I love to spend my free time outdoors.  My husband and I enjoy camping, kayaking and relaxing at the lake with our family.


After my children started school, a secretarial job opened at FBC and upon my husband’s urging, I applied.  I have worked as a full-time secretary and am now working as a part-time financial secretary; however, my job extends to just about anything anyone needs me to do.  I love working with the members of FBC and have been employed for 12 years.


Connie Toothman, Church Secretary
Hi!  I have met some amazing people at First Baptist Church.  The people (God's people) are why I have been here 5 years.  I have always wanted to work at church.  I have always attended churches that are too small to employ a secretary, that is what brought me here.  I have been a Christian for 40+ years (the + is so you can't figure out exactly how old I am).  My love for God is my driving force and motivation.   
I enjoy the escape of a good book, puzzles, crosswords and a campfire surrounded by family and/or friends.  Tony and I have 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters.  As every parent/grandparent knows these are the other great loves of my life.  We are pretty simple and quiet people.  We enjoy camping as a family and family suppers (monthly). Most of our leisure is spent with family and/or friends.   If you are ever in the area, stop by and say hello!

Contact Us:


Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:00


Mailing Address:

First Baptist Church

P. O. Box 607

Claxton, Ga 30417


Physical Address:

First Baptist Church

313 W. Main Street

Claxton, Ga 30417


Phone Number: 912.739.2241

Fax Number: 912.739.4240