168 Colonial Drive, Jackson, MS 39204


Welcome to Alta Woods Baptist Church

Welcome to Alta Woods Baptist Church



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Polly Mitchell passed away early Friday morning

Memorial Service will be Saturday, June 29 at 2 PM at the chapel at St Catherine's.

Friends are welcome to attend. A time of visitation will follow the service.

"Take a Vet to Lunch" - June 30

Annual 4th of July event moved to Sunday

Every year around the 4th of July we have had a "Take a Vet to Lunch" day sponsored by our Senior Adult Ministry.  We treat all our veterans to a lunch and have a military veteran speak to us.  This year we have moved it from a Tuesday to a Sunday, June 30, following our special "God and Country" worship service.  Brig Gen(ret) John Little will speak in the morning worship service.  If you are a veteran or a family member of a veteran, we hope you will attend.

There is no meal charge for our veterans.  Reservations are necessary and must be made by Wednesday June 26.  Call the church office.

Mississippi College Scholarship Fund

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!