Join Us for a Service of Worship
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Scriptures includes: Psalm 98 and John 15:1-11
Guest Preacher: Rev. Joe Collins
Joe is the Chaplain for Good News Jail & Prison Ministry in the Martinsville and Henry County corrections facilities. The mission of Good News Jail & Prison Ministry is to help fulfill the Great Commission by reaching inmates around the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. You are invited to consider becoming a partner with Joe in this great calling, by prayer, volunteering, and/or financial support.
Joe Collins is a native of Bristol, VA and a graduate of Belmont University, Nashville, TN. He served as pastor at First Baptist Church, Charlotte, TN before becoming a chaplain with Good News Jail & Prison Ministry in January 1997.
He served as Chaplain for the Dickson County Sheriff’s Department (TN) until May 2001. In 2000, Joe was named Chaplain of the Year by Good News Jail & Prison Ministry. In 2001, he transferred to Harrison County, Mississippi to begin the ministry at the Harrison County Detention Center. In 2015, Joe transferred to Prince George, VA to begin the ministry for GNJPM at Riverside Regional Jail. On August 1, 2019, Joe came to Martinsville/Henry County Jails as chaplain with GNJPM.
- Check out the GNJPM Website: Click here
- You can give financially to Joe’s ministry through our church by writing your check to GNJPM and sending to the church with your regular offering.
- You can also give regularly to Joe’s Ministry by filling out the form on their website to withdraw monthly – be sure to choose the designation 027 – Martinsville, Collins: Click here
Today is the Sixth Sunday of Easter. Easter Sunday was the beginning of the season of Eastertide in the liturgical year. Eastertide is celebrated from Easter Sunday for fifty days, until the day of Pentecost, and focuses on the meaning of Christ’s resurrection. The liturgical color is white, symbolizing light, victory, and eternal life.
Giving of our Resources
Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2021, whether in-person or online here or mail / drop off your tithes and offerings to the church office. Your gifts help us to continue to minister through virtual church services, Bible studies, ministry to the community, and more.
Thank you for providing for the mission and ministry of First Baptist Church!