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Church among largest in Mid-South region. 

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Love begins at home.

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You can hear it in the upbeat sound of her voice and almost infectious, bubbly personality. Janie Walker has some good news to share and her audience is aimed at both young and old alike.

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Beginning in late July, Dewayne Williams with West End Ministries will begin his next series of "Breaking Down the Wall," aimed at tearing down the wall of separation between people of different faiths, color and nationalities.

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Dr. Bill Vail and his wife, Susan, were recently welcomed by First Baptist Church of Southaven with gifts of a shepherd’s staff and flowers, signifying the election of Vail as the seventh pastor of the church's growing and dynamic congregation.

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When you hear First Baptist Church of Horn Lake Lead Pastor Tim Trillet tell the story of how he came to the ministry, the song, “I Fought The Law”… and the Law won, comes to mind.

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To say Rev. Annette Ragsdale of Providence Presbyterian Church in Southaven is retired may be correct in official designation, but far off in that she may be as active now in leading the congregation than before retirement.

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This coming Sunday, Rising Sun Baptist pastor Dr. Charlie Reese will step into the pulpit and celebrate the congregation's 137th anniversary.

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Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. K.T. Robbins lives by the words of the Scriptures and the Lord Himself who said that "man shall not live by bread alone."

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It is a marriage of the “old” and the “new,” the traditional and the contemporary, and the prospects are exciting for a building that has likely seen more than its fair share of marriages, along with worship services, and in recent times even country gospel programs and other presentations o…

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There is an organization that has as its primary mission the ability to serve others in times of crisis need and are inviting others to help it live out the mission detailed in 1 Peter 4:10, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.”

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The new lead pastor of The Church of Lake Forest at 7180 Goodman Road West in Walls knows the sanctuary, halls and rooms of his new church home very well. Actually, it’s not really a new home for him, but rather a homecoming.

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Sharing a meal together and the common unity as Christian believers, pastors and lay leaders with area churches gathered recently at Hernando Underground cafe to promote the 1 Hernando Community Lenten Worship Services, with an emphasis on "unity."

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Trinity Baptist Church of Southaven Pastor Chad Everson likely believes divine providence joined with a helping hand from another local church to help his congregation move from almost closing its doors. Now, the church Everson leads is growing and serving the area around its new location.

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People in DeSoto County are becoming ever-increasingly aware that, in the midst of affluence, there remains segments of the county where hunger is a real fact of life.

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Over the past decade, women who have been abused have found a safe home in DeSoto County.

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As Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Pastor Rev. Adam Gordon was struggling with what to do with the next stage of life while completing a degree in religion from Drury University in Springfield, Mo., he was advised by a professor that, “With a religion degree you have two options. You c…

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Seekers of Christ who don’t feel comfortable in a traditional church location can now find that comfort in a new church home that has started in Southaven.

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It seems like Rev. Sam Burton of Southaven First United Methodist Church was just made to be a pastor.

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Two large North Mississippi churches, including one in Southaven, have voted to take the rare step of moving toward a departure from its church affiliation and go in a another direction.

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"Good grief" was a catch-phrase that the cartoon character Charlie Brown often uttered.

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Someone may be excused for mistaking Hope Chapel as a retail store along Midsouth Drive in Olive Branch, but Pastor Ryan Vanderford believes his storefront church offers something more eternal than a new dress or craft item.

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From being a lay pastor at a Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis to starting a new church in his home with just his wife and three children, Greg Dotson has seen Community of Believers, 7395 Stateline Road in Olive Branch, grow in just a few short years to a membership of over 200 and a reg…

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During nearly a lifetime of researching her own family roots, a Mid-South author has uncovered information that she believes lends background behind the name of one of DeSoto County’s leading communities of believers.

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Here's the wind up and the pitch — Jesus Christ is the answer for eternal hope and salvation.

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