Corbitt to speak at FBC Eupora revival


Bro. Barry Corbett said church renewal and individual discipleship growth will be the focus of his messages during a week of revival at First Baptist Church of Eupora.

Corbett will be the guest speaker for revival services set for Sept. 17-20 at FBC Eupora. On Sunday night, services will begin at 6 p.m. and Monday – Wednesday, services will begin at 7 p.m. Friends and neighbors throughout the community are welcome to attend.

“I pray that there will be a fresh strong desire individually to walk with our Lord Jesus faithfully,” Corbett said. “I pray that the church will recommit themselves to the full work which our Lord Jesus outlined in His Great Commission. I pray that the lost will be challenged with the gospel.”

 Corbett asks the community to pray for him as he prepares for this special sermon series.

“I will be praying for FBC Eupora as God’s Spirit convicts and guides our time together,” Corbett said. “It is an honor to have this opportunity to preach His Word at the First Baptist Church of Eupora.”

Bro. Travis Gray said revival is always a special time in the life of the church.

“If we were where we are supposed to be, we wouldn’t need revival,” Gray said. “As we look at our Christian walk, most of us can see areas that we can make improvements in. Revival challenges us to do so.”

Gray said he is looking forward to have Corbett as the guest speaker for this year’s revival.

“He has been a good mentor and friend to many pastors over the years,” Gray said. “I have known Bro. Barry for my entire life and look forward to what God has to say to us through him.”

Corbett is currently serving as the lead pastor at First Baptist Church of Kosciusko.

“I count it an honor to be a pastor of our Lord’s church in Kosciusko,” Corbett said.

He loves the pastoral side of ministry and is truly passionate about seeing to the spiritual health and wellbeing of the entire church family.

Corbett was saved at the age of 11 at Riverview Baptist Church in Alexandria, La., and by the age of 16, he felt called to be a pastor. He surrendered to the gospel ministry at the age of 19 while a student at Mississippi College.

In 1974, Corbett was licensed by his home church, then ordained by Calvary Baptist Church in  Smithdale in 1979, where he served his first role as pastor.

He has also served as pastor at Pelahatchie Baptist Church in 1981; First Baptist Church in Poplarville in 1989 and First Baptist Church of Kosciusko since 1991.

Corbett received as bachelor’s in religion in 1977 from Mississippi College, then a Masters of Divinity in 1980 from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

In 1977, he married Denise Dunbar Corbett of Ridgeland, and they have two children, Patrick Corbett and Sarah Corbett Parrish; and four grandchildren: Martin, Barry, Beverly and Langston. 

In addition to serving as pastor, Corbett is very involved in the various ministries of FBC Kosciusko, such as Love Mission (a ministry to children in Kosciusko), Shepherd’s Touch (a medical mission) and the North American Mission Board’s (NAMB) Send Cities Partnership. He serves as a volunteer chaplain for Baptist Medical Center Attala County. Corbett also serves as a trustee for GuideStone’s Mission Dignity Program and for Mississippi College.


This story was featured in the Sept. 13, 2017 edition of The Webster Progress Times

A portion of this article was published in the Sept. 14, 2017 edition of the FBC Eupora newsletter at FBC Eupora 9-14-17

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