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From being a lay pastor at a Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis to starting a new church in his home with just his wife and three children, Greg Dotson has seen Community of Believers, 7395 Stateline Road in Olive Branch, grow in just a few short years to a membership of over 200 and a reg…

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During nearly a lifetime of researching her own family roots, a Mid-South author has uncovered information that she believes lends background behind the name of one of DeSoto County’s leading communities of believers.

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Vincent McCaskill says it was a “Damascus Road Experience” which has led him to go into ministry and be the founding pastor of By God Inspired Fellowship in what was a former motorcycle dealership location in Horn Lake.

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John Edmonds is involved in a battle as a warrior for winning the souls of men to a saving relationship with Christ and removing them from a life sentence of dependency. 

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To a Christian and those who celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Christmas holidays are a special time when friends and family gather around the hearth and celebrate God's gift to mankind.

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A couple stands underneath the clock tower on the north side of the historic DeSoto County Courthouse.

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A Southaven church plans to use Halloween weekend not to hand out candy and treats, but rather to provide a more meaningful and eternal message to youngsters, especially teenagers. 

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A ministry at a DeSoto County church that aims to uplift youngsters and people with special needs, along with their families, has thrived in that role over the past 15 years. 

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Getwell Road United Methodist Church Senior Pastor Bill Beavers admits he was called to the ministry at an early age, but he struggled mightily with accepting that call for years, instead establishing a farming operation and raising dairy cattle near his home in New Albany. 

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You may think there is little heavenly about the game of baseball, but for a ministry headed up by a Hernando native, a donation of gear from one of the top high school baseball programs in Mississippi to that ministry can certainly be called “Heaven sent.”

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In the Bible, Psalms 144:1 urges the nation of Israel to "Praise the Lord, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle."

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After making the turn at Pleasant Hill Road from his Byhalia home the past 11 years as pastor of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Rev. David Laird’s morning commute to his new ministry location is now to Goodman Road in Olive Branch, where he is the new associate pastor for Maples Memo…

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The pain of divorce and marital separation is sometimes described as being “worse than death,” because, as Hernando United Methodist Church Senior Pastor David Cox noted, “At least with death there is a burial. But the reminders continue after a divorce, especially when children are involved…

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Bringing people together by sitting down and breaking bread and having fellowship is the aim of the inaugural "1Hernando Community Music & Family festival this Saturday on the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church in Hernando.

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After three years of trying to go on a mission trip, but being denied for various reasons each time, Raymond Flores Jr., a Southaven alderman in addition to his work with Cougar Chemical Co. of Memphis, was looking forward to spending two weeks teaching and working with pastors and lay leade…

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The Scriptures speak of new wine being poured into new wineskins and the congregation of Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church is following the admonishment of the Disciple Mark.

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When Eastpoint Church lead pastor John Allen May looks at the Lewisburg area, he sees beyond the corn and other farm fields of what is becoming one of the more-populated areas of DeSoto County. 

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