Dr. Jim Futral

Dr. Futral’s pastoral and denominational experience is outstanding. He’s served as a pastor in Southern Baptist churches for 35 years, and is often affectionately referred to as “Mississippi’s Pastor.” During his tenure as Executive Director-Treasurer of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, a post he held from 1998 to 2020, he offered insightful leadership. That leadership…

Greg Beaty

Greg Beaty serves as the Associate Pastor for Worship & Senior Adults. He has served 6 churches across Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi as Worship Pastor over the past 27 years. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration (with an emphasis in Marketing) and a B.A. in Music, both degrees from Union University, and also a M.Min. degree…

Austin Hamilton

Austin Hamilton serves as Director of Student Ministry. He is a graduate of Blue Mountain College and has a M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Austin is married to Chelsea and they have one son, Jace.

Kyle Cook

Kyle Cook serves as Director of Childrens Ministry. He is a graduate of Blue Mountain College, and is currently working on an M.Div. at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Kyle is married to Macy, and they have an awesome dog named Izzy.

Janet Turner

Janet Turner serves as Office Manager. She is married to Michael, and they have two daughters, Jennifer and Mandy, and three grandsons: Taylor, Easton, and Christopher. Janet is a member of North Ripley Baptist Church, where she has served as church pianist for 35 years.

Randle Paseur

Randle Paseur serves as Director for Buildings and Grounds Maintenance, a role he’s held for 15 years. He is married to Kristy.