WJTV News Channel 12 - Faith In Focus

We will tell uplifting feature stories of faith with area pastors and their congregations. Who are they? How did their lives get to this point? What they are doing in the community to make it better? Why is it important to help others? Let us know if you want us to feature your church. Join Jacob Kittilstad every Sunday morning for “Faith in Focus” on WJTV News Channel 12 at 6AM.

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  • "I think part of it - the time - is really helping us to think through. We're starting at 10:37 a.m. to help us to remember what it says in Luke 10:37: 'To go and do likewise'," co-pastor Jason Abrams said.

    FAITH IN FOCUS: After Years of Prep, 'Common Ground' to open in West Jackson

    FAITH IN FOCUS: After Years of Prep, 'Common Ground' to open in West Jackson

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:24:20 GMT
    If you'd like to share your church community with the viewers of WJTV News Channel 12 contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.Let's start with this question: how hard is it to start a church? The answer - like to most questions - is 'it depends'.Depends on what?It depends on your goals/what kind of impact you want to make. Do you just want to put out some chairs and hope people show up? Or, do you develop a plan of action - one that could take years to fully form and ...
    If you'd like to share your church community with the viewers of WJTV News Channel 12 contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.Let's start with this question: how hard is it to start a church? The answer - like to most questions - is 'it depends'.Depends on what?It depends on your goals/what kind of impact you want to make. Do you just want to put out some chairs and hope people show up? Or, do you develop a plan of action - one that could take years to fully form and ...
  • Vera Finley and her husband, Willis, coordinate the marriage ministry at 'Relevant Empowerment'. They say, like every couple, they're still a work in progress...

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage Ministry Grows at Relevant Empowerment Church

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage Ministry Grows at Relevant Empowerment Church

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-08-24 12:23:47 GMT
    If you'd like the viewers of WJTV News Channel 12 to learn more about your church community contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-644-8839.For many people it's pretty easy to recognize the pastor in this week's FAITH IN FOCUS.It's Jackson's Mayor - Tony Yarber.Despite the new role in the city, almost every Sunday he still preaches at Relevant Empowerment Church.Though, politically, his rolodex is growing - this week he's emphasizing the importance of the people who are close...
    If you'd like the viewers of WJTV News Channel 12 to learn more about your church community contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-644-8839.For many people it's pretty easy to recognize the pastor in this week's FAITH IN FOCUS.It's Jackson's Mayor - Tony Yarber.Despite the new role in the city, almost every Sunday he still preaches at Relevant Empowerment Church.Though, politically, his rolodex is growing - this week he's emphasizing the importance of the people who are close...
  • It's happening at two Jackson/Madison area churches: North Ridge Church and Life Bridge Church.

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage Between Churches Planned to Form Vertical Church

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage Between Churches Planned to Form Vertical Church

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-17 12:38:39 GMT
    If you'd like the viewers of WJTV News Channel 12 to learn about your church community contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.Way more often you've probably heard about churches that have split.There are lots of different reason for that: maybe the church is too large or it's possible a conflict came-up between different groups within the congregation.It just happens.But the opposite - two groups merging for the sole reason of expanding their messages - that's much m...
    If you'd like the viewers of WJTV News Channel 12 to learn about your church community contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.Way more often you've probably heard about churches that have split.There are lots of different reason for that: maybe the church is too large or it's possible a conflict came-up between different groups within the congregation.It just happens.But the opposite - two groups merging for the sole reason of expanding their messages - that's much m...
  • But have you ever heard of indirect or secondary PTSD? That's when the people helping out (or close to the person with PTSD) start feeling the same symptoms.

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Tips to Avoid Secondary PTSD from Free Mission MB

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Tips to Avoid Secondary PTSD from Free Mission MB

    Sunday, August 10 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-08-10 12:41:31 GMT
    You've heard this term before: PTSD - that's post traumatic stress disorder.But have you ever heard of indirect or secondary PTSD? That's when the people helping out (or close to the person with PTSD) start feeling the same symptoms.For instance: a guidance counselor develops depression upon learning of a child's ongoing abuse or a police officer's spouse needs help after something happens on the street.So what about pastors and other members church leadership? How do they deal with the press...
    You've heard this term before: PTSD - that's post traumatic stress disorder.But have you ever heard of indirect or secondary PTSD? That's when the people helping out (or close to the person with PTSD) start feeling the same symptoms.For instance: a guidance counselor develops depression upon learning of a child's ongoing abuse or a police officer's spouse needs help after something happens on the street.So what about pastors and other members church leadership? How do they deal with the press...
  • FAITH IN FOCUS: Feast of Our Lady Guadelupe Inspires Dancing

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Feast of Our Lady Guadelupe Inspires Dancing

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Feast of Our Lady Guadelupe Inspires Dancing

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Feast of Our Lady Guadelupe Inspires Dancing
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