Nicaraguan pastor visits FBC Eupora

His passion and his energy drew in the crowd at First Baptist Church of Eupora.

With the help of interpreter Shawn Moore, Pastor Miguel Mena served as the guest speaker at FBC Eupora this Sunday, sharing his passion for saving the lost and touching lives for Jesus Christ.

Mena is the pastor of the church in Nicaragua that the mission teams from FBC Eupora have worked with for the past two summers. Mena was visiting family in the United States and stopped by to pay a visit to meet the church family that has been such a big part of his ministry to the people of Nicaragua over the past two years.

“It was great to have Pastor Mena with us for the weekend,” said Rev. Travis Gray of FBC Eupora. “Although we speak different languages, his love for Jesus is still contagious.” Continue reading

FBC Eupora youth minister says his calling was gradual, but now a passion

img_1222The youth minister at First Baptist Church of Eupora said his “call to ministry” was “gradual, involving a lot of uncertainty and seeking the Lord’s will” above his own; however, for Cody Robertson, it is clear that God has plans for him to serve God through the church.

Robertson is from Richland and was raised in a Christian home. Upon entering the youth group at his home church, he quickly rose to be one of the leaders of the group, even though he was one of the youngest.

“My youth minister in some ways mentored me, always taking me with him to visit students or preparing for worship on Wednesday nights,” Robertson said. “We would talk a lot about ministry and what it is to be a minister, and how it is much more than just a job, but a calling. That is when the idea of ministry first sprouted for me, but I did not necessarily feel called by God, so I shrugged the thought away.” Continue reading

Ulmer helps put families back together again


It began as a pilot program, and for the past few years, Brenda Ulmer has helped numerous families “at the point of collapse” get back on stable footing.

Ulmer, of Mathiston, is a member of First Baptist Church of Eupora. A few years ago, she was looking for a retirement career that would allow her a change of pace. One Mother’s Day, Rev. Doyle Cummings spoke about The Baptist Children’s Village as part of their annual fund drive, and Ulmer felt lead to contact the organization to see if there was a need she could fill.

Children’s Village staff was in the process of developing a program to help the families of the children in their care, with the hopes of reuniting some of the children with their parents.

Ulmer became involved with the pilot program that has developed into the Dorcas In-Home Family Support Program of the Mississippi Baptist Children’s Village. Continue reading

FBC Eupora to host special services for Good Friday, Easter Sunday

easter-dayWhat a wonderful weekend to join First Baptist Church of Eupora for a variety of events that will celebrate that “Jesus is Alive!”

“It is our prayer that He (Jesus) lives in you,” said Rev. Travis Gray of First Baptist Church of Eupora. “If you do not know Jesus personally, we would love to share with you how you can.”

Weekend events begin with the Good Friday Service, set for noon March 25 in the church sanctuary. The community is invited to come and focus on the passion of the cross in preparation for the joy of the resurrection.

The Easter Sunday events begin at 7:30 a.m. with Sunrise Service on the front lawn (weather permitting), followed by Easter Fellowship Breakfast in the Family Life Center at 8:15 a.m. and Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sunday. Continue reading

Lenten Lunch Series begins at First UMC Eupora

20160217_123629 Rev. Travis Gray kicked off the Lenten Lunch Series today at First United Methodist Church of Eupora with a “Message from the Cross” about justification. The series continues at noon each Wednesday during Lent to hear various speakers from throughout the area share “A Message from the Cross” and have a soup and sandwich lunch for a donation to the FUMC Eupora “We Care” local mission fund.

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