Meet Our Great Commission Partners:
Renovate Church is a new church in Cleveland, Mississippi. Renovate is excited to have the opportunity to serve their community. They believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and Renovate Church desires to make Him known in Cleveland.
For more information on Renovate Church, click here.
Andrew Hanna and his wife Mary Margaret moved to New Orleans in 2016 in order for Andrew to pursue a Masters of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. They joined Immanuel Community Church (Also one of our church partnerships) soon after and quickly grew to love New Orleans. After graduating seminary in 2018, Andrew coached basketball at Phillis Wheatley Community School and got further involved in the Tremé-Lafitte neighborhood.
As God began to stir up a desire in Andrew to plant a church in New Orleans, Immanuel Community Church affirmed that calling and gave him the opportunity to serve as a pastor. In 2021, Immanuel sent out the Hannas with a core group of members to plant Harvest Church in the Tremé-Lafitte neighborhood.
For more information about Harvest, click here.
Immanuel Community Church is a new church plant in the city of New Orleans. The core team who planted Immanuel Community church was assessed, affirmed, and sent out by Immanuel Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. In June of 2015, Immanuel Community Church began to meet on Sunday mornings in the Treme neighborhood. Currently, we are investing in this area of town through regular community events, Bible studies, mentoring in the schools, and coaching through the New Orleans Recreation Department. Immanuel Community Church is affiliated with the Immanuel Network of Immanuel Baptist Church and the Send Network of the Southern Baptist Convention.
For more information, click here.
E 3:20 Ministries
Junior Davis was called to preach out of FBC Louisville. After pastoring a church for a number of years, He and his wife (Margaret) felt the call to full-time mission work. Since accepting that calling Junior and Margaret have moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where they are sharing the love of Jesus with a group of people in desperate need of hope.
First Baptist Church Missionaries
First Baptist has been blessed to send out missionaries from our very on congregation. People who once sat in our pews each week have now uprooted their lives to be planted where God has called them to do his work. For safety reasons we are unable to disclose who these people are or where they are planted. However, you can join us in praying for them on a daily basis.
Other Ministries Funded through the Great Commission Fund:
Baptist Children's Village: (Water Valley & Independence)
The mission of The Baptist Children's Village as a Christ-centered ministry is to help children and their families fully understand and experience the healing ministry of Christ by meeting their daily needs and inspiring them to become Christian adults who are happy, healthy and mature. The Baptist Children's Village has been caring for Mississippi children since 1897 and has grown to a 7-campus, statewide ministry, providing the best possible residential care for about 300 children every year. Because the needs of children and their families have changed drastically since those early days, we continually evaluate this ministry to meet these ever-changing needs, always maintaining the primary focus of our founding father--to show Christ's love to children and families. The Baptist Children's Village is the official child care agency of The Mississippi Baptist Convention. Our Headquarters are located in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
For more information about the Baptist Children's Village click here.
Backpacks of Hope
Back Packs of Hope is a ministry that started right out of First Baptist Church Louisville. Each week of the school year, bags are packed with snack foods for the weekend. These bags are then distributed to children throughout the county that are in need of these bags. These bags contain: assorted crackers, fruit snacks, pudding cups, pop tarts, potted meats, etc... These items can be donated throughout the year to assist in this ministry. This ministry is now ran out of First Methodist Church, but will always have a special place in our heart.
Located directly across the street, Christian Friends provides clothes and other goods to those in need. Even if you cannot give financially to this origination you can still donate clothes, shoes, and other items to help support their ministry.
Starkville Pregnancy Care Center
Starkville Pregnancy Care Center supports women who are or might be unexpectedly pregnant in their journey by offering services completely free of charge. The center is committed to providing the information and care needed to assist others in making the most empowering decision possible.
For more information, click here.
Lake Forest Ranch
We exist to minister to the body of Christ by nurturing the saints and reaching out to those who don't know Christ. We offer Christ-centered camps and retreats that are biblically sound and relationally strong, providing godly leadership for age sensitive programming in a fun-filled environment.
In keeping with this mission, during off-season dates, our facilities are exclusively available for use by church groups and other parachurch ministries for spiritual retreats.
In 1950, Charles and Bonnie Barge of Macon, Mississippi began an interdenominational Christian camp ministry in the midst of a 50,000 acre pine forest in rural Noxubee County. For over 50 years, Lake Forest Ranch has been providing Christian camps and retreats in a pristine environment that is among the most beautiful settings in the Southeast. Because of its interdenominational status and remote location, many church and ministry leaders have only recently become acquainted with this valuable resource.
The purpose of Lake Forest Ranch is to support the Body of Christ by offering Christ-centered camps and retreats that are biblically sound, relationally strong, and spiritually nurturing. We provide godly leadership for age-sensitive programming in a fun-filled environment.
For more information, click here.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FCA is where Faith meets sports. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes seeks to unite two passions, faith and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA has been on one mission for over 60 years now.
For more information click here.
East Central Community College BSU
Nestled in the small town of Decatur, the BSU of East Central Community College desires to equip college student to make a difference on campus and around the world.
General Missions: North American & Local
Our General Missions portion of our Great Commission Fund is designed to provide help for church members who may want to take a short term mission trip. These funds can also be used to sponsor new ministries, as we develop new partnership and relationships.
There are times in life when people need a helping hand up. Our local benevolence fund allows us the ability to come alongside people during the toughest times of their lives.
Abundant Life Community Thanksgiving Meal
Salt & Light Prison Ministry
Operation Christmas Child
*Annie Armstrong, Lottie Moon, & Margaret Lackey offerings are designated and separated from the Great Commission Fund.
For more information about any of our Great Commission partners, please contact the church office.