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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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  • Their small church building is almost as old as 96-year-old Palmetta Lott. She said she joined 'Mt. Zion MB' partway through her life but still remembers the early days of coming for Sunday service.

    FAITH IN FOCUS: 146th Anniversary for Puckett Church Founded by Freed Slaves

    FAITH IN FOCUS: 146th Anniversary for Puckett Church Founded by Freed Slaves

    Sunday, April 13 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-04-13 12:47:22 GMT
    Sunday morning we asked our viewers 'How many people at home are in their 80s? 90's? More than 100-years-old?Those are long lives but in this week's FAITH IN FOCUS we're reaching back - 146 years to be exact - at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in the Puckett area.Their small church building is almost as old as 96-year-old Palmetta Lott. She said she joined 'Mt. Zion MB' partway through her life but still remembers the early days of coming for Sunday service. "Two miles through the woods c...
    Sunday morning we asked our viewers 'How many people at home are in their 80s? 90's? More than 100-years-old?Those are long lives but in this week's FAITH IN FOCUS we're reaching back - 146 years to be exact - at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in the Puckett area.Their small church building is almost as old as 96-year-old Palmetta Lott. She said she joined 'Mt. Zion MB' partway through her life but still remembers the early days of coming for Sunday service. "Two miles through the woods c...
  • As the world watched as 95-year-old Billy Graham's health dipped last year, church and community leader in the Clinton/Jackson area were already working with Will.

    FAITH IN FOCUS: One-on-One with Will Graham During Clinton Celebration

    FAITH IN FOCUS: One-on-One with Will Graham During Clinton Celebration

    Sunday, April 6 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-04-06 12:45:37 GMT
    Imagine your grandfather is one of the most - if not the most - iconic evangelist in the world.Now imagine you decide that you also want to be a preacher.What would keep you from living off that established name? Or from getting cocky?For Will Graham, grandson of Evangelist Billy Graham, the answer is simple: it is his family who have kept him grounded and it is God's word that he's used for guidance.So how do these personal messages apply on a grand-scale with thousands of people visiting hi...
    Imagine your grandfather is one of the most - if not the most - iconic evangelist in the world.Now imagine you decide that you also want to be a preacher.What would keep you from living off that established name? Or from getting cocky?For Will Graham, grandson of Evangelist Billy Graham, the answer is simple: it is his family who have kept him grounded and it is God's word that he's used for guidance.So how do these personal messages apply on a grand-scale with thousands of people visiting hi...
  • Ty Garvey and the Breakthru Band played at the early afternoon event to a group of about 200 people. In the crowd sat 17-year-old Kaylyn Arnold. She was also there to deliver her testimony.

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Prayer Rally Welcomes Will Graham to Clinton

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Prayer Rally Welcomes Will Graham to Clinton

    Sunday, March 30 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-03-30 12:51:38 GMT
    This weekend Will Graham, grandson of iconic preacher Billy Graham, held a celebration on campus at Mississippi College including three large-scale gathering.But - this morning - let's pull-back just seven days as the community prepared for the visit with a prayer rally at A.E. Wood Coliseum.Ty Garvey and the Breakthru Band played at the early afternoon event to a group of about 200 people. In the crowd sat 17-year-old Kaylyn Arnold. She was also there to deliver her testimony."My heart would...
    This weekend Will Graham, grandson of iconic preacher Billy Graham, held a celebration on campus at Mississippi College including three large-scale gathering.But - this morning - let's pull-back just seven days as the community prepared for the visit with a prayer rally at A.E. Wood Coliseum.Ty Garvey and the Breakthru Band played at the early afternoon event to a group of about 200 people. In the crowd sat 17-year-old Kaylyn Arnold. She was also there to deliver her testimony."My heart would...
  • The first thing you might hear during your approach to the children's service room is the sound of coins rolling along their ridges and falling into the funnel shaped 'coin monster'

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Kid's Service at 'Southside' Means More Attention

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Kid's Service at 'Southside' Means More Attention

    Sunday, March 23 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-03-23 13:24:39 GMT
    Here's something you might remember from Sunday school - Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)The meaning? Values learned when you are young stay with you in life.In this week's FAITH IN FOCUS we head out to a Jackson church - Southside Assembly of God - which is really applying this idea.Click here to watch last week's FAITH IN FOCUS: 'Middleton AME Zion' Pushes Daily Scripture TextsThe first thing you might hear during your...
    Here's something you might remember from Sunday school - Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)The meaning? Values learned when you are young stay with you in life.In this week's FAITH IN FOCUS we head out to a Jackson church - Southside Assembly of God - which is really applying this idea.Click here to watch last week's FAITH IN FOCUS: 'Middleton AME Zion' Pushes Daily Scripture TextsThe first thing you might hear during your...
  • 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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