168 Colonial Drive, Jackson, MS 39204


Welcome to Alta Woods Baptist Church

Welcome to Alta Woods Baptist Church



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September is State Mission Offering Month

Margaret Lackey Offering for State Missions - State Goal $2,100,000

Our offerings give additional financial support in various areas of need, where the state mission budget sometimes falls short of the actual needs.   Ask God what He would have you give this month.

Here are some of the areas...

Mission Volunteers assists mission volunteers from our various churches who travel in North America or internationally as long as funds last.

Central Hills Retreat Center in Kosciusko is involved in encouraging and discipling young Christians in missions.

Camp Garaywa and Conference Center provided missional training and inspiration for more than 7,800 people last year.

Community Ministry supports  associational districts in evangelism ministries for local communities.

Church Multiplication supports churches and groups of Baptists in starting churches all over Mississippi.

Criminal Justice Ministry helps carry the gospel to jails and prisons across Mississippi, leading Bible classes and providing materials.

Disaster Relief workers are trained to minister to victims of disasters, cook mass meals, clean out flooded houses, and clear debris and trees.

Language/Deaf Ministry involves training for sharing the gospel with non-hearing and non-English speaking communities.

Cross Cultural Evangelism provides support for witnessing to those of different ethnicities and those below the poverty line, crossing racial and language barriers.

CWJC/CMJC supports programs that assist young men and women in completing their high school education, earning diplomas and going on to college and getting good jobs.

Collegiate Outreach obviously provides additional assistance to our Baptist Student organizations on our Higher Education campuses as they reach out to college students with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Port Ministry offers a Christian witness and hospitality to the seamen and women who come to Pascagoula and Gulfport from all over the world. 


Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Margo Hemphill, guest speaker

All Ladies of Alta Woods are invited.

Special Prayer meeting for ladies.  You are asked to bring a mug with a prayer request.  Come and bring a friend.

Muffins and beverage will be provided.

No fee/no sign up

Mississippi College Scholarship Fund


With the latest contribution in May 2019 of $30,000 to the AWBC Christian Studies Scholarship Fund, the book value total stands at $61,250.

Mississippi College’s Christian Studies students will become eligible next year  to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Alta Woods Baptist Church. 

The Jackson church’s first award going to a Mississippi College student will be in Fall 2019. 

Church deacons and other leaders agreed in October to offer the annual scholarship at Baptist-affiliated MC.

Established 70 years ago, Alta Woods Baptist Church seeks to reach people for Christ in a variety of ways.

Its diverse missions extend to the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, the women’s prison ministry, Operation Christmas Child and the Port Ministry in New Orleans, to name a few.

The church at 168 Colonial Drive already has strong connections to Mississippi College, just a few miles away in Clinton.

Burn Page, who chairs MC’s Christian Studies Department, serves as the church’s pastor. He worked as the church’s interim pastor for five years prior to that. At Mississippi College, Page also serves as the director of the Institute for Christian Leadership based at Provine Chapel.

Page and MC Vice President for Advancement Bill Townsend recently joined church deacons, including acting chair Shellie Bailey, to make the scholarship announcement.

Applicants for the $1,000 award would be any MC student in Christian Studies, Page said. His department supports other student scholarships at the Christian university.

Over the past 20 years, Alta Woods Baptist Church has seen its membership dwindle on its spacious south Jackson campus. Members either passed away or moved to other nearby metro Jackson communities.

A 1,200-seat sanctuary at the Baptist church was no longer being fully utilized. For many years, families and members of all ages used to fill the church’s Sunday School rooms and sanctuary each week. Today, Alta Woods Baptist has about 70 members.

In June 2016, Alta Woods Baptist Church leaders began a partnership with Jackson’s New Jerusalem Baptist Church pastored by Dr. Dwayne Pickett. It allows both Jackson churches to share campus facilities at a time when New Jerusalem Baptist Church needed more space.

As a result of the agreement, the Alta Woods congregation is teaming with New Jerusalem Baptist Church to further their common mission for the cause of Christ.

For details on the church’s new scholarship offered at MC, contact Burn Page at bpage@mc.edu or call 601-925-3292.

Church deacons and other leaders agreed in October to offer the annual scholarship at Miss. College.
Church deacons and other leaders agreed in October to offer the annual scholarship at Miss. College.

In Appreciation


Several months ago now, Cindy Hamil, daughter of Billy and Peggy Roberts, put a fresh face on our Alta Woods Website.  We think it is really nice.  Thank you, Cindy, for a beautiful job!