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SALT & LIGHT—Para Su Gloria—For His Glory!

By JENNIFER BROGDON     Para Su Gloria—For His Glory!   Jhon Chavez moved to Peru with a team of church planters this summer. Jhon is one of the most passionate gospel proclaimers I...

SALT & LIGHT—Revival in the Delta

By MARILYN TINNIN   Revival in the Delta   Changing Lives in Greenwood   Delta Streets Academy in Greenwood graduated its first senior class in May. The five seniors are all heading...

SALT & LIGHT—Empowering Fathers

BY ALYSSA LAUBACH   Empowering Fathers   Eric Beamon could not have imagined his journey as a father beginning the way it did. For most, a picture-perfect arrival and delivery is expected....

SALT & LIGHT—ChildX: A Resource That Rescues and Restores

By Marilyn Tinnin   ChildX: A Resource That Rescues and Restores   When it comes to children who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected in some way, there is not a one-size-fits-all...

SALT & LIGHT—Southern State Rustic Helps Build God’s Kingdom

By Maggie Ingram   Southern State Rustic Helps Build God’s Kingdom   The right table or rug in a room can make a huge impact on the feel of a space, but the furniture at Southern State...

SALT & LIGHT—Child Evangelism Fellowship

By Rev. Paul L. Nasekos     The Child Evangelism Fellowship, which began in 1937, is the largest Christian ministry to children in the world.   The ambitious goal of CEF is to reach...

SALT & LIGHT—William Carey Global Missions and Ministry

William Carey University Equips the Next Generation of Ministers and Missionaries   Dr. Brett Golson, Chair of William Carey University’s Christian Ministries, has a big picture grasp of what...

SALT & LIGHT—East Coast Sox Builds Skill and Faith

By Marilyn Tinnin   The East Coast Sox Baseball team is a showcase program. You will find similar programs across the country where youth from all over get to play as part of select teams...

SALT & LIGHT—Blessing of the Hands Ceremony

By David Sprayberry With their hands outstretched and palms open, students from Belhaven’s School of Nursing bowed their heads. “The Bible has something to say about how we approach our vocation,”...

SALT & LIGHT—Operation Christmas Child

By Melissa Hederman How Can a Box of Crayons Share the Gospel to Children Across the World? With the busy Christmas season just around the corner, many Mississippi families are looking for ways to...

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Jackson Leadership Foundation Supporting leaders, transforming lives

  Katie Eubanks: What is Jackson Leadership Foundation?      Samuel Bolen: We are a ministry to ministries. Our desire is to work with ministry leaders in Jackson to help (them) grow as leaders, and grow their ministries to the scale of the vision that God has...

Michael and Julie Estes Finding a ministry home at Ridgecrest

By KATIE EUBANKS   Michael and Julie Estes Finding a ministry home at Ridgecrest        In 1998, Michael Estes finally worked up the nerve to ask out Julie Stone.  They’d both grown up in Clinton, and probably met on a Clinton High School...

Shower Power — Jackson organization empowers people experiencing homelessness

By KATIE EUBANKS   Shower Power Jackson organization empowers people experiencing homelessness        Lying in the shade, a young man named DJ spreads his Bible on top of his face and reaches his arms up to the sky. He doesn’t take medication...

Anne Graham Lotz talks cancer, loss, and seeing God’s blessings

By KATIE EUBANKS     Anne Graham Lotz talks cancer, loss, and seeing God’s blessings        In early 2019, Anne Graham Lotz — daughter of the Rev. Billy Graham — was scheduled to speak to the women at First Baptist Jackson. A brutal round...

Sean Milner: He grew up at a children’s home — and now he runs it

By KATIE EUBANKS   Sean Milner He grew up at a children’s home — and now he runs it        Sean Milner remembers the gunshot from when Oma wounded herself in the shoulder.      “(My siblings and I) ran out on the back porch and...

FEATURE — But God Ministries finds a home in the Delta

    JONESTOWN — Linda McGrew thought she had grown up poor — and she had. But then she visited some homes in Quitman County.   “I (was) inspecting the units that we were to rehab (at a nonprofit). You could look through the ceiling and see outdoors. You...

SPECIAL FEATURE — Doing diversity in the local church

By Katie Eubanks   Doing diversity in the local church     Sunday morning is still the most segregated hour of the week, but not if these churches have anything to do with it. In the greater Jackson area, leaders at several churches — from a megachurch...

DYNAMIC DADS—Stories of Fatherhood

Introduction and Questions by Marilyn Tinnin Dynamic Dads   We have looked for a few wise men here in Mississippi Christian Living’s Annual Man Issue. We have loved gathering these stories and getting these guys to put words to the heart issues of priorities,...

MILLENNIAL MOMS—Stories of Motherhood

  Fenley Akers Davis Age 28 Married to Price Davis (5 years) Mother to daughter Paschal (Newborn)   Work Background: Administrative Assistant to Governor Phil Bryant; Account Executive WLBT News Channel 3; Co-Founder + Director of Development Club Sally;...

2018 Christian Leaders of the Future Event

  2018 Christian Leaders of the Future Event     Mississippi Christian Living, in partnership with Belhaven University, honored our tenth class of Christian Leaders of the Future at an afternoon event on Belhaven’s campus March 5. Two...

AUTHOR PROFILE—Angie Camp—Real-Life Fiction

Author Profile Angie Camp—Real-Life Fiction   MCL: The description on the cover reads, “A Christian fiction inspired by true life events.” Can you tell us briefly what those events were? Angie Camp: The true life events brought into the story of Hells Bend are testimonies of several different...

AUTHOR PROFILE—Terri Blackstock

By Susan E. Richardson   Author Profile—Terri Blackstock   In Sunday School I used to see the friend who had invited me to come with her, the one who made me welcome every Sunday, and assured me a “go to” place to sit. She had a kind word for everyone and made other visitors feel as...