January 2019   
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Dr. Kara Blackard

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Greetings in the Sweet Name of Jesus!

Thank you for visiting our web site!  It is our desire that you will be able to feel the “heart beat” of our church as you view the information we have posted.

Our church is located some eight miles out of Corinth, MS in a community that bears the same name as the church.  Our sanctuary seats approximately 1,800 people with accompanying space for Sunday School, recreation, dining, kindergarten, children’s church, youth and other ongoing ministries of the church. 

Anyone who visits will realize that Wheeler Grove is not a typical community church, reaching far beyond its physical location.  Each week our services are graced by people who come from nearby communities and towns, as well as from Tennessee and Alabama. 

Each March our church hosts the Bailey Smith Real Evangelism Conference which is attended by individuals and groups from across the nation.  This conference has proven to be a much needed “time of refreshing” for God’s people.  Each year the program is filled with some of the most gifted preachers, musicians and singers across America.  Someone said “it’s like getting a fresh drink from the old well!”

In 2012, we were privileged to conduct a crusade on San Pedro Island, Belize with a team of 25 church members in attendance.  We went there because our heart’s desire is to see people saved.  It has been costly and demanding, but when I consider that God gave His only begotten Son for the souls of men, it makes me even more thankful to pastor a church that refuses to draw in the lifeline. 

I hope you’ll take the time to experience some of the services posted on this site.  By doing so, I think you’ll know why, after 32 years, I continue to be the “Happy Pastor” of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church.

In Christ,
Bro. Kara Blackard


Associate Pastor/Youth

Bro. Shane Evetts

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What a joy it brings to my heart to know there are people just like you who take the time to stop and see what our youth ministry is all about. Our youth ministry is just another part of the many dynamic ministries that God has blessed us with at WGBC.

I have had the wonderful and awesome privilege of serving as Associate/ Youth Pastor at Wheeler Grove since 2005. It has been a challenge and a joy to minister to young people. There is never a dull moment in the area of youth ministry. We try to provide many opportunities for each and every young person to be involved in some way or another. From our Wednesday night Bible study groups to our monthly witnessing blitz, there is certainly a place for you to belong. 

Therefore, if you are a parent who is looking for a strong youth ministry for your teenager to be involved in, do not hesitate to come and see for yourself what God is doing here at Wheeler Grove. If you are a teenager who is looking for a church where you will be loved and given the opportunity to grow in your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, then don’t give it a second thought, just come on and worship with us here at WGBC.

On a more personal note, have you come to the place in your spiritual life where you know for sure that if you died today that you would go to Heaven? If not, I pray that you would settle it today and know that you have a home in Heaven. How can you do that?

1). Know that you are a sinner. (Romans 3:23)

2). Know that sin pays horrible wages. (Romans 6:23)

3). Know that God loves you in spite of your sin. (Romans 5:8)

4). Know that God wants to save you from your sin.(2 Pet 3:9)

5). Know that God’s promise of salvation is true. (Romans 10:13)

Dear friend, knowing these facts alone will not save you, but I pray that they may lead you to a place in your life where you turn to God in faith and repentance and ask Jesus to forgive you and save you.

Fired Up For Jesus,
Bro. Shane

Minister of Music/Minister Associate

Bro. Steve Byrd

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I feel very privileged and honored to be a part of the music ministry here at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church.  After participating in church music ministry for the past 22 years, I’ve learned that great Christian music with a Godly message can play a very strong and vital role in preparing one’s heart for the pastor’s message.

Music has always been identified with worship.  From the earliest Biblical times to the present, the hearts and voices of men have been lifted to God in praise and thanksgiving.  Music characterizes Christianity.  Majestic, worshipful, and soul-stirring music expresses a masculine Christianity.  Wherever one finds dynamic, progressive churches today, there, too one is likely to find the effective program of church music ministering to and through all the people.

Our congregational singing is the very heart of the church music program and it’s a part of the service, in which each member can and should participate. It reflects the enthusiasm of the people for God, their church, and their program for carrying out the divine commission.  Congregational singing is the only part of a worship service, in which all may join heart and voice in praise, adoration, and personal testimony.

Our church choir’s primary mission is to sing music which has a real message for the hearts of all who hear—music of praise, adoration, devotion, consecration and prayer.  That means singing the gospel in all its beauty, power and truth.  Our church choir’s secondary mission is to lead the congregation in singing.  Both missions are for the honor and glory of God.

God has “poured out” His continuous rich blessings on this church family in so many ways, and the area of music is just one of His rich blessings.  We are blessed with a very talented group of instrumentalists, adult choir, teen choir, children’s choirs, many different singing groups and soloists.  Our music programs are meant to be an encouraging, uplifting and joyful part of every church service.  Psalms 40:3 says, “And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.” 

Come and fellowship with our church family, as we sing unto the Lord a new song and lift up His Name on high.

 Singing His Praises,
Bro. Steve
Col. 3:16

Staff Evangelist

Bro. Harvey Reeves

Activities Director

Linda Blackard

Church Secretary

Faith Nelson

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Financial Secretary

Melissa Joyner