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We Knew What We Were Fighting For

We Knew What We Were Fighting For

We Knew What We Were Fighting For They have been called the greatest generation by many, and the war theaters where they fought are well known. Historians spend countless hours creating documentaries of incredible testimonies and stories that are humbling and...

Remembering Father’s Day

Remembering Father’s Day

Remembering Father’s Day Father’s Day is the day that is set aside every year to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood. Although we’ve only acknowledged this special day in the U.S. since the early 20th century, it’s actually been around...

How to Fill the Empty Place in Your Life

How to Fill the Empty Place in Your Life

How to Fill the Empty Place in Your Life L. Lavon Gray, PhD From Dr. L. Lavon Gray’s speech presentation at the Harvard University Leadership Institute on June 15, 2017. Other participants’ topics included Habitat for Humanity, UN Humanitarian Relief, EU...

The New Millennial: Students Serving Students

The New Millennial: Students Serving Students

The New Millennial: Students Serving Students “Millennials.” Everyone at some point in recent years has heard this term. It identifies that mysterious generation that nobody knows what to do with yet. Pastors in pulpits all over the country are reporting...

A Different Way to Serve

A Different Way to Serve

A Different Way to Serve: COL Guy Reedy’s Story In December of 2002, Kim and Guy Reedy were anxiously awaiting the birth of their third child. Everyone anxiously awaits a birth, but the Reedys had another good reason – Guy was about to be deployed overseas,...

First Jackson Family

First Jackson Family

At First Jackson we believe that building homes based on Biblical truths is essential. Wherever you are spiritually, you can find hope and and peace in the Truth that only comes from knowing Christ as Savior. We want you to engage in areas of ministry that are...

#ReachTheNations

#ReachTheNations

#ReachTheNations Because international news this week has been so gloomy with terrorist attacks and uncertainty in so many parts of the world sharing the love of Jesus has never been more important. Our traveling missionary teams have been sharing photos all week from...

Not Your Grandmother’s VBS

Not Your Grandmother’s VBS

Not Your Grandmother’s VBS VBS is anything but traditional at First Baptist Jackson. This week the halls have been filled with hundreds of kids who are experiencing God through a unique Vacation Bible School called Gadgets and Gizmos. The opening session...

First Baptist Jackson’s Greatest Generation

First Baptist Jackson’s Greatest Generation

First Baptist’s Jackson Greatest Generation In 2009, Harry Quinn told his unforgettable story of serving in World War II. Throughout the month we’ll be sharing stories from this greatest generation and honoring all of our veterans on July 2 in the morning...

First Jackson Students Making Headlines!

First Jackson Students Making Headlines!

First Jackson Students Making Headlines! Every year, thousands of kids across Mississippi compete for only a few spots in the most prestigious competition of the high school band year – Mississippi Lion’s All-State Band. It’s a difficult audition, a difficult...

Sharing Your Faith in the Workplace

Sharing Your Faith in the Workplace

Sharing Your Faith in the Workplace Every year the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine admits hundreds of new students who will one day be physicians and other healthcare professionals. These students are typically right out of college, many...

Introducing The Academy of Arts

Introducing The Academy of Arts

Introducing First Jackson’s Academy of Arts Today, we have exciting news.  As we are committed to Multiplying Disciples to Live Like Jesus we are committing to new ministries that are designed to invest in our community and establish First Jackson as a...