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April Haynes helps out with vacation Bible school at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Baldwyn, where her husband the Rev. David Haynes serves as head pastor.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal It’s often said behind every good man stands a good woman, and perhaps that’s particularly true for pastors. From a sounding board to Bible study leaders, the pastor’s spouse provides support in every way imaginable. “Lots of times it’s things that no one sees,” said Jessica Webb. Her husband, the […]

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Rev. Ellawee Washington, left, of the High Chapel CME Church in Shannon, and Rev. Bettye Clifton of the Trinity CME Church in Guntown, clap and dance to the choir Friday afternoon during the noon worship celebration of the annual North-East Mississippi CME conference at the BancorpSouth Arena.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Fresh off the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church’s General Conference in June, the denomination’s Fourth Episcopal District has come together this week in Tupelo. The district covers all of Mississippi and Louisiana. At the Tupelo conference, around 110 CME churches were represented. The Rev. Clementine Mays, pastor of Poplar […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – On the heels of last week’s 8 Days of Hope campaign come over 160 teenagers from across the South with the World Changers organization. Through Friday, the volunteers from eight churches in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri and Louisiana will work to revitalize substandard housing in Tupelo and Lee […]

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Father Lincoln Dall kneels in prayer as he reads from "The Way of the Cross" at St. James Catholic Church on a Friday afternoon.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – For Tupelo native Jerry Bristow, St. James Catholic Church is the place he has called home his whole life. By his account, he’s the oldest living member of the church, and one of the few older Catholics born in the area. “I’m content to live where life began,” […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – If Anita Chism’s story is any indication, maybe it’s true that if you want something done right, the best way is to do it yourself. The New Albany native spent two years crafting her own six-week Bible study that has now been picked up and is now […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – For the second year, Red Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church is making sure its youth are ready for the coming year and beyond with its summer reading camp. Throughout the week, 61 campers from kindergarten through 12th grade have engaged in activities, ventured on field trips and listened […]

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Salvation Army Majors Linda and Jeff Daniel reported for their first day of duty at the Army's north Mississippi branch on June 22. The Oklahoma natives are looking forward to getting to know and work with the community.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – On the heels of Major Sue Dorman’s departure, the Salvation Army of Northeast Mississippi has received a new pair of senior officers. Majors Jeff and Linda Daniel reported for duty on June 22, fresh from their previous assignment in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and said they are looking forward to […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – On Sunday, the Rev. Chad Grayson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Tupelo, will deliver his final sermon to his congregation before making the move to a new church home. Grayson has officially accepted the position of lead pastor at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri, after a […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Doug Spires likes it when his campers come in already knowing the music. Spires, minister of music at Calvary, is hosting the church’s sixth annual music camp this week. He’s a happy man, because all 60 campers – the largest group of campers they’ve ever had – came […]