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Maranatha Baptist Church, Plains

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  • My friend and I have wanted to attend President Jimmy Carter's Sunday School class for quite some time, and finally made the trip to Plains. We loved every minute of the experience. President Carter i...  more »
  • My partner and I were beyond blessed being able to attend and sit under the teaching of a man who has been such a positive influence in the world. This was our fourth visit. Every time has been great....  more »
  • We were honored to hear President Carter's Sunday School Lesson and then stayed to hear the nice young preacher for the regular church service. Members were kind and we felt welcome. We will always ch...  more »
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  • This was the most amazing family trip we have ever taken. We did not witness any power trips and we were one of the "latecomers" escorted to the front. Having strong people in charge is not optional when a sitting or former President attends a function. You will definitely see bomb sniffing dogs and plenty of Secret Service. They will look into the windows of your car. They will not allow you to take a bag or backpack inside. Phones and cameras will be inspected by Secret Service agents as well as your wallet. The leaders of the church will tell you what you can and can't do. It's not optional. You will do it. "Latecomers" are seated in the front for a reason. Everything done on the days President Carter is there is done for a reason. Not a whim. So, with that out of the way, we had an exceptional experience and my son will have this memory to hold onto for the rest of his life. Mrs. Jan, Mrs. Betty, Pastor Brandon and, of course, President Carter were all welcoming and treated us as if they had known us all their lives. It was an almost six hour drive for us and we only spent one night. And I would do it all over again in a heartbeat! Wonderful service and message. President Carter is amazingly eloquent and shared very insightful stories about his time in office as well as how he views our current political situations. He related those stories to Bible passages that perfectly illustrated his compassion, understanding and acceptance of others. Pastor Brandon did an excellent job in the church service. His message illustrated a deeper understanding of the overall service and message. We downloaded and listened to "An Hour Before Daylight" by President Carter on the way down. I highly recommend doing the same so you have a deeper understanding of who and where you are visiting.
  • I’ve been to this church two times. First was just a normal church service and the second time Former President Carter was there teaching his Sunday school class. You can definitely tell the difference between the two. Everyone trying to pack in this small church to see a former presidents sure has outlived its purpose. People are coming here for the wrong reason, instead of searching the word of God. It’s time for Mr. Carter to hang up the Sunday school classes and allow this church to be a church again. Aside from that, when he’s there people will wait as early as 3 am in the parking lot and you have these volunteers “Mrs. Jan” that are extremely power tripping. They think they’re untouchable and they’re very rude.
  • Not wheelchair accessible. One of the leaders had us sit in the middle of church while latecomers were ushered to the front. Only advantage was you got to be in the church with a great icon! President Carter was gracious, wise and interesting. I loved every minute of the church, but did not welcome the treatment of others.
  • Awesome Historical Experience. My daughter and I had a wonderful time!
  • Warm welcome, made to feel like home. President Carter gave a great Sunday School lesson.
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