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A Truly Remarkable Experience

When I read about Jimmy Carter teaching Sunday School at the Maranatha Baptist Church in the New... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Norwalk, Connecticut
Truly special once-in-a-lifetime experience!

My husband and I attended President Carter's service in mid September. It was incredible and very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
julie g
New York City, New York
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Former President Jimmy Carter occasionally visits this church for Sunday services.
148 Ga Highway 45 N, Plains, GA 31780-5546
+1 229-824-7896
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When I read about Jimmy Carter teaching Sunday School at the Maranatha Baptist Church in the New York Times, I knew that I had to go on a road trip to experience the former President doing what he so loves. Six weeks later, my wife...More

Thank Hawk470
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I attended President Carter's service in mid September. It was incredible and very much worth all the effort to get there! We had a hotel in Americus, and slept there for a bit. Awoke and drove to the church - arriving at...More

1  Thank julie g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were blessed to be third in line for church in the morning President Carter Todd our Sunday school class. And then president and Mrs. Carter attended church with us.

Thank Sheri J
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This was such a welcoming congregation! The preacher was lively and very personable. The place runs like a well oiled machine for Carter weekends. I hope to visit again sometime!

Thank Sweedy81
Reviewed July 11, 2018

This church is not very far from downtown Plains, Ga. It was not open and you could only view the outside. Worth the effort.

Thank bubba42101
Reviewed July 5, 2018

We attended Sunday School and Church Service on June 24th. We arrived and 5:00am and were car #83, so we had to sit in the overflow room. Nonetheless, it was still an amazing experience. President Carter greeted us in the overflow room before starting the...More

5  Thank Michael H
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We had planned to arrive at 5am based on previous trip advisor reviews, but front desk at the Quality Inn told us to leave at 4am. Was probably shortly after 4 when we left and arrived at 4:30 on June 24. We were car 50...More

1  Thank Michele D
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Our Sunday School class wanted to visit Former President Jimmy Carter's Sunday School. There were 12 of us and I'm glad I read all these reviews. We left the hotel in Americus at 4:10 and arrived to get in line by 4:25. We were the...More

1  Thank dsand2018
Reviewed June 26, 2018

The church was a wonderful experience. The members of the church made the several hundred guests there to see President Carter feel welcome and managed to keep the whole event focused on both his lesson, the needs of the Carters security and the church service....More

1  Thank ericlwright
Reviewed June 25, 2018

This was an amazing experience. Get there early if you want to sit in the sanctuary, where President Carter teaches the lesson. We arrived at the church at 4:25 am for the June 24 lesson and we were car number 59. We were one of...More

2  Thank SunWorshiper60898
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July 25, 2018|
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Response from 463Bob | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They only ask you to silence your phone. I suggest buying the dvd they offer of the lesson.
Susan W
May 25, 2018|
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Response from RobertH8090 | Reviewed this property |
You may bring any normal type of cell phone or camera for the picture (taken after the service), however, you did not take the picture yourself. They use your camera or phone and take the picture for you.