Cox to serve Big Creek and Sturgis UMC as pastor


The new pastor at Sturgis & Big Creek UMC, Zac Cox is engaged to be married on July 8, 2017 to Melyndie McCreary.

Zac Cox, the new minister at Big Creek and Sturgis United Methodist Churches says he feels his ministry “is driven by a love for brothers and sisters in Christ.”

“I am doing this because I love everyone so much I want to help them live a life for Christ,” Cox said “I find it a great success to help people along their spiritual journey. I feel it’s our job to nurture youth and young adults to help equip them for the future. I preach and teach what God has me say or do. I believe it’s a Christian’s job to help minister to the saved and lost. We are all here to help each other along.” Continue reading

Crump family receives the Order of Dickson Award


Starkville District Superintendent Dr. Embra Jackson (left) and Executive Director for the Mississippi United Methodist Foundation, Inc., Rev. Mike Hicks present Alveria Crump with the Order of Dickson Award on behalf of her late husband, Rev. Bernard Crump. One of their daughters, Nerma Crump McCrary, was also on hand for the award ceremony. (Photo by Gwen Sisson)

The Order of Dickson award was given out of love for a man who served as a pastor in the Starkville area for over 20 years.

The family of the late Rev. Bernard Crump was presented with flowers and a plaque that replicates the plaque with Rev. Crump’s photo that will be placed on permanent display in the Mississippi Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church offices. Continue reading

Miss. UMC Bishop to preach in the Golden Triangle for Holy Week

bishop-publicity-photoHoly Week will begin and end with two opportunities for people throughout the Golden Triangle area to hear the preaching of  Bishop James Swanson of the Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Beginning with Palm Sunday, Bishop Swanson will speak at the 11 a.m. worship services March 29 at First Unity United Methodist Church in Weir. And on Easter Sunday, the Bishop will be speaking at the 8:45 and 11 a.m. services at Columbus’ First United Methodist Church. The public is invited to attend services at both churches. Continue reading