About Sherwood

Join us on Sundays at 9:30am or 6:00pm

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Sherwood is a contemporary Southern Baptist Church with traditional values. If you live in the Albany area, we would love to meet you! Join us this Sunday at 9:30 am or 6:00 pm.
Contact Info:
2201 Whispering Pines Road
Albany, GA 31707
Phone – (229) 883-1910
Email – sbc@sherwoodbaptist.net

Sundays at Sherwood

8:15 am – Adult Connect Group (Senior Adults)
9:30 am – Worship Service
11:00 am – Connect Groups for all ages
6:00 pm – Evening Worship Service
6:00 pm – Kid’s Rock (1st-5th grade)
6:00 pm – Preschool Praise (3 years-K5)

Vision Statement

“Sherwood Baptist Church exists to see people awakened by the gospel to a life of knowing Christ and making Him known.” 


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2201 Whispering Pines Road
Albany, Georgia U.S.A. 31707

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Sherwood's History

Sherwood’s Pastors
  • Albert Cardwell: 1956-1963
  • Law Mobley: 1964-1967
  • Curtis Burge: 1968-1977
  • W. A. “Billy" Smith: 1979-1988
  • Michael Catt: 1989-2021
  • Paul Gotthardt: 2021-present
1955 - 1969
  • In 1955, a group met together and established the First Baptist Church Mission in Northwest Albany.
  • Land on Whispering Pines Road was gifted to the group, 309 charter members enrolled, and the Mallary Baptist Association received the group. Thus, Sherwood Baptist Church was born.
  • Sherwood later built a 750-seat educational building and sponsored a mission to plant Radium Springs Baptist Church in East Albany.
1970 - 1979
  • The “Together We Build” campaign provided a 1,000-seat sanctuary, including a bell tower, library, bridal and music suites, pipe organ, adult Sunday School department, and all furnishings and equipment. The building program was completed by February of 1976.
1980 - 1989
  • After several years of radio broadcasting, Sherwood aired its first video broadcast on cable.
  • The church completed a building program with the dedication of the Family Life Center – a fully paid off $1.2 million sports, recreation, and educational facility.
  • Sherwood opened Sherwood Baptist Christian School, offering education for grades K-3 through 8th.
1990 - 1994
  • Sherwood started an Intercessory Prayer Ministry and opened the Prayer Chapel.
  • The first Alpha Crisis Pregnancy Center opened.
  • The school was renamed Sherwood Christian Academy and offered classes through the twelfth grade. Grades 6-12 moved to property purchased on Old Pretoria Road.
  • During the Flood of 1994, Sherwood became a shelter for 250 evacuees and a hub for 5,400 volunteers from 21 states.
1995 - 1999
  • AWANA and Upward basketball began.
  • Sherwood broke ground on a master growth plan, including a 2,250-seat Worship Center and 300-seat Chapel to provide space for “Future Generations.”
  • The Lehman Strauss House opened across the street from the church to host guests.
2000 - 2004
  • The Sherwood family moved into the new Worship Center.
  • The Worship Ministry produced its first original recording, 519.
  • Sherwood Pictures produced their first major motion picture, Flywheel. Since then, three more box office hits have impacted the world through film: Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous.
  • The Vance Havner House opened for missionary families on stateside assignment.
  • ReFRESH began as a conference at Sherwood for God’s people seeking revival. The conference later expanded to Pigeon Forge, TN; Branson, MO; Las Vegas, NV; and beyond.
2005 – 2009
  • Sherwood purchased an additional forty acres of land on Old Pretoria Road and enlarged the vision of the Legacy Park sports complex.
  • Sherwood began investing in church planting efforts in strategic US cities.
  • Legacy Park: A Ministry of Leading People to the Cross opened, including a baseball/softball complex, soccer fields, a 110-foot cross, fully equipped pavilion, paved parking areas, and more.
  • Sherwood received an unexpected gift when Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated gave her the Coke Plant on Pine Avenue as a facility for local outreach and missions, now known as the Hope Center at the Coke Plant.
  • The Meet the Need giving campaign began and focused on local, national, and international missions and church planting, and campus renovations/expansion at the church and school.
2015 – 2019
  • Sherwood began an ongoing partnership with Samaritan’s Purse to mobilize disaster relief in Southwest Georgia after back-to-back storms.
  • During a difficult season at SCA, God moved among students and staff in great power. Classes were replaced by prayer meetings and worship gatherings, and 82 people made decisions for Christ.
  • Sherwood released a new app featuring sermons, worship, podcasts, sermon notes, prayer videos, and a host of other resources.
2020 – 2024
  • Sherwood celebrated its final service with Pastor Michael Catt prior to his retirement after serving as Senior Pastor for over 31 years.
  • The church voted unanimously to call Paul Gotthardt and his family to serve as Sherwood’s sixth Senior Pastor.
  • Ministry continued to expand at the Hope Center to include sewing classes, life skills classes, and Serve Days.