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MCL_s 2023 Christian Leaders of the Year

MCL’s 2023 Christian Leaders of the Year

By Katie Eubanks Ginn For the fifth year in a row, MCL has asked for nominations for Christian Leaders of the Year, servant leaders in Mississippi who embody the character of Christ. Nominations...
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Cover Story – Ben and Cammie Derrick’s ‘obedience whirlwind’

By Katie Eubanks Ginn From pastoring to counseling — and protecting their marriage. Thirteen years ago, metro Jackson native Ben Derrick had a calling to the ministry, a seminary degree, and years...

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COVER STORY – Faith in education: 7 headmasters speak to MCL

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By KATIE EUBANKS     MCL Editor Katie Eubanks Ginn recently sat down with four men from across the Jackson metro area who serve in a variety of contexts, from pulpits to baseball fields,...

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By KATIE EUBANKS          On September 4, 2015, Jill Chaney’s husband passed away. A few weeks later, she attended her first Moms in Prayer meeting at First Presbyterian Day School (FPDS)...

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