We equip local churches to make disciples in Mississippi and around the world.
Unifying and multiplying local churches
We are a network of over 2,000 different churches joining together to share the Gospel with our state and the world beyond. Whether you’re a leader, a church member, or brand new, we’re excited you’re here.
Helping leaders make disciples
Our work starts with training up faithful leaders who can in turn disciple their own churches to love and spread the Gospel.
We’re here to support your church: teaching, leading, programs, training, and prayer.
As a network, we connect you with church communities and leaders and keep you updated with news, events, and service opportunities.
Our ultimate goal is to spread the word of God, so we offer the volunteer opportunities, education, and tools to help you reach your community and the world.
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Join a network of local churches flourishing on mission.
Richard Curtis Sr. led a group of families from South Carolina to Mississippi, landing at the mouth of Cole’s Creek.
The Baptist settlers began the first Baptist church in the state at the home of Margaret Stampley, eventually called Salem Baptist Church.
Messengers from five Baptist churches met at Salem Baptist and organized the Mississippi Baptist Association.
The Mississippi Baptist Convention Board is led by three administrators.
Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Operations Officer
We come alongside the local church to reach their communities and the world for Christ.
A Message from Dr. Shawn Parker
“Our goal is to stoke the fire of faith lit by God in the hearts of faithful leaders, so they can do the same in their respective church settings. In the end, we want every person in Mississippi to hear the best news of all time, that Christ was resurrected from the dead and we can know God by grace through faith in Christ. Our mission field starts in the communities, towns, and cities across the state, but it extends to all the world.”
“Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.”
John 4:14 ESV
We believe that Jesus’ love is like a river, flowing and alive. Through his death on the cross, he offers nourishment and quenches the thirst of all who are looking to be full to the brim. This message is the reason we exist.