Veronica Leach's Story

I used to think I knew a lot of things.

My mom told me a story one time—it was a word picture. She said that sometimes, our lives can be like a vase. They can be very pretty and ornamented, but if you were to shine a light into the top, through the hole, you wouldn’t be able to see the light...

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Veronica Leach
Fall Study

There is a book in the Bible called Hosea. It is a compelling love story. Here is the Cliff’s Notes version: a man named Hosea is commanded by God to marry Gomer who is a prostitute. Literally, God commands him to marry a prostitute. Naturally, she is not the most...

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Bobby D'Alessandro
ECHO Parenting Conference

Moms and dads, it’s that time again – the ECHO Parenting Conference is right around the corner, and you’ll want to make plans to attend with your families! For those of us who aren’t yet parents, no need to worry because there is something for every member of our FBC family...

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Courtney Dueitt
Lydia's Tailgate Kitchen

A favorite Edwards family tradition is tailgating at Mississippi State University. Nothing gives me more joy than riding on the trolley to Giles Hall and walking ever so slowly to our tailgate.  You get to smell the grills firing up, see who has the best decorations (maroon mums in a pumpkin are just my favorite), wave to local friends, catch up...

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Lydia Edwards
Charles Ray Hannah

Charles Ray Hannah has been on staff at FBC Starkville for ten years this December. He cleans the Warehouse and the Creative Learning Center, and he says that the church has grown so much since he’s been here. Neil Tullos, FBC’s Youth Pastor...

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Kathryn Entrekin
Edwards, you should be a chaplain!

"Edwards, you should be a chaplain!" It was a divine, life-altering moment on a rather ordinary summer day in 2011. Scott Edwards, traveling for work, left early for the airport, made his way through the TSA checkpoint, and waited for departure. Aside from his travel routine, however, Scott's day was not ordinary, and it would alter his...

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Bobby D'Alessandro
The Missionary House

Sometime in late 1979, Dr. Ray Lloyd, FBC’s pastor at the time, mentioned offhandedly that the church had a house that could serve as a missionary residence--it just needed fixing up.  Sandra Nash heard that word, caught that vision...

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Jay Reed
Let's Talk About Poverty

Developing nations endure it. All of human history has witnessed it. Political overtones deeply color it. But what is poverty exactly? And why does it exist? How close have you been to it really? It is increasingly easy and enjoyable to travel across the planet...

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Kathryn Entrekin
Communicating with Family

Growing up, I always had chores to do around the house, and as a young child, I was heavily supervised by my mom. As I got older, I was given more and more responsibility, and I embraced this until I was about eleven or twelve at which point I started staying home alone during the summer. At least once a week, my mom would say...

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Courtney Dueitt