But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto me in Jerulsalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8
Pearl River Baptist Association
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

Association Fall Meeting

 The Association Fall Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 5 at Steep Hollow Baptist Church, 2336 Hwy. 53, Poplarville. Our guest speaker will now be Rev. Shane Freeman, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Each church is entitled to four messengers for the first 50 members, and one additional messenger for each 50 members.  Example:  A church having 125 members is eligible for four (the first 50 members) + two (one for the additional 50 members and one for the 25 members) = six messengers.  You may also bring members as guests who would not be eligible to vote in the business session.  Please enlist your full slate of messengers and more to experience the Mission reports and great worship service.



Fall Adult Fishing Day

Fishing Day is scheduled for Thursday, October 15 beginning at 6:30 a.m., and will go until noon at the Association Lakes.  Come early and stake out your favorite spot - enjoy a biscuit/sausage/coffee – lake side.  We will be giving out prizes for the largest, smallest, and most fish caught.  Bring a sack lunch, the Association will provide the drinks. Y’all come!!





WMU:  Rita Bilbo

October is already here. Fall is in the air. My birthday is this month. I will see 69 this year. Every year I search my soul to see how I was a faithful disciple to my Lord. Each year I become more aware that I come up short in my ministry for my Savior. However, the Lord’s faithfulness is great to me. My God is faithful (Lamentations 3:22-23). God grows sweeter each day. It reminds me of the song, “The Longer I Serve Him, the Sweeter he Grows”. I do pledge to my Lord that I will be His disciple to whom I am to minister. My prayer is, “Lord, may the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, Lord my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalms 19:14). ‘Til the day I hear, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21), I will be a sermon in shoes for my Lord.

 God bless you, my brothers and sister in Christ. Rita

 P.S. My favorite flavor of cake is Carrot, just saying!

 Be sure to give to Margaret Lackey Mission Offering. These monies will stay in Mississippi to benefit our missions here in our state. God bless your offering. We will be having the Women’s Day of Prayer on Monday, November 2, at 10:30 a.m., at the Lee Conference Center. Come and pray with women all across our world as we raise our voices to God. We will be taking an offering.

Prayer changes things. I am praying each day at 3:00 p.m. for the Presidential Election on November 3rd. Please pray with me. “Pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17)







Even though the official date has passed, please take the time to do this important report. This is a historical document for your church. 

Feel free to contact me! I’m in the office Tuesday-Thursday   8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and on Friday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

prbapt@wildblue.net                 601.798.2372






2021 Bible Drills and Student/Youth Speaker Tournament

      Churches are encouraged to seek out leaders to begin planning for the 2021 Bible Drills and Speaker Tournament.  Materials are available from the MS Baptist Discipleship Training Department at no charge.  Associational Drills will take place at Central Baptist Church on April 11, 2:00 p.m. Children's Bible Drills are for Grades 4-6 and Student/Youth for Grades 7-12.  Bible Buddies is an introductory program for younger children Grades 1-3.  The purpose of Bible Drills is to help young people increase their knowledge of God's Word through scripture memorization, develop skills in using their  Bible, and apply the Bible to their lives.  The Association Student/Youth Speaker Tournament will be held on March 5,  4:00 p.m., at the Associational Office for youth in Grades 10-12.  For further information, contact the Associational Office, or Bible Drill Co-Leaders:

Lavonne Henley (601.798.2372) or Bro. Danny Johnson (601.798.5147).


Operation Christmas Child

It is almost time for those shoeboxes!! A Zoom meeting will be taking place on October 3. For more information, contact Cynthia Fitch at 985.855.2850. 




You are invited to

Central Baptist:

Fall Fest/Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 31, 2 – 4 PM

Central Baptist Church

20 Sones Chapel Rd., McNeill, MS 



Mowing/Weed Eating Groups Needed!

 Dates mowing/grounds care needed:

 October  16-17, 30-31

  Gas provided or refueled! Call us to participate!



