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
Monday, May 23, 2022
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

**ATTENTION:  Bro. Larry Williamson, Gideon, has offered churches the opportunity to have Gideon testaments for any upcoming Youth, VBS, etc. events. Please contact him at either of these:  601-590-0771; or larryw.wilco@gmail.com




Association All Teams Meeting

If you are a member of the Association's Facilities/Operations,  Financial Planning, or Trustees Teams, we ask you to please be in attendance for a meeting on Thursday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. at the LCC.  


Adult Fishing Day

Adult Fishing Day is scheduled for Thurs., May 13 beginning at 6:00 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 the most fish caught.  Don’t forget your ice chest for your fish!! Bring a sack lunch, the Association will provide the drinks.



Association Bible Drills

Congratulations to all our Bible Drill participants!  There were six churches that participated this year:  Bethel, The Beginnings, Central, Union, Crane Creek, and    Roseland Park.  We had 4 in the Children’s Bible Drill, and 15 in the Student’s Bible Drill, with a total participation of 19.  Due to so many, we are unable to list them all.  However, we would like to recognize Ezra Cuevas from the Children’s Drill for his Perfect Drill!  Ezra has been in Bible Drill for one year and is a member of Crane Creek. Also scoring a Perfect Drill in the Children’s Division is Mayle Cuevas also from Crane Creek. Mayle  has been in Bible Drill for 2 years! We want to recognize the following Students for their Perfect Drills as well:  Ashlynn Goss-Union-6 years in   Bible Drills; Karly Smith-Crane Creek-7 years in Bible Drills, and Laci Beaver-The Beginnings Church-7 years in Bible Drills. Congratulations to Ashlynn Goss and      Alexandra Mask for a total of 9 years in Bible Drills!

 Thank you to Lavonne Henley and Danny Johnson for taking a lead in our Bible Drills.  Bro. Danny is retiring from Drills this year, so thank you so much for your years of   service! Thanks so very much to the following for giving their time to help:  Matty Jo Fox, Karen Myers, Carl Myers, Selena Kennedy, Hunter Williams, Lisa Goss, Anna Laura Davis, Sandra Burke, Lisa Goss, Ben Poolson, and Tara Poolson, and thank you, Bro. Kyle Jones and Central Baptist, for hosting the Bible Drills!





Have I been a Godly woman and mother? I question myself many times. Do I show the qualities of a Proverbs 31 woman? Am I trustworthy, wise, a hard worker, resourceful, a positive influence, a caregiver, faithful to God, a loving mother and wife . . .  Each Morning I spend devotion time studying God’s Word and praying to my Father God. Lord show me the woman of God that I need to be each day. I strive to be that Proverbs 31 woman. “Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised” (Proverbs 31:30). Happy Mother’s Day to you Proverbs 31 Mothers. You men and children give her the praise she deserves each day.  God Bless you. Rita

Thank you for giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for our North American Missionaries. God will bless your offerings.

We want to celebrate the graduates in May. One season of life is ending, but another season is beginning. Always know that God will be with you and direct your path (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Memorial Day is remembered in May. Let us honor our service men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our United States. We salute you and thank you. God Bless America. Have a great month.                                                                                                                                                                          Go be a sermon in shoes. Rita




Dr. Tony Inmon and his wife, Denita, are looking for a house to rent., preferably a 3-bedroom.  Please  contact the Association  office if you have or know somewhere! Thanks!

601-798-2372 or prbapta@gmail.com


Church Financial Training at Camp Garaywa

May 20-21; Speaker Johnny Rakestraw                                                                                                                                                                                              To register go to www.tinyurl.com/3ju7ms6 or                                                                                                                                                                                  contact the Stewardship/Prayer Ministry by contacting lleavell@mbcb.org 


Open Enrollment

Union Baptist Academy: 1st-12th Grades  Mrs. Kerry Cortez, Director:  601-799-2181

Union Baptist Kindergarten:  3 Years Old, K-4, and K-5 Classes                         

Ms. Herman, Director:  601-798-8999

Open Enrollment begins today!  Call for an appointment to tour the school!

