Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Pastor Joey Bennett, Senior Pastor

Email:  pastor@handsborobaptist.org

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Joey has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture.  



11754541_1040287869317065_7427661770505846782_oWorship & Music Pastor
The Bible has a lot to say about music, and Brother Louis led the church's worship of God in a way that matches the character of God.  He has retired but he was "The Best."  Now we are looking for someone to replace him, a "Hard Act to Follow."  
Meanwhile we are privileged to have James Henderson, our local LifeWay Christian Store Manager, filling in for us.  When James has other commitments one of our members (a previous Choir Director) Peggy McBride has graciously stepped up to lead our choir along with another one of our members (Choir Member) Jenny West. Therefore our Minister of Music part-time position is being well staffed however we are still looking for a more "Permanent"  Part-Time "M.o.M.".

Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Handsboro Baptist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignty possible and biblical permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

We adopted the following Purpose Statement, On 11 May 2005 just three months prior to Hurricane Katrina's arrival on the Mississippi Coast, We have struggled with many challenges since that time but we remain committed to our purpose.

“We seek to be Intentional Christians, Touching the Coast for Christ, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit; to fulfill Christ's call to bring people to our Lord and Savior, to baptize, to disciple the Saints, to worship, to fellowship, and to support missions throughout the world.”

With our Pastor, Dr. Joey Bennett, our Worship Leader(s), our church leaders and our members we are still dedicated to finding ways to "Touch The Coast For Christ"


What we believe:

Please see our Southern Baptist Faith & Message Statement