October 2020

5         Association Fall Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Steep Hollow

11       World Hunger Day

15       Fall Adult Fishing Day; 6:30 a.m.-Noon; Association Lakes

27-28  MS Baptist Convention; FBC, Jackson (CANCELLED)


November 2020       

1           Daylights Saving Time Change  (Fall Back!)

2           Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer; 10:30 a.m.; LCC

2           Ministers’ Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. -Noon; Juniper Grove

26-27    Thanksgiving;  OFFICES CLOSED




From Carl’s Desk                                


      As a Saved, Redeemed, Transformed Believer in Jesus Christ, one can claim the following

I am :

  1.  A child of God  ( Romans 8:16)

  2.  Redeemed from the hand of the enemy ( Psalms 107:2)

  3.  Forgiven ( Colossians 1:13-14)

  4.  Saved by grace through faith ( Ephesians 2:8)

  5.  Justified ( Romans 5:1)

  6.  Sanctified ( 1 Corinthians 6:11)

  7.  A new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17)

  8.  Partaker of His Divine Nature (2 Peter 1:4)

  9.  Redeemed from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13)

10.  Delivered from the powers of darkness ( Colossians 1:13)

11.  Led by the Spirit of God ( Romans 8:14)

12.  A son of God ( Romans 8:14)

13.  Kept in safety wherever I go ( Psalms 91:11)

14.  Getting all My needs met by Jesus ( Philippians 4:19)

15.  Casting all my cares on Jesus ( 1 Peter 5:7)

16.  Strong in the Lord and in the power of His might ( Ephesians 6:10)

17.  Doing all things through Christ who strengthens me ( Philippians 4:13)

18.  An heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus ( Romans 8:17)

19.  Heir to the blessings of Abraham ( Galatians 3:13-14)

20.  Observing and doing the Lord’s Commandments ( Deuteronomy 28:12)

21.  Blessed coming in and blessed going out ( Deuteronomy 28:6)

22.  An heir of Eternal Life ( 1 John 5:11-12)

23.  Blessed with all spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3)

24.  Healed by His stripes ( 1 Peter 2:24)

25.  Exercising my authority of the enemy ( Luke 10:19)

26.  Above only and not beneath ( Deuteronomy 28:13)

27.  More than a conqueror ( Romans 8:37)

28.  Establishing God’s Word here on earth ( Matthew 16:19)

29. An overcomer by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony      

      ( Rev. 12:11)

30.  Daily overcoming the devil ( 1 John 4:4)

31.  Not moved by what I see ( 2 Corinthians 5:7)

32.  Walking by Faith and not by Sight ( 2 Corinthians 5:7)

33.  Casting down vain imaginations ( 2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

34.  Bringing every thought into captivity ( 2 Corinthians 10:5)

35.  Being transformed by renewing my mind ( Romans 12:1-2)

36.  A laborer together with God ( 1 Corinthians 3:9)

37.  The righteousness of God in Christ ( 2 Corinthians 5:21)

38.  An imitator of Jesus ( Ephesians 5:1)

39.  The Light of the World ( Matthew 5:14)

40. Blessing the Lord at all times and continually praising Him with my mouth

      ( Psalm 34:1)

                          ( list from Trinity Broadcasting Network- Prayer line)


What a great testimony to share to one who is lost!                                    Who is your one for 2020 and 21?

Serving Together in Christ,




















7451 Highway 43 North
Poplarville, MS 39470

Sunday, March 1 –
Wednesday, March 4

Services on Sunday will begin with Prayer at 9:15 a.m.
Sunday School – 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship – 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening service – 6 p.m.

Services will start at 6:30 p.m. each night
Monday – Wednesday evenings.

Bro. Todd Allen will be preaching and The Allen Family will lead the music.






Mowing/Weed Eating Needed! 


Thank You!!!


We so appreciate the churches that volunteered last year to help mow and weed eat here at the Association! The schedule is listed below, and if your church would care to volunteer, you can contact the Association office at this number: 601.798.2372  Thanks again!!!


April 3-4, 17-18; May 1-2, 15-16,29-30; June 12-13, 19-20; July 10-11, 24-25; Aug. 7-8, 21-22; Sept. 4-5, 18-19; Oct. 2-3, 16-17, 30-31




Organ For Sale

Flat Top Unity is selling their organ. If you, or your church, would be interested, please contact Cindy Mitchell at the following number: 601.569.3863








