Fayette in Jefferson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Mississippi- Fertile Ground for Leadership Development
Mississippi has proven over the years to be fertile ground for seeds of faith planted by the state's early Baptists. From those seeds have sprung numerous state, national and international leaders. Among those leaders:
Margaret McRae Lackey (1858-1948)
Born in Copiah County. First paid Leader of MS WMU, 1912. Writer of poetry. Author of many books on women's missions and mission studies. Graduated Central Female Institute / Hillman College (now MS College) in Clinton. State Mission Offering named in her honor, 1935.
Edwina Robinson (1906-1990)
"Miss Ed." Born in Magee, MS. WMU 1933-1971, Exec. Secy. 1944-1971. Established Camp Garaywa in Clinton, 1947. Served on Exec. Comm. of Baptist World Alliance and North Am. Baptist Women's Union. Graduated Blue Mountain College. Initiated WMU Special Day Offering, 1951; named in her honor, 1972.
Marjean Patterson (1929-2006)
Born in Atlanta, GA. WMU 1957-98, Exec. Dir. 1971-98. Organized Baptist Nursing F'ship and Missionary F'ship. Outstanding Alumna, Southern Seminary. Who's Who among Women in the World. Authored history
Arthur Flake (1862-1952)
"Mr. Sunday School"
Lay leader Winona Baptist Church
Field Worker S.S. Bd. of SBC 1909
First Head S.S. Admin. Dept. 1920
Many leaflets, Mags and Books
Building a Standard S.S. - 5 Steps
1)Census to find people 2) Enlarge Organization 3)Train Workers 4) Provide a Place 5)Visit Prospects
James Sullivan (1910-2004)
Tylertown - MS Coll. Grad
Pastored in KY, MS, TN, TX
V.P. Baptist World Alliance
Pres. TN Bapt. Conv.; Pres.
So. Bapt. Conv. 1976
Pres. S.S. Board 1953-75
Voted "Clergyman of Century"
By MS. Bapt. Conv., 1985
Owen Cooper (1908-1986)
Yazoo City - Lay Businessman with Farm Bureau and MS Chemical
Chmn. MS Bapt. Ed. Comm
Bd. Member MS Bapt. Convention
Pres. So. Bapt. Conv.- Chmn. Bd
Trustees New Orleans Bapt. Theol. Sem.
Pres. MS Econ. Council.
Erected by Mississippi Baptist Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 31° 39.414′ N, 91° 8.159′ W. Marker is in Fayette, Mississippi, in Jefferson County. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayette MS 39069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Conference Ministries (here, next to this marker); The Baptist Children's Village (here, next to this marker); William Carey University (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc. (a few steps from this marker); Blue Mountain College (a few steps from this marker); The Baptist Record (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi College (a few steps from this marker); Ebenezer Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayette.
More about this marker. Located in the Mississippi Baptist Beginnings roadside display.
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