2024 Summer Internship

Are you looking for practical ministry experience in multiple areas at a large, vibrant SBC church? We invite you to apply a summer internship at Abilene! Our 2024 summer internships will take place May 19 – July 28, 2024.

Have a question? E-mail Dr. John Sansom, Discipleship & Family Pastor, at jsansom@myabilene.org.



Riley Macisak

2023 Preschool Ministry Intern

“Connecting with the kids and adults alike has helped me to grow and mature in ministry at Abilene. Christ blessed me with so many relational experiences!”


Ashton MacLeod

2023 Pastoral Ministry Intern

As an intern at Abilene, there has been an abundance of wisdom, opportunity, and support available to me. It has been such a blessing to grow and be a part of the ministry here.”

About Abilene

The mission of Abilene Baptist Church is to bring those who are lost into a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus and then build them into fully, mature, reproducing followers of Christ.

The vision for Abilene Baptist Church is to fulfill the mission locally through two church campuses (Martinez and Appling/Harlem), nationally through the Abilene Network, and internationally through missionary partnerships.

Our church is currently home to just under 3,800 members, with an average of 1,270 in attendance for three Sunday morning services across two campuses.

About the Area

Martinez, Georgia, is in the eastern area of Columbia County and is bordered by Augusta (Richmond County) and Evans. In 2020, Evans was ranked the best place to live in America (Money).

In 2021, Columbia County was identified as one of the fastest growing counties in Georgia (WJBF). According to the 2020 census, within a 10-minute drive of Abilene Baptist Church’s Martinez Campus, there were 31,859 households, 90,228 residents, and an average household income of $89,434. By 2025, the population is projected to be 114,354, which is a 26.7% increase.