Asbury Seminary president to lead revival services at Jackson Christ


Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas, president of Asbury Theological Seminary, will be the guest speaker when Jackson Christ United Methodist Church holds its fall revival Nov. 9-11.

The theme of the revival is “Listening to God in a Busy World.” 

Kalas served as a pastor for 38 years and five years as an associate in evangelism for the World Methodist Council. He joined Asbury’s School of Theology in Wilmore, Ky., preaching faculty in July 2000 and has now assumed the responsibilities as Asbury’s president. Kalas has had more than 30 of his books published by a variety of publishers, as well as 12 adult study quarterlies for the United Methodist Publishing House. He has recorded the entire Bible on audiotape, along with his “Grand Sweep” devotionals. Additionally, he is the author of Christian Believer, an intensive study of Christian doctrine produced by the United Methodist Publishing House for interdenominational use. A video component, Behind the Pages, has recently been added to his book, Parables from the Back Side. He is a gifted preacher that you will not want to miss.

Additionally, music will be provided by the music ministry of Christ UMC, including the youth choir, orchestra, handbells, sanctuary choir, contemporary ensemble and soloists.

Evening services will be held at 6 p.m. each evening. Lunch studies are scheduled for noon on Nov. 10 and 11.

For information contact the Rev. Ricky James at 601-914-7110 or