March 2020-Annie Armstrong Easter Offering


1-8 North American Missions (WMU Emphasis) Annie Armstrong Offering

2          Minister’s Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.-Noon; LCC

2   Church Safety for Minors Workshop; 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.; Temple BC; Hattiesburg

3               Men’s Ministry Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; FBC Poplarville


3   Church Safety for Minors Workshop; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; FBC Gulfport

8  Daylight Savings Time Begins (Spring Forward)

9  Senior Day Luncheon; 10:30 a.m.-Noon; LCC

10  Substance Abuse Prevention

27-28 VBS Kickoff Weekend; 7:00 p.m. (27th)-Noon (28th); Garaywa Camp, Clinton

30-31 Ministry Assistants’ Conf.; 8:30 a.m. (30th)-4:00 p.m. (31st); Garaywa, Clinton

31    VBS Training; 6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.; FBC Gulfport, Gulfport


April 2020

2 Association Spring Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Journey Fellowship

4 State Speakers’ Tournament; 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; FBC  Ridgeland, Ridgeland

6 Minister’s Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.; New Buffet City, Picayune


7    Church Security Seminar; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; FBC Biloxi


10 GOOD FRIDAY; Office Closed


12  EASTER (He is Risen, Indeed!)


13  WEDNESDAY, Assoc. Bible Drill; 6:30 p.m.; Central


18 State Bible Drill (Sat.); 10 am-1 pm; Hardy St. BC, Hattiesburg

22  State Preaching Conference; 8:30 am-2:00 pm;; William Carey Univ., Hattiesburg

23 Association Ministry Assistants’ Lunch; 11:00 a.m.; LCC

24-25 Son & Father Campout; 6:00 p.m.-Noon; Association Grounds

**Those bolded are new items to the calendars.


From Carl’s Desk                                 

        March 1-8, 2020 is the Week of Prayer for North American Missions.  This week is also the beginning of the 2020 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions.  The offering goal this year is $70 Million Dollars.  One hundred percent of the gifts given to the Annie Armstrong Easter offering are used to support Southern Baptist Missionaries serving in the USA, US Territories, and Canada.  The theme this year is:

        It’s All About the Gospel with 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 as focal scripture:

           “For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: That Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, That He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…”  1 Corinthians 15:3-4, CSB       

     North American Mission Board (NAMB) Missionaries are involved in planting churches dedicated to ensuring that those who hear the good news of Jesus Christ are firmly planted in the gospel and are bearing fruit.  Our NAMB Missionaries cannot do it alone. They need our prayers, support, and commitment. 


The Week of Prayer emphasis for 2020 presents six missionary couples to represent the work of more than 5,000 North American missionaries:

   Dave & Mary Elliff                                             Church Planters-      Seattle, Washington

  J.D. & Andreina Fasolino                                   Church Planters-           Toronto, Ontario

  Kirk & Karen Kirkland                                     Church Planters-            Cincinnati, Ohio

  Jonathan & Yesenia Santiago                            Church Planters-            Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

  Rob & Annabeth Wilton                                    Church Planters-            Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


  Mojic & Munkho Baldandorj                           Church Planters-      Denver, Colorado

Prayer Request from the Missionaries:

Elliff’s:       For hearts of people to be prepared for the gospel in Roosevelt Community.


Fasolino’s:  For Emmanuel Baptist Church to create community and family for those who are lonely and isolated.

Kirkland’s: For their plans to plant a third Church in Cincinnati.

Santiago’s: That God will open doors to share the gospel.  

Wilton’s:    For more church planting missionaries who feel called to Pittsburg.

Baldandorj’s: For true spiritual revival among Mongolians in Denver.                     


 Because You Give . . .

· $       5- Bus fare for travel in the local community

· $     25–Meal with an unreached person

· $     85- Subscriptions for training resources.

· $   100- Anniversary gift for a missionary couple

· $   300- Training and conferences for church planter’s wife

· $   500- Neighborhood outreach event

· $1,000- Emergency travel assistance for missionary family

· $1,200– Bibles, gospel tracts, and discipleship materials

· $1,400– Monthly worship facility rent 

These are only a few examples of the many ways your gifts train, resource, and support missionaries on the field throughout the U.S. 

Matthew 28: 19-20                                       Acts 1:8

 Serving Together In Christ,   



































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Operation Christmas Child
Debbie Eubanks was invited to go to Uganda in May to participate in shoe box distributions for Operation Christmas Child. She found it a very enlightening experience and would like to share over the summer on Sunday nights, Wednesday nights or during the week for any special groups that might be interested. She has pictures, short videos, and items to display. Debbie can be reached at 228-832-6237 or eubanksdj@bellsouth.net at anytime.