The Connect Center is on a mission to be a transformative hub in the heart of Canton. Our goal is to not only meet the pressing needs of our community but to share the Gospel at every opportunity. We offer English as a second language classes and valuable tutoring services, all while guiding those we serve toward our partner churches throughout Canton.

Caring Hands Clinic

Caring Hands Clinic at the Madison Care Center, Inc., is a nonprofit Christian ministry that provides free medical, dental, and pharmacy care to uninsured patients in Madison, MS and surrounding areas.
Liaison: Donna Ahlrich

Crisis Pregnancy Center Metro Area

The CPC Metro was founded as the Church’s response to the abortion crisis in Mississippi. We have been offering women alternatives to abortion through Christ-centered services since 1988. Our nonprofit organization is here to encourage and equip those facing pregnancy decisions in Hinds, Madison, and Rankin counties by offering real choices through our free professional medical and patient support services.

Crossroads Ministries

Crossroads Ministries is a place of refuge and restoration for women in need of help and guidance as they are getting their lives back together. These women often come from prison and have nowhere else to go. Some need a fresh start after a drug addiction or an abusive relationship. Every case is unique, and each woman is in a time of transition and healing.
Liaison: Kristi Horne

Hospice Ministries

Hospice Ministries is a 501c3 nonprofit, community-based hospice program providing compassionate care based on the patients’ priorities, needs, and values. Its supportive team eases pain and alleviates symptoms for the patient while providing comfort and understanding for families and caregivers. Hospice Ministries provides care regardless of ability to pay.
Liaison: Randy "Rip" Rippy

MadCAAP (Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty)

MadCAAP is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves over 2,200 client families living below the poverty level in Madison County, MS. They provide services through a food pantry, a clothing closet, a community garden, emergency assistance, educational programs, and housing repair programs.
Liaison: Leanne Sage

Our Daily Bread Ministries

Our Daily Bread Ministries (formerly Madison County Stewpot) has been serving the Canton/Madison County area by providing free meals since February 2002. They provide 60-80 noon meals five days a week for anyone who is of low income and hungry, including the elderly, homeless, and disabled. They also deliver 100 meals five days a week to homebound residents who are elderly and/or disabled. Our Daily Bread Ministries also gives out 200 baskets of food for Christmas dinner.
Liaison: Judy Hutchinson

Sunnybrook Children's Home

Sunnybrook Children’s Home is a benevolent home ministering to children in need of a loving, stable, and nurturing home environment. Biblical principles carefully guide their objectives in nurturing children. Sunnybrook Children’s Home specializes in love, which is the most vital element in a child’s life.
Liaison: Pat McDanielMadCAAP is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves over 2,200 client families living below the poverty level in Madison County, MS. They provide services through a food pantry, a clothing closet, a community garden, emergency assistance, educational programs, and housing repair programs.
Liaison: Leanne Sage

Madison County Prayer Walking Ministry

First Baptist Madison started a Prayer Walking Ministry about 12-14 years ago. This ministry is allowing us the opportunity to go into every school in Madison County and pray through the hallways as school is in session. This ministry takes place on the 2nd and 4th weeks of each month and it only takes about 30 minutes at a school. Teachers and students have begun to recognize our volunteers and form a bond. We need more volunteers every month.
Liaison: Cliff Smith

Iglesia De Dios Manantial De Vida

Building Bridges of Faith: Our Partnership with Church of God Manantial de Vida
Our journey of faith extends far beyond our local community. First Baptist Madison has been blessed with the opportunity to partner with Church of God Manantial de Vida, a vibrant Spanish-speaking congregation in Madison County. This partnership, forged in the spirit of unity and love, seeks to bring the light of Christ to our Spanish-speaking neighbors.
Who We Are:Church of God Manantial de Vida is a welcoming Christian community in Canton, Mississippi, committed to the transformative power of the Gospel. Our mission is to connect with individuals, inspire spiritual growth, and share the teachings of Christ.
Our Vision:We aspire to be a beacon of hope and faith in Canton, spreading the timeless message of salvation through Jesus Christ. Our focus is on understanding the Bible, following in the footsteps of Jesus, and nurturing a community that embodies His love.
Get Involved:Interested in joining this inspiring journey of faith? Contact our Missions Office to learn how you can contribute to our ESL (English as a Second Language) Ministry at Church of God Manantial de Vida. Your involvement can make a profound impact on our local community, strengthening the bonds of faith and fellowship.

Mission Partners

Women's Missionary Union

Women's Missionary Union (WMU) is a vital part of our Women's Ministry, with a focus on missions leadership. Our purpose is to involve the church family in missions, aligning with the Bible's imperative. WMU at First Baptist Madison offers mission-focused organizations for all ages, emphasizing education, giving, prayer, ministry, and witnessing. Our mission is to live biblically, sacrifice our time and resources, and serve locally and globally. Our objectives are to pray for missions, engage in mission activities, learn about missions, support missions, grow spiritually in a missions lifestyle, and actively participate in church and denominational work.

Disaster Relief Ministry

FBC Madison partners with the Mississippi Baptist Convention to send disaster relief teams after environmental disasters. By serving communities who have experienced hardship, our Disaster Relief Ministry has a wonderful opportunity to love and share the Gospel with people who need hope.

Helping Hands Ministry

Helping Hands Ministry is focused on meeting the needs of those in our church and in our community. This ministry often deals with individuals and addresses their specific needs. Helping Hands Ministry provides opportunities to serve those in need and ultimately share the Gospel with them.

Mission Groups

Carlisle Group

The Carlisle Group is named for previous FBC Madison church members who went out and served as missionaries. This group usually meets in the morning on the fourth Thursday of each month at different locations. The focus of this group is to serve the community through local missions. Some of these mission opportunities include: visits to nursing homes and ICU waiting rooms, Bingo at The Bond House, Dinner with the ladies at Crossroads, and other service opportunities at MadCAAP and Our Daily Bread.

Hall Group

The Hall Group meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the FBCM Community Room. Monthly projects have included the Home Place, Ronald McDonald House, MadCAAP, The Mustard Seed, Cross Roads Ministry, and Baptist Hospital waiting rooms.

Tidwell Group

This group is named for Patti Rone Tidwell who grew up in FBCM and meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 10:00am in the Community Room. We pray for the needs of the Tidwell Family through the month. Mission Mosaic is our resource at the meetings. Members participate in local mission projects.

Church Plants

Highland Colony Baptist Church

Highland Colony Baptist Church was planted by a small group of FBC Madison members in 1994. This group was called in December of 1993 and began meeting in January of 1994 in St. Andrews School. At the end of 1994, plans for a permanent location were put in place, and one year later, the church met in their new building. Throughout the years, Highland Colony Baptist Church has grown, and they continue in their effort to fulfill the Great Commission by growing in faith and making disciples.>

Redemption Church

In 2017, God worked in the hearts of leaders at FBC Madison and set them in the direction of planting another church. This church plant would reach into areas of population growth in Madison County that were not being engaged by FBC Madison. By God's sovereignty, Steve and Kristen Gee were called by God to move themselves and their three children from Vancouver to lead this church plant. Redemption Church began meeting in January of 2020, and the church grows as they receive Biblical teaching and seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ.>