The Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship (MBSF) is the college ministry of Grace Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
College is where many Christians first have their faith tested. Studies have shown that 8 out of 10 Christian students will abandon their faith during their college years. Many do so as freshmen.
Our desire is to offer a place were students can come and feel welcomed, come to know Jesus as Savior, grow in their faith, and be encouraged to live their lives for the Lord.
Students often ask if they have to be Missionary Baptist to attend. The answer is no. You do not even have to be a Christian. The hope is the student will become one by putting their faith in Jesus Christ.
Maddie is a junior mechanical engineering major from Bryant, AR
"I have been a part of MBSF since the beginning of my freshman year. I went because they made contact with me before coming to A-State and seemed like a welcoming group. After a short amount of time, I knew that to be true! I consider the MBSF group a home away from home now. I love being a part of the worship team and look forward to girls' Bible study group each week!"
Eric is a sophomore Instrumental Music Education major from Jonesboro, AR
"MBSF has been like a second home to me. A support group and motivating atmosphere to help get me through hard days. Not only does it help me grow in my walk with Christ, but it also allows me to have awesome friends and memories I will cherish forever."
Ellie is a junior majoring in business technology from East End, AR
"I found MBSF at AYC my senior year, and it was so nice knowing that there was a group waiting to welcome me when I got to campus. I am so glad that I found such a great ministry to get involved in. My absolute favorite thing about MBSF has been our girls' Bible study. I love meeting every week with such an uplifting and encouraging group of girls!"
Pastor / Director
Dow has been the director of MBSF since December 2008. He and his wife, Melanie, have been married since March 1998. They have a daughter named Audrey and a son named Declan.