The Appling Archers was begun in 1997 as a ministry of Kiokee Baptist Church in Appling, Georgia, the county seat of Columbia County, near Augusta. The main focus of this ministry is to reach families for Christ. KBC is the oldest Baptist church in Georgia, founded in 1772 on the banks of Kiokee Creek. Tradition has it that “Kiokee” derives from the Creek Indian word for “sweet water.”

Many local men and women are avid hunters and archers who believe we honor our Christian calling to “make disciples” when we strive to meet the spiritual needs of those who share our passion for the bow and arrow.

Our theme verse from Proverbs has proved itself over and over, that by God’s grace each of us has the ability to sharpen those around us – If we are willing to take an edge ourselves! Our numbers have grown to include folks from around the area of various congregations, and so has our commitment to making the Appling Bowhunters Festival a truly memorable archery and spiritual event for you and your family! We hope you’ll come and taste the “Sweet Water” yourself.

“By Grace you have been saved through Faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8-10

If you feel led to join us in our mission stop by the Old Store and sit with an orange shirt, share your story and let your life be heard.

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