Currently looking for teachers and substitutes!


 VBS TIME-Churches!!!

Please e-mail, call, or (those who know my number) text me your  upcoming

VBS information!

Church, Dates, Times, 

If Transportation Available, Theme, and Ages, please!!!



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



 Our offices will be closed Monday, May 30th in Remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.



Dates mowing/grounds care needed:

  April 30-May 1; May 14-15, 28-29;

June 11-12, 25-26;    July 9-10, 23-24;

Aug. 6-7;  Sept. 3-4, 17-18;

Oct. 1-2, 15-16, 29-30





May 2022  - Edwina Robinson Special Day Offering Emphasis (WMU)

5                National Day of Prayer

5                All Teams Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; LCC

8                Mothers’ Day/Baptist Children’s Village Special Day Offering

8-14           Christian Home Week

12               Adult Fishing Day; 6:00 a.m.-Noon; Association Lakes

17               State Senior Adult Retreat; 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Fairview, Columbus

20-21          Church Financial Leaders Training; 4:00 p.m. (20th)-1:30 p.m. (21s5).; Camp Garaywa  (More information in next Pearl)

30                Memorial Day; Offices Closed


 June 2022

7                Men’s Ministry Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; West Union

9                Financial Audit; 9:00 a.m.; Association Office

19              Father’s Day/Baptist Men’s Day


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


Pearl Article 

What Makes the Church Great?

               Since I have retired, I have been blessed to be able to preach in several of the churches in our Association. God has also given me the honor of serving as Interim AMD.

                  First, let me bring you up-to-date on the search for a new AMD. Now we need to understand this, Carl cannot be replaced, but God does have a man to serve the Pearl River Baptist Association. Now don’t expect him to be a Carl, rather expect him to be the man God has called to serve and lead the Pearl River Baptist Association as we go forward into the next great era of our history. We have been blessed by the great leaders in the past:  Marvin Lee, Ken Rhodes, and Carl Myers, and I look forward to placing another name to this list.                                                                                                                                                  

                The Facilities and Operations Team, serving as a search committee, has been diligent, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, seeking out the man God has for us As a result, they have presented Bro. Tony Inmon to the Association as our new AMD. I am anxiously awaiting to meet our new AMD and pledge to him my support as we go forward.

As I have preached around the county, one thing has become glaringly apparent:  we need Revival! It’s time for our churches to quit making excuses and come back to our first love:  “Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:   And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.” Revelation 2:1-4 (KJV)

What makes a church great? Is it people, pastor, programs, or purpose? I think there is one word that can be used to describe what makes a church great– PRINCIPLES!

1.  Single-mindedness:  “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”  John 12:32 (KJV)

A great church will do all it does to the glory of Jesus Christ! Jesus said, “Just lift me up and I will draw men to me!”

2.  Bible Preaching

Preaching God’s Word in the power of the Holy Spirit.

As the Scripture says, “For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” Romans 10:11-15 (KJV)

“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.” 2 Timothy 4:2 (KJV)

3. Vision:  God’s people must possess a strong sense of doing big things for God. Any vision we have must be born out of an urgency to reach the lost for Christ.

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)

A church which grows must first intend to grow.

It is easier for a church to die than it is for that church grow. No church will grow until it desires, plans, and intends to grow.

Mark Douglas outlined his simple formula for growing a church:  set a goal, get a plan, and go to work. He then added a fourth point to his formula– don’t be discouraged by anything or anybody.

4. Spiritual Strengths

God’s power is born out of a spirit-filled relationship with Jesus Christ. Those who have the greatest trust in the Lord have the greatest results.

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the          Spirit;” Ephesians 5:18 (KJV)

What makes a church great?


Bible Preaching


Spiritual Strength

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” I Corinthians 15:58             

Serving Him,

Bro. Billy Galloway, Interim AMD






































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.