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
Sunday, December 03, 2023
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

Executive Board Meeting

Sunday, July 10th at 2:30 p.m., LCC


An Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, July 10th, at 2:30 p.m. at the Lee Conference Center. The Executive Board consists of the Pastors and one elected representative from each church.  Please make an effort to attend so you can take part in the business of your Association. 



WMU - Rita Bilbo

I went to the voting precinct last Tuesday to cast my ballot in the election. The word that resonated in my head was Freedom. We in the USA can still voice our opinion and vote for the candidate we choose. We should never take our freedom for granted.

When I see the US flag flying, I am reminded of those men and women that have served and died for our Freedom. Several of my family members have served in the Armed Forces. My dad was only 17 years old when he joined to serve in World War II. I have a great nephew, and my granddaughter, Katie, who served, or are serving, in the United States Air Force. I am sure you probably can name several of your family members who served, or are serving, our country. Because of their service, we can proudly salute our flag. Thank you.

We have another Freedom that we can exercise each day, and that is our Freedom in Christ. We can live a life to give glory and praise to God. Let us fly His flag in the castle of our hearts. We serve a Risen Savior. And that, my brothers and sisters, is True Freedom (Romans 8:2).



 God Bless you, my brothers and sisters in Christ. Rita


Union Baptist Kindergarten and Academy

The Union Baptist Church School is now taking applications for teaching

positions for the 2022-2023 School Year. You may pick up an application at the Union Baptist Church Office.

There is still time to enroll your child between the ages of 3 years and 12th grade for the upcoming year.  If you would like more information, please call the UBA office at 601.799.2181, or the UBK office at 601.798.8999.


Goodyear BC Upward Soccer

Online registration begins July 1st https://registration.upward.org/UPW82263. To volunteer follow this link: https://registration.upward.org/UPW82263/volunteer. Follow our Facebook page Goodyear Baptist Church Sports Ministries for updates.



10:30 a.m. every 2nd & 4th Thursday. This is an on-going study. All are welcome, and lunch is served following. Current study is Dr. David Jeremiah’s 10-week “Is this the End?”, which looks at 10 major developments in America and the world that almost defied  imagination.


IMPACT Training-Sept. 8, 5:15-8:30 p.m. (dinner provided)

FBC Gulfport

This event is for pastors, and leaders of adults, youth, children, and preschool. The training is for lay leaders and church staff. The focus of the training will be disciple-making with emphasis on both reaching the lost and discipling the saved.

To register go to MBCB.org; click on events; locate this particular training; click open. Mark the form as needed, then be sure to click on the FBC Gulfport location.



ATTENTION ACP CONTACT PERSON:  The ACP (Annual Church Profile) is due Friday, September 9, 2022! If you need help with this in ANY way, do not hesitate to call, text, or e-mail me!! Linda Fay



Dates mowing/grounds care needed:

   July 22-23

Sept. 30– Oct. 1





July 8-9- Unity; Aug. 5-6- Rolling Hills; Aug. 19-20- Bethel



July 2022

4             Independence Day- OFFICES CLOSED

10           Executive Board Meeting; 2:30 p.m.; LCC

*12-15    SMACK (Summer Music & Arts Camp for Kids); 1 pm (12th)-8 pm (15th); William Carey, Hattiesburg (*Date Changed from MBCB Calendar)

11-15      Christian Leadership Institute; 4 p.m. (11th)- 1:00 p.m. (15th); Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain


August 2022

1             Minister’s Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.; FBC Carriere

3             Prayer Walk Schools/Teacher Appreciation: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. each campus

6             Son & Father Fishing Rodeo; 6:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Association Lakes


September 2022 - Margaret Lackey State Missions Offering Emphasis

5              Labor Day; Offices Closed

6              Men’s Ministry Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Corinth

8              Senior Adult Choir Festival; 10:30 - Noon; LCC

9              Synchrony; 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; (Preschool-College Ministry Training); Temple BC; Hattiesburg

12            Minister’s Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.; FBC Poplarville

22            See You at the Pole



July 2022

“Sit down, be quiet, and do not speak unless you are spoken to.” – That is not the way Pastor Arthur and the adult leaders at Shiloh Baptist Church are training their youth. “Let no one despise you because of your youth” (1Tim. 4:12); “What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also” (2 Tim. 2:2); and “May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace” (Psalm 144:12). Perhaps these are the scriptures that led the thoughts of Shiloh Baptist as they set their youth free to become leaders and disciple-makers in the church. For several years the Shiloh Baptist youth have been learning hands-on what it means to lead and disciple children as they have been taking charge of their summer kids camp. One week every summer at the Lee Conference Center, the youth are guiding the campers through Bible stories, songs, skits, and activities. This is one of the greatest tools of leadership development the church can invest in their students. They have three layers of disciples: adult chaperones, youth workers, and the kids. The adults are guiding and outlining the process, but the teens are working it out. They are learning teamwork, growing in relationship with one another, feeling out their individual spiritual gifts, stretching outside of their comfort zones, and learning to serve others. The kids are learning the Word of God, the example of   older brothers and sisters in Christ, and they are having a ball. 


 I hope to continue using The Pearl to highlight some of the amazing stories of our churches bringing glory to our King. So be ready to share your story with me as I make my way around our association of churches!


Let’s keep making disciple-making disciples, Bro. Tony



Let’s keep it simple  

Now that the SBC has at least started the process of addressing the sexual abuse issue, you may be wondering what the next hot button issue will be. It actually began stirring at the same convention, when Rick Warren and the Saddle Back Church were in threat of being expunged from membership in the SBC for having ordained three women as pastors. When allowed to speak to his position, his only semblance at a defense was to suggest a    difference between the office of pastor and what he considers to be a “spiritual gift of pastor.” This sparked some debate during the convention as to what really is the role of pastor. Hopefully this issue will be quickly dealt with in the ranks of our convention churches as Scripture is very clear when it comes to who can serve as a pastor. 


I believe the BF&M 2000 summarizes it best:  “A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized    believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes. In such a     congregation each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture. The New Testament speaks also of the church as the Body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages, believers from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation.”


Matthew 16:15-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-42,47; 5:11-14; 6:3-6; 13:1-3; 14:23,27; 15:1-30; 16:5; 20:28; Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 3:16; 5:4-5; 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:8-11,21; 5:22-32; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 2:9-14; 3:1-15; 4:14; Hebrews 11:39-40; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 2-3; 21:2-3.  









































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.