Shades Mountain Baptist Church

Our mission is manifested by strategy, informed by values, and measured by our success


What Are We Doing?

Our Mission

Mission is what we do. It is our core, the goal toward which we do all ministry.

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How are we doing it?


Strategy sheds light on someone's next steps toward the mission. Think of the strategy as a pattern of participation.

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Why are we doing it?

Core Values

Why do we do any of this? What shared beliefs can we rally around as a family?

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When are we successful?


Measures outline the characteristics of a person who is achieving the mission.

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Our mission is to send transformed people to influence their world for Christ.

Meet George

George joined Shades as our Senior Pastor in August of 2021 after strategically leading the vision and mission at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina from 2017-2021, and prior to that planting Cedarcrest Church in Acworth, Georgia from 2006-2017.

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Baptist Faith & Message

Baptist churches, associations, and general bodies have adopted confessions of faith as a witness to the world, and as instruments of doctrinal accountability.

What We Believe

Our History

Founded over 100 years ago, Shades has a rich history throughout the Birmingham community and beyond. We strive to be a church sending transformed people who influence their world for Christ. 

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