Shane Freeman


Bro. Shane began serving MBC as pastor in February 2012 and has been in pastoral ministry since 1998. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry from Leavell College, a Master of Divinity with Specialization in Leadership and a Doctorate of Ministry in Church Evangelism from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Bro. Shane is passionate about strategically leading our church in local, national, and global missions and ministry.


He and his wife, Daphne, have three married adult sons, two granddaughters and two grandsons, who all live in Petal.

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Brian Pippen

Associate Pastor & Student Pastor

Brian has served as the Student Minister at MBC since 2008 and became the Associate Pastor in the fall of 2010. He is passionate about seeing students grow in relationships, leadership, community, worship, and missions and believes that students are to be a vital part of the church and its mission.

Prior to answering God's call to ministry Brian taught High School History for 10 years and has a Master of Education Degree from William Carey College. Brian also has a Master of Theological Studies Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Brian loves the outdoors and collecting and growing plants.  He is also an avid New England Patriots and Kansas City Royals fan.  Brian and his wife Dawn have a beautiful daughter named Olivia.

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John Marc McCormick

Worship pastor

John Marc started serving at MBC in June 2020. He has a Bachelor of Music in Church Music and a Master of Music in Church Music from William Carey University.

John Marc loves leading God's people in worship through music and is passionate about seeing others respond to the Lord's transforming power. He is married to Machaela who is a 4th grade ELA teacher at Petal Elementary School. They have one son, Koda.

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alicia Racey

Children's Minister

Alicia began serving at MBC as the Children’s Minister in July 2021. Before moving back to Mississippi she lived in New Orleans working as a youth minister and continued her education. Over the years she has worked in different churches with children and youth. She has a passion to see children from all ages form a relationship with Jesus Christ, helping them grow closer to Him, and live out the great commission. 

Alicia grew up as a missionary kid in Chile, where she was adopted. She has earned her Associate Degree in Child Development Technology, a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Intercultural Studies and Psychology from William Carey University, and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Leslie Ford

Ministry Assistant

Leslie began serving as Ministry Assistant at MBC in March of 2016. 

She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Business Administration. Leslie and her husband Russ joined Macedonia in October 2001 and have been involved with various ministries at Macedonia.

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Betty Jo Hudson

Financial Secretary

Betty Jo came to MBC from Lexington, KY in November 2009, and became the financial secretary in October 2010, having served in Baptist church life and missions for many years.

She studied Business Administration at Mississippi College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The University of Kentucky. She is retired from Business Mgt./Accounting in the field of Dentistry.

She is married to Joe, and they have two daughters and six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

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