The purpose of First Baptist Church of Mantachie, Mississippi is the advancement of the kingdom of Jesus Christ. It seeks to attain this goal through the public worship of God, the preaching of the Gospel, consistent Christian living by its members, personal evangelism, missionary endeavor, and Christian education.
Senior Pastor, Dr. John M. Adams
Dr. John M. Adams, Jr., is a native of Mississippi. He was born in Canton. He and his wife, Darla Kaye, have two children and one grandchild.
Adams received his high school diploma in 1968 from Benton High School, Benton, Mississippi; his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1975 from Southeastern College, Laurel, Mississippi; The Master of Divinity Degree from Luther Rice Seminary, Jacksonville, Florida in 1978 and the Doctor of Ministry Degree in 1980 from Luther Rice Seminary. Adams received the Master of Education Degree from the College of Education, Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in 1983. He received national certification in History at Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, AR in 1987.
Adams became a Christian in 1969 and surrendered to the ministry in 1970. He has served as Senior Pastor in churches of Mississippi, Texas, Colorado, and Arkansas. Dr. Adams presently serves as Executive Director of the Moral Action of Mississippi and the national organization, Moral Action of BMA. He has served as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church since 2000.
Church Secretary - Mrs. Lynne Stewart
Awana Directors - Renae Starling and Lee Loden
Children's Worship Director - Elizabeth Johnson
Church Librarian - Betty Barnes
Custodian - Richey Hester