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SPORTS VICTORIES—Ross Mitchell: Faith Off the Mound

By: Robert Wilson On a day Mississippi State junior pitcher Ross Mitchell might consider as one of the most disappointing moments of his career, Mitchell will instead remember it as one of his...

SPORTS VICTORIES—Bryan Eubank Carrying the Torch and Sharing the Light

By Robert Wilson Bryan Eubank, the general manager of Jackson radio station SuperSport 930, and the Voice of Jackson Academy Athletics, wears a black bracelet around his right wrist as a constant...

SPORTS VICTORIES—Sarah Thomas: Believer, Wife, Mom, and NCAA Football Official

By ROBERT WILSON Sarah Thomas of Brandon made sports history as the first woman to officiate a major college football game in 2007, the first woman to officiate a bowl game in 2009, and could...

Brad Cliburn of Florence High School

By ROBERT WILSON Florence High School athletic director Brad Cliburn shook hands with God in January 2008, at a chapel at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. “Cancer is a bad dude. The...

Megan Jones of Germantown Middle School

By Robert Wilson Megan Jones was 31 years old when she figured it out. “I was pregnant with our third child. Brian (her husband) and I were talking one day and we decided that we were determined to...

Coach Melissa Word Mentors on the Court

By ROBERT WILSON Melissa Word won her first state championship on March 9 when she guided her Canton High School Lady Tigers to a 67-45 victory over South Jones for the Class 5A girls basketball...

Coach Jan Sojourner Sets the Bar High as Christian Coach

By Robert Wilson The world is very impressed with Jan Sojourner’s résumé as a high school girls basketball coach: Sojourner is ranked fifth in victories among high school girls’ basketball coaches...

Swayze Waters: Gridiron For God’s Glory

By Robert Wilson Former Jackson Prep star kicker, Swayze Waters, had his biggest moment as a pro football player November 25 when he helped the Toronto Argonauts win the Grey Cup, the Canadian...

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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...