What is going on at Jackson First Baptist?

A lot!

Here is where you can find out:

WHAT is going on, WHERE we are ministering and HOW you can serve.

L.O.V.E.  Our City

November 19th  -  "V" Group

If you want to know more about L.O.V.E., ask your Small Group leader or contact us and let us share with you how we are reaching out to our community.

Wednesday Dinner Menu

Churchwide Thanksgiving Pot luck at 6:30 pm. Church will provide the meat.  Bring a side dish to share.  There's no cost for the meal.

K.I.D.S. on Mission

All children ages PreK - 5th Grade are invited to join us as we practice for our Christmas musical each Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room North located in the gym. Following practice, we have dinner.

After dinner we have

Mission Friends (PreK - K),

Girls in Action (1 - 5 grade girls)

Royal Ambassadors (1-5 grade boys).

This practice is part of our Wednesday afterschool program that also involves homework help and recreation.

If you would like more information on how your child can participate, just let us know.

Men's Breakfast & Bible Study

Being a man of GOD in today's world can be tough.  Join other men and be encouraged through weekly Bible Study. Breakfast is free and the fellowship is priceless.  We meet every Wednesday at 6:00 am in the Multi Purpose Room.


30th - Habakkuk 1:12 - 2:20


6th - Habakkuk 3: 1-16

13th - Habakkuk 3: 17-19

20th - Malachi 1

27th - Malachi 2


4th - Malachi 3

11th - Malachi 4

Local Ministry Opportunities


The next delivery from the Food Bank for our Hand N Hand Food Pantry will be December 2nd.  If you are available to help unload food about 11:30 am, it would be greatly appreciated!  Let us know if you can help!


The Food Pantry will be open 

Saturday, November 16th at 9:00 am.  

Please leave donations in the Fellowship Hall.


November 16th at 1:00 pm

Quarters and laundry supplies are needed.

Local Ministry Opportunity

Our teachers deserve a relaxing evening for themselves.  To facilitate this, Jackson First Baptist is hosting our first "Teacher's Night Out."  This is for teachers in our area that have children between Pre-K and 8th grade.   They are being invited to drop their children off at the gym while they take a date night or maybe get in a little Christmas shopping.

Here is how you can help.  If you have completed both the Darkness to Light training and your background check, then we need you to be in the gym on November 22, between 6:00 -10pm, then get ready for a fun night of playing with these children and students.  

If you are interested in serving locally, LET US KNOW!  We could not minister to our community like we do without your help.  Thank you for your willingness to bless others.

Some of our friends are like family and we are so thankful for them!  The Jackson Student Ministry will be once again celebrating "Friendsgiving" during this season of thankfulness.  

On November 19th, students in grades 6-12 will meet in the Fellowship Hall from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  Bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish and invite your friends for a holiday buffet, games and an opportunity to just hang out together. 

Couple's Retreat on November 22 - 23

Understanding how you are truly in Satan’s crosshairs and focusing on how your marriage can stand against the wiles of the devil is vitally important.  We will examine ourselves, our relationship with God, and our impact on those around us.  We will also spend this time building relationships with other couples through fellowship while enjoying the activity of shooting. 


Register Online Here


The cost is now $120 per couple.  

Dinner Friday night, then breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday will be provided.   

Also included are 9mm, 12ga, 20ga, .22cal, .308cal rounds and targets. 

If you choose not to participate in the recreation, the cost is $20 per person


The retreat will begin at 6:00 pm Friday, November 22nd and end at 6:00 pm on Saturday. We are encouraging couples to bring a tent and camp out on the farm Friday night. This will allow you more time for fellowship and in depth discussions around the fire. 

Jackson First Baptist is a collection center for Operation Christmas Child, and Collection Week is just around the corner.  Hundreds of shoeboxes pass through our doors on their way to children around the world.  Would you consider volunteering at the JFBC Gym to be a greeter, packer, record keeper or to be a transporter?  Email Mrs. Lisa for more information.

Collection Dates and Hours:

Nov 18   10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nov 19   10:00 am - 12:00 pm  &  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nov 20   10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nov 21   10:00 am - 12:00 pm  &  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nov 22   10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nov 23   10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nov 24   1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Community Thanksgiving Worship Service

We are thankful for our community and all the churches that minister there.  Sunday evening at 6:00 pm on November 24th, we take the time to worship together.  This annual Community Worship Service will be a great evening of praise, worship and fellowship as churches from our area come together in thanksgiving.  

There will be a combined choir, so if you are interested in singing that evening, you can get more information by contacting us here.

Immediately following the service, there will be a finger food fellowship in the gym.

Mom Monday

Whether it is a tradition that has been observed in your family for generations or you are creating new ones, traditions create a sense of anticipation and yet tie us to our past.  Come celebrate traditions as we eat, meet new friends and make an ornament for your tree.

December 2nd at 10:30 am

Multi-Purpose Room

Greater Things Banquet

The annual Greater Things Banquet will be held December 8th immediately following the 11:00 am worship service. 

You may RSVP online.

Jackson Christmas Parade

We are in search of designers, builders, coordinators, and participants for this year's Christmas on the Square.  More information from the city and county will be coming soon.  If you would like to be a part of our Christmas celebration in the community, just let us know!  

Student Ministry Christmas Fun

Are you ready for cooler weather!  Time to unpack those awesome Christmas sweaters and get ready to p-a-r-t-y in style.  On December 18th, the students (Grades 6-12) are having the annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party.

Be in the gym from 6:30pm - 8:00pm for great food and games.  The long anticipated $5 gas station gift exchange is happening that night also.  Next time you fill up the tank, look around and get a little high octane Christmas shopping done at the SAME time.

The person who wears the ugliest Christmas sweater will receive a grand prize that is too

awesome to publish on the internet.  See you there students!

Children's Christmas Musical

December 15th at 6:00 pm

In the Sanctuary

Join us as the children present their Christmas musical

"The Colors of Christmas"  

There will be a finger-food fellowship after the service.

Worship  Ministry

If you are interested in leading in our worship ministries, please contact Pastor Cary for an interview.  He would like to hear about your personal worship, your relationship with God, and about how God is leading your heart.   

Read more about the worship ministry here.

Reality:  The Journey From Bondage to Blessing

Beginning June 9th, we will start a new series entitled, "Reality:  The Journey From Bondage to Blessing."  

This in depth look at the book of Numbers will help us to understand the story of GOD's people as

they moved from bondage in Egypt to the blessings promised them long before.

Just like the children of Israel, we have been promised blessings.  In spite of

your pain

your sins

your trials

GOD is there to move you from your bondage to His blessings.

Visit our bookstore to order your copy of Reality.

2020 International Mission Trips

  • Malawi

    The next trip to Malawi is scheduled for November 2019.  If you are interested in sponsoring someone, just let us know.  Other upcoming Malawi dates are:

    Bible Training Center Teams:

    October 30th - November 13th

    January 2020 dates will be announced soon.

    Church Mission Trip:

    May 29th - June 12th, 2020

  • Romania

    More details concerning the ministry there will be coming soon.  If you are interested, see Pastor Cary or contact us here.

    May 4th - 15th, 2020 will be our Construction Mission Trip.

    July 17th - 31st will be the 2020 summer mission trip.

  • South Sudan

    The mission trip to the South Sudan is still being planned and will be announced soon.