William H. Perkins, Jr.

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Mississippi Baptists say goodbye to Futral

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- Messengers to the 184th annual meeting of the Mississippi Baptist Convention (MBC) Oct. 29-30 at First Baptist Church in Jackson elected officers for the coming year, approved the 2020 Cooperative Program budget and bade farewell to Jim Futral, who is retiring from the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board (MBCB) after 21 years as executive director-treasurer. Futral, the son, brother, and father of ministers, is a graduate of Baptist-affiliated Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was recognized for his 21 years of service to the convention board and his decades of pastoring in Mississippi and Texas prior to that.

Miss. Baptists unanimous on 2018 budget of $31.4M

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- Messengers unanimously approved a 2018 Mississippi Cooperative Program budget of $31,404,110 at the 182nd annual meeting of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at First Baptist Church in Jackson. The 2018 budget is .08 percent higher than the 2017 budget of $31,378,417. Southern Baptist Convention causes will continue to receive 37.5 percent of the total CP budget. SBC causes and the amounts to be disbursed in 2018 with a .08 increase are:

FIRST-PERSON: How low can entertainment go? Too low, some companies now say

JACKSON, Miss. (BP)--There was a time when the American public was consistently treated to entertainment that was, well, entertaining.

God – Created in Our Image?

A reasonable person might well think that the phenomenal success of family-friendly network television shows and movies such as Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?, Touched By An Angel, Babe, and Toy Story would be a sign to the American entertainment industry that the people of this country are hungry for entertainment that doesn't insult […]