Southwest Region Youth Conference (Jackson, MS)
July 28     .     30, 2014 (all day)

“Solidarity with the Savior In Our Witness”
I John 4:23-24; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 3:9-11; Philippians 2:5-8


Registration deadline:  June 27, 2014.  Click here to download the registration form


Jackson Marriott 
200 East Amite Street
Jackson, MS   39201  
Room Rate: $99.00 (Ref #M-IGZL19Q)
Phone:  601 969-5100 or 1 800 228 9200

Message From Regional Director Hopkins

May 2014

To all Southwest Region Youth Conference Leaders and Youth,

We are pleased to inform you that this year's conference will be held in the Capital of the Magnolia State, JACKSON,MS, at the Jackson Marriott Hotel,Located at 200 East Amite Street,Jackson.Ms. 39201 . The conference dates are July 28-30, 2014.

Jackson is home to many cultural sites, with a  Rich history.  Our host will be the General Mississippi Baptist State Convention,led by President Dr.Isaac Jackson. Rev.Arthur A. Sutton extended such a warm and sincere invitation to the SWRYC at our 2013 conference,that we were most delighted to accept. We give our heartfelt thanks to Dr.Isaac Jackson ,Rep.Mary Coleman,State Woman's President;   Rev.Arthur A.Sutton, Executive Director GMBSC Youth Department; Rev.Robert L.Landing,Moderator; Rev.Jesse Sutton,Jr.,President of Jackson District; and Dean Vera Watson, District Woman's President;   Rev.Dr. Jerry Young and the New Hope Baptist Church Family will be the Host Church for the conference. 

The host committee coordinators Mrs.Thelma Donald and Sis.Johnnie Bruce are working diligently to make sure that we will enjoy  our stay.

In the name of Alpha and Omega, 

Mary Hopkins, SWYRC Director

Message from Rites of Passage Coordinator Dr. Tammy Shadwick

I am Dr. Tammy Shadwick the coordinator for the Rites of Passage Program for the Southwest Regional Youth Conference. I invite you to  send your young men and young women (10-12th Grade) to be a part of this significant and beautiful event during the conference. During  this program, the initiates will be presented with information and  resources that will help transition them from young males and females to manhood and womanhood. Each participant will need an individual to serve as their mentor for the Rites of Passage Service.  Young ladies are asked to wear church dress wear and the young men are asked to wear slacks, shirt and tie.  Please send me the names of possible young men and women who may attend this program during the conference so that I may adequately prepare for the number of initiates. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 601-692-4874.

Quick Links to Important Information


Activity Guidelines for Rose and Petal Pageant, State Thematic Drama, and Parade of States

Code of Conduct

Rites of Passage Guidelines

Bible Bee Spelling Words Lists

Bible Millionnaire Quiz 

The Really Big Fun Bible Quiz

 Contact information for the Bible Quiz Activity, Bettye Earby:
Phone numbers--home-6017326733 or cell- 6017500877


Liturgical Praise / Sign Language Items Needed:
·         A White Robe
·         White Socks
·         White Gloves
·         Your Love for God
·         Your Desire to learn a complete song of 50 minutes
Liturgical Praise Activity Leaders, Ashley Foster(2516255759 ),and Eliska Slaughter (6015073881) 


Mrs. Mary M. Hopkins
Southwest Region Director
3106 40th Avenue
Meridian, MS   39307