From The Pastor – June 2019
It is a joy to be the Pastor of Oakhurst Baptist Church. My family and I are delighted to be allowed to serve the Lord at OBC. To tell you a little bit about myself and my family, I am originally from Louisville, MS where I grew up in First Baptist Church. My wife, Robin, is from Marks, MS where she grew up in West Marks Baptist Church. I came to know the Lord at age 13 and Robin came to know the Lord at age 12. We both grew up in Christian homes and found each other in college. We were married in December of 2008 and have been serving in Churches together for over 12 years. In this time, the Lord has given us our 2 children, Kaitye Grace(8) and Whitten(4). Kaitye came to know the Lord just 2 years ago and we have seen her grow as a believer in Christ who loves the Lord with all her heart. We pray for Whitten and for his day of salvation every day.
Personally, I surrendered to ministry at age 18 and June 2019 marks 13 years of ministry for me. During our ministry, Robin and I graduated from Northwest MS Community College both earning an Associate’s Degree. While we were in South Mississippi, I graduated from William Carey University earning a Bachelor’s in Christian Ministry. Currently, I attend New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary just 2 semesters away from earning a Master’s in Pastoral Ministry.
Again, we are thrilled to be at Oakhurst. When we began praying for where the Lord desires us to be and the Church for me to Pastor, we never thought it would be OBC. However, we couldn’t be more blessed to be in Clarksdale. I believe with all my heart that the Lord is going to do great things at Oakhurst for many years to come and we want you to be a part of it. Since the inception of Oakhurst Baptist Church in 1953, our Church has had great ministry and impact in the community. We look to continue to do just that; to be the hands and feet of Jesus in Clarksdale, MS.
So, won’t you come join us this Sunday? There is no better place to be than God’s house and I would love to see you. May God bless you and we look forward to seeing you at Oakhurst Baptist Church.
For His Glory,
Mark Jackson – Pastor