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I’m Twenty, What Am I Supposed to Believe?

I’m Twenty, What Am I Supposed to Believe?

Pew research studies reveal that although half of the young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 believe in God, a staggering percentage seldom or never participate in a small group, prayer group, or Sunday School, and an even smaller group attend a weekly worship...

Two Churches with One Mission

Two Churches with One Mission

In the early 1840s, a prominent and wealthy citizen in Jackson, Mississippi, named Mr. Prior Lee did something most people would think was unusual. It was more than twenty years before the civil war and although slavery was a way of life for people in the South, it...

Reset!

Reset!

Over the weekend, more than 180 students in high schools around the Metro Jackson area came together united under one theme: Reset. They took to heart the essence of what reset means. The dictionary defines the word as ‘to set again or differently’, and...

Four Generations of First Baptist Jackson

Four Generations of First Baptist Jackson

Four Generations of First Baptist Jackson written by Paul G. Moak, Jr. In 1939, an 18-year-old recent graduate of Ruth School in rural southeast Lincoln County came to the big city of Jackson to see what would happen next in his life. He found a room in a boarding...

Facebook’s New Algorithm: What does it mean for our church?

Facebook’s New Algorithm: What does it mean for our church?

Last week, hundreds of thousands of tech-gurus from around the world ascended on Las Vegas for the 50th annual Consumer Electronic Show (CES). It’s the world’s largest gathering place for those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It’s the global stage...

College Students Carry the Gospel to the Homeless

College Students Carry the Gospel to the Homeless

Last week when it was cold in Jackson, it was very cold in New York City. Temperatures were record lows in the northeastern part of the country, but that didn’t stop twenty-one college kids from six different colleges in Mississippi from taking the gospel to the inner...

Minkah Fitzpatrick: A Light on the Field and Off

Minkah Fitzpatrick: A Light on the Field and Off

Whether you’re a Georgia football fan, an Alabama football fan, neither, or both, you’ll be a fan of Minkah Fitzpatrick. Minkah is a junior safety on Alabama’s team and is one of the most noticeable players on the field, for two reasons. First, he’s incredibly...

The New Year Without Your Loved One

The New Year Without Your Loved One

The occasion is somber and the room is cold when a young physician stands up to give her eulogy for a patient who left this world at a young age. “My name is Dr. Rebecca James and 100% of my patients die.” It was an unexpected remark that was meant to be an...

Students Take the Stage

Students Take the Stage

This week thirty students participating in the Student Worship Arts program at First Baptist Jackson were in New York City serving others throughout the city and performing at Radio City Music Hall. When asked if performing on one of the most prominent stages in the...

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...