About Us

Sherwood is a contemporary Southern Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 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 pm.

Sherwood Baptist Church

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

(229) 883-1910 - Main
(229) 431-9338 - Fax        

Church E-mail Address
[email protected]

Our Mission Statement

Sherwood Baptist Church exists to touch the whole world, with the whole Word, motivated by a passion for Christ and compassion for all people.

History of Sherwood


  • First Baptist Church of Albany established a Mission for Northwest Albany
  • Mr. J. T. Haley gave 6.3 acres of land on Whispering Pines Road
  • Sherwood Baptist Church was named and 309 Charter members were enrolled
  • Dr. Albert L. Cardwell - First Pastor
  • First education building (capacity of 750) was constructed
  • Law M. Mobley - Second Pastor
  • Curtis A. Burge - Third Pastor


  • A sanctuary was built on Whispering Pines Road (capacity of 1,000) and completed in February 1976
  • W.A. "Brother Billy" Smith - Fourth Pastor
  • Dedication of the completely paid off $1.2 million Family Life Center
  • Sherwood opened Sherwood Baptist Christian School grades K3-8
  • Michael C. Catt - Fifth Pastor


  • The Prayer Chapel opened
  • Alpha Center opened
  • Christian School became Sherwood Christian Academy, expanding through the 12th grade
  • Riverview property became the new SCA Upper Campus, housing grades 6-12
  • The Flood of 1994 allowed Sherwood to show God's love by housing, clothing and feeding 250 flood victims. Sixteen of those professed faith in Christ.
  • More than 5,400 workers from 21 states were coordinated through our church, and homes were cleared of mud, debris and damage by student and adult volunteers.
  • Began AWANA and UPWARD Basketball for families
  • Ground was broken for the new worship facility


  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Extension established
  • New Worship Center opened (capacity 2,000)
  • First joint service with Mt. Zion Baptist Church
  • Established The Ron Dunn Center for Biblical Studies and Sherwood Day Care
  • Produced and premiered Sherwood Pictures’ first movie, Flywheel
  • Hosted the first ReFRESH® Conference
  • Hosted Bridge Builders Conference with Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt for pastors in the region
  • Michael Catt preached his 1,000th Sunday sermon at Sherwood
  • Sherwood Pictures produced second movie, Facing the Giants
  • Church family purchased an additional 40 acres of land to expand ministries on Old Pretoria Road
  • Hosted first July 4th Freedom Festival outreach to community
  • Celebrated 20th Anniversary of both Pastor Michael Catt and Sherwood Christian Academy
  • Celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the church
  • Pastor Michael Catt elected President of the 2008 Southern Baptist Convention Pastor‘s Conference
  • Sherwood Pictures’ third film, Fireproof, was released in theaters and was No. 4 in the Weekend Box Office
  • Release of Pastor Michael Catt’s books Prepare for Rain, Fireproof Your Life, and the ReFRESH® Series - The Power of Desperation, The Power of  Persistence, and The Power of Surrender
  • All debt was paid off in full
  • Produced Sherwood Pictures’ fourth film, Courageous


  • The Alpha Pregnancy Center opened in its new location
  • Established KidzBlast, a VBS-style day camp for kids
  • Hosted the first ReFRESH® Conference at the International Mission Board
  • Courageous was released in theaters (2011) and on DVD & Blu-ray (2012)
  • Began the Meet the Need: Vision 2020 Campaign
  • Participated in Billy Graham’s My Hope Initiative: More than 90 people were saved
  • Constructed new facilities on the church campus – brand new Hope, Joy and Faith Buildings
  • The Source Café was added and The Source Bookstore was updated