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Sean Milner: An Orphan’s Story

Sean Milner: An Orphan’s Story

A soft-spoken Sean Milner stands in front of a Sunday School class at First Baptist Jackson one Sunday morning with an unlikely message from a successful real estate lawyer and father. “There was a time when I didn’t believe that God had a plan for my life. I had an...

Greetings from Mbingo

Greetings from Mbingo

Greetings from Mbingo The Mbingo Baptist Hospital is a 310 bed facility in Northwest Cameroon (which is actually in the southern part of Cameroon), West Africa. It is heavily supported by Samaritan’s Purse, and is the home of one of 13 surgical training programs in 8...

The Journey of a Lifetime

The Journey of a Lifetime

When you talk to IMB missionaries or retired IMB missionaries, it doesn’t take long to learn that they all have unique stories about why they followed the call to surrender to a life of ministry in a foreign country. For Jim and Lori Spikes, the story begins with two...

Ministries That Think Outside the Box

Ministries That Think Outside the Box

Reuters reports that more than 500,000 million Americans are homeless and a quarter of that number are children. Traumatic events, personal crisis, domestic violence, and addictions are many times the common denominators, but regardless of the circumstances, there is...

The Story of Lottie Moon

The Story of Lottie Moon

The Story of Lottie Moon Lottie Moon was born in 1840 in Virginia and is known as a pioneer for many reasons. She was one of the first women in the South to receive a master’s degree from college and she was a young adult during the Civil War, a volatile time in our...

Believing and Fearing No Evil

Believing and Fearing No Evil

“Since I was a young boy, people have always told me I was destined to be in law enforcement. I started working for my uncle when I was in the 7th grade and after graduation I started working security jobs part time to earn a little extra money. I soon discovered that...

Families Ministering to Families

Families Ministering to Families

Recently, Cindy Townsend, Kimberly Reedy, and Bonnie Snellgrove, from First Baptist Jackson traveled to Fort Gordon, Georgia, to lead a retreat to encourage military women to be faithful to Christ during the journey of their service. When they returned, they wrote...

Dr. L. Lavon Gray Releases His Third Book

Dr. L. Lavon Gray Releases His Third Book

When New Hope Publishers approached Dr. Lavon Gray about writing his third book, they made it really easy for him. They asked for a devotional series of three books from the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Psalms. Dr. Gray chose to write the first book in...

A Legend

A Legend

I was a young girl in my 20s when I met the nicest guy in the whole world. Most people would think I’m talking about my husband Andy, but that was actually in my 30s. I’m talking about Mr. Jim Schimpf. I was right out of college and I was looking for a place to go to...

God’s Call to Bridge the Gap

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...

Hollywood Gets a Glimpse of First Baptist Jackson

Hollywood Gets a Glimpse of First Baptist Jackson

On October 20, some of the best-known actors and actresses in Hollywood will take the large screen in theaters around the country to tell a true story about friendship, forgiveness, kindness, and redemption that can only be found in Christ. This movie, based on the...