Ministry And Community


Pre-school Ministry is so important at West Jackson Baptist Church because young children learn more, grow more, and change more in the first five years of life than at any other time. At West Jackson we seek to provide a safe, happy, and secure environment where infants through Pre-K age children can experience God’s love for them as they learn and grow in the church community.

Weekly Activities:

  • Sunday child care during our 8:45a and 11:15a worship services
  • Sunday classes and bible teaching every Sunday at 10a
  • Wednesday Night “Mission Friends” during Fall and Spring semesters
  • Wednesday Night Preschool Choir (Pre-school I* & II – must be 4 years old by 8/15)
  • VBS each summer for children (age 4+)

Have Questions?
Contact Karen Crook, Children’s Ministry Assistant


We seek to help children in Kindergarten – 5th grades to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Gospel, and the plan that God has for their lives. Children today are exposed to more issues today than in the past. We are helping them develop the tools they will need to stand firm in Christ and begin to learn how to lead others to Him.

Weekly Activities:

  • Sunday morning small groups every week at 10am
  • Wednesday Night activities during Fall and Spring semesters
  • Wednesday Night Children’s Choir (Music Makers I & II, Young Musicians)
  • Summer camp and VBS for children ages 4 through 5th grade

Have Questions?
Contact Karen Crook, Children’s Ministry Assistant


Our West Jackson student ministry focuses on discipling and building community among students in Junior and Senior High from Jackson schools  and the surrounding areas. We have an incredible team of staff, interns, and volunteers ready to pour into your student and help them understand and experience life with Christ together.

Weekly Activities:

  • Sunday morning teaching and small groups at 10am
  • Wednesday Night activities for Junior and Senior High
  • Wednesday Night Orchestra
  • Sunday Night Student Choir (Grades 6-12)
  • Discipleship groups (WalkGroups) of students meet in Jackson each week
  • Jr. High and Sr. High summer camp

Have Questions?
Contact Joe Ball, Student Pastor


West Jackson offers community, discipleship, and activities for college students seeking a church home while they are in school. Our campus is located next to Union University and is close to other colleges in Jackson-Madison county including Jackson State Community College, Lane College, and Memphis University at Lambuth.

Weekly Activities:

  • Sunday morning class every week at 10am
  • Wednesday night activities during Fall and Spring semester
  • Passion Conference trip each year during Winter Break

Have Questions?
Contact Joe Ball, Student Pastor


Our Young Professionals ministry is for those who are recently graduated from college or simply in their early to mid 20s and beginning a career, grad school, or even a marriage. During this season of life and time of transition for many, we hope to provide encouragement, community, and opportunities to serve and participate in the mission of the church.

Weekly Activities:

  • Small Group meets each week at 6:30pm in homes (leaders Paul and Abby Helms, Tobey and Bethany Griffin) during the Fall and Spring semester.
  • Summer bible study and activities

Have Questions?
Contact Paul and Abby Helms


West Jackson men’s and women’s ministry provide opportunities for men and women to come together for fellowship throughout the year.

  • Women’s Ministry Coordinator – Christy Futrell
  • Men’s Ministry Coordinator – Wayne Moody

Have Questions?
Contact Lonnie Sanders, Adult Education Pastor


Our Senior Adult ministry provides opportunities for spiritual growth, fun, and fellowship, and learning ways to reach the lost and unchurched in our area.

Weekly Activities:

  • Sunday morning classes at 10a every week throughout the year
  • Golden Agers monthly meetings and lunches during the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Day trips and longer trips throughout the year

Have Questions?
Contact Ron Hale, Senior Adult Pastor


Whether you are an accomplished musician or a beginning singer, there are plenty of service opportunities in the music ministry of West Jackson. We invite you to join in the song through any of the following weekly activities:

  • Adult Choir rehearses on Wednesday nights and serves in the 8:45a worship service
  • Orchestra (rehearses on Wednesday nights and serves in the 8:45a worship service
  • Contemporary Worship Band rehearses on Wednesday nights and serves in the 11:15a worship service
  • Seasonal ensembles and annual mission trips
  • Choirs for Pre-K, children, and students
  • Orchestra for students (grades 6-12)

Have Questions?
Contact Ricky Clark, Music Ministry Pastor


Our recreation ministry serves West Jackson members and provides an opportunity for the entire community to come onto our church campus. Our facilities are maintained with excellence year-round and include the following:

  • The Courts @ West Jackson: Two workout rooms and a full gymnasium
  • The Fields @ West Jackson: Softball and Soccer fields, outdoor pavilion, and fire pit
  • Sports leagues for adults and youth
  • Summer All Star sports camps

Have Questions?
Contact Chuck Rhea, Courts and Recreation Director


At West Jackson, we want to help and encourage all of our members and guests to find opportunities to be on mission in Jackson, greater North America, and around the world. Some of our outreach opportunities include:

  • National and International mission trips for students, adults, and families each year
  • Local outreach including Hartland Apartment Ministry
  • Volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups serving Jackson-area organizations including RIFA, Birth Choice, Room in the Inn, and more

Have Questions?
Contact Alan Teel, Missions Pastor