At First Baptist Jackson we believe that our future lies with our students. We provide an opportunity for every college student to learn and our great leaders will encourage you and challenge you with solid truth from the Word of God. Small groups are student-led or adult-led groups of 6 to 10 individuals the same gender that meet weekly to study God’s word together, pray, and discuss challenges of life. Small group is a predictable, safe place where you are known, encouraged, and challenged in your walk with Christ.

College students and young adults in their twenties from all over Jackson meet every Wednesday for dynamic midweek worship and teaching in the First Jackson chapel. College students can also be a part of ongoing mission and ministry projects throughout the entire year by working with our inner city partners in afternoon tutoring or youth mentoring. First Jackson mission trips take students literally all over the world!

Small Groups for College Students

Events for College Students and Young Adults

Meet our College Ministry Team

Steven Smith
College Pastor
Lydie Vick
Ministry Assistant, College and Young Adults

From the Blog

God’s Call to Bridge the Gap

Emma Shappley has been a part of First Baptist Church her entire life; 21 years to be exact. She grew up in the children’s ministry and the student ministry and just four short years ago she graduated from high school and became a part of our FBJ Home Students group...

Stepping Out On Faith: Kirkland’s Story

Stepping Out on Faith: Kirkland’s Story Anyone who knows Kirkland Smith knows that she is not afraid of adventure. That became even more apparent when she decided to delay college for a year and live out of a backpack to travel the world on a year-long mission...

Teenagers Leave on a Nine Month Mission

First Baptist Jackson Teens Leave on Nine Month Mission When Riley Kennon, Ann Bradley Maloney, Lauren Reedy, and Mary Beth Stevens met as toddlers they had no idea that one day they’d be taking an incredible journey together as young adults. This journey begins this...