First Baptist Church 
313 West Main Street  Post Office Box 607
Claxton, Georgia 30417

Phone: 912-739-2241
Fax: 912-739-4240

Nathan LaShoto,  Senior Pastor

I became the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Claxton in December 2017, following several years of ministry in North Georgia.  While I love North Georgia, Claxton has felt like home from the beginning, from the warm community, to the loving church, to the piles of fruitcakes I received on Christmas!


My primary responsibilities include preaching, teaching, organizing worship, pastoral care, and assisting lay leadership and church staff. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of North Georgia. I attended seminary at Candler School of Theology, where I earned my Masters of Divinity.


Our mission for First Baptist Church is to live Christ, by following his example of being redemptive in message, gracious in approach, and loving in spirit.

Sarah McPherson, Pianist
Natalie Mincey, Secretary
Fran Renault, Administrative Assistant
Maribel Castano, Church Custodian
Pauline Hendrix, Nursery Attendant
Ella Grace Oglesby, Wednesday Night Supper cook
Ginny Yarbrough, Webmaster