It is our mission at First Jackson to share the Gospel to the ends of the Earth.  That means on every continent and in every community.  We believe that every opportunity an opportunity to impact the lives of others, whether it be for Inner City ministry, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, going on a Mission trip or volunteering in the Preschool.  First Jackson partners with many ministries locally and internally.

Connect and discover ways you can use your gifts to make a difference.


in Jackson

Opportunities abound to make a difference in Metro Jackson.   God created each of us and has gifted us with skills and abilities that we can use to spread the gospel and help others.

Make a difference locally by joining a volunteering in any number of our local opportunities.

around the World

“Declare His glory among the nations…” Psalm 96:3 Do you want to be a part of a 2017 mission trip? View our list of trips.

Women on Missions

Women on Mission is ongoing missions involvement and learning that extends across the globe. Women of all ages are invited to participate. Learn more about our Women’s Ministry.

With our Partners

It’s important that we partner with organizations who believe in Kingdom building. Learn more about our ministry partners.

Join a Mission Event

Meet our Missions Team

Dr. Jim Spikes

Dr. Spikes is our Missional Disciple-Making Pastor and a former IMB missionary.

Lee Thigpen

Lee is the Executive Director of Mission First and a long time staff member.

Kasey Shackelford

Kasey is Director of our Women's Missions and Ministries and our Missions Deployment Coordinator.
Cecelia Temple Norwood

Cecelia is the Administrative Assistant for Mission First and our local mission programs.

From the Blog

Zimbabwe, Home to Two of the Seven Wonders of the World This Week

Zimbabwe: Home to more than one of the seven wonders of the world this week Zimbabwe is an African country in the southern part of Africa that, in square miles, is about the combined size of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. It is most famous for being the home to...

How to Share the Gospel Using the Cupid Shuffle

One First Jackson family uses their unique gift and love of dancing to share the Gospel at the first We Love Jackson event of the year. Nick and Nicole Hardeman share their talents weekly with the First Jackson family and they share their “We Love Jackson”...

We Were Made to Make a Difference

There are so many different things to do on a Sunday afternoon that working on a mission project in the community of Jackson, Mississippi isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind. Today was a special day, though. A large part of the mission of First...

Reaching the Nations Through Technology: The Adairs’ Story

You are probably reading this posting on your computer; maybe even a laptop or smartphone because we now live in a country and in a time when more than 85% of all homes have a computer. We have access to just about anything we need or desire (good and bad). Computers...

“I can ‘go’ because of the GoFund”

Since the eighth grade when I went on my first mission trip, I have known that missions is one of my biggest passions. I have also known from a very young age that traveling to England was something I have always wanted to do. It was on the very top of my bucket list!...

Students Spreading the Goods News in England

Over 10 years ago, Rob & Nan Sugg along with other Mississippi Baptists, established a strategic partnership with several evangelical churches in and around Leceister, England. Teams from our church and from this area spent time with local congregations there...