Special Ministries

The Special Ministries of First Baptist Jackson ensures that people with special needs have a safe place to learn about Jesus Christ. Loving volunteers joyfully lead our students to worship together through Bible stories, learning God’s word, music, crafts, prayer request, and fellowship.

Your First Visit

We welcome anyone with any kind of disability. To make sure we do our best to make your family member feel welcomed and loved, please feel free to call us before your first visit. We can work with you and provide your loved one the best experience to learn about Jesus. Our contact information is found at the bottom of the page.

We offer Sunday morning and Sunday evening groups for worship and discipleship. See class directory below.

Special Events

Joy Prom – Each Spring our Student Ministry invites All Special Friends to be the honored guests at Joy Prom–a night of food, dancing, and fun at First Baptist Jackson.

Resources & Partnerships

Joni and Friends, Jackson Chapter – Promotes education, events, and outreach to individuals and families affected by disability in our community
The Mustard Seed – Seeks to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of adults with developmental disabilities
Son Valley Ministries – A Christian Community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Family Testimonies

“The Special Ministries Program at First Baptist Jackson has truly been special to my family for over 30 years. They have provided a place for my autistic son to attend church which allowed my family to attend church. I have always felt that the workers in this program are the truly the ‘special’ ones giving of themselves in such an unselfish manner. I didn’t choose to have a son with special needs, but they made a choice to love him and others like him. There’s gotta be a special place in Heaven for these workers.” — Mike Pigford

First Jackson supports and hosts events around Jackson to support our special needs community.  Engage and serve and be blessed in every aspect of this ministry.

Joy Prom

Special Ministry Small Groups

Blueberry Lessons

“The berries closest to the fence are the sweetest.” That was the tip that my young friend gave me before we left to pick blueberries at her grandmother’s.

The Playhouse

The Playhouse None of my research identified the author of the old adage “Silence is golden,” but I heartily agreed with the anonymous thinker.

Lingering Aromas

The last days of summer are not only stealing away all the flower gardens; they’re sending students off to college in pursuit of higher education.

Remembering Cathy Jeffcoats

Remembering Cathy Jeffcoats Dear First Baptist Jackson Family, Last night our friend Cathy Jeffcoats won the race and entered Heaven. We will miss her smile, her laugh, her friendship, and her enthusiasm for sharing God’s love with everyone, but rejoice knowing that...