"One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the 

Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His Temple."  

Psalms 27:4

Pastor Franks

I would like to welcome you to “The Best Church this side of Heaven”. That’s not just a slogan, that is what you find when you meet the people and feel the heart of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church.  We are a fellowship with a rich history and a people of faith.  During my time here as Pastor, I have heard many testimonies from members about how God has shown grace to the Cedar Grove family, how he has set us apart and sustained His church and His people. I am truly blessed through Jesus Christ to be in the midst of this church family as we embark upon the great Call that God has placed on our lives. 

As the pastor and spiritual leader, I realize that God has given me an awesome assignment and us a great work. My prayer is that God will keep us together for many years to come as a church family and allow his love to be continually manifested.  If you are looking for a place where you can worship and serve the Lord with gladness. Come on to the Grove where the joy of the Lord is our strength!

Reverend Dr. Marion A. Franks was born in Atlanta and grow up in East Point GA. He received his Bachelors in Chemistry from Clark Atlanta University.  He earned his Doctorial Ph. D from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1998. He accepted his call to the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ in 1996 and hasn't looked back. He has served as the Men's Ministry Leader, Sunday School teacher, the Director of Christian Education and Special Assistant to the Pastor in his former churches.  He was called to pastor "The Grove" in 2015.