Meeting Schedule

Sundays at 9:30am - Small Group
Sundays at 10:30 - Service

Our Story

Traceway Baptist Church started in 2007 with a few families meeting together in a house in the Briars neighborhood in Clinton, Mississippi. Adults met each Sunday night in one house to explore what it meant to be the church, while children met in a neighboring house. After a few months of praying and growing together, Traceway held its first public service on the nearby Mississippi College campus. We've since continued to grow and explore that theme of being the church and today are reaching into our community as we strive to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and love our neighbors as ourselves. We're currently meeting at Garaywa Camp and Conference Center in the heart of residential Clinton.

Our Leadership

Nathan Tullos Nathan Tullos - Pastor
Nathan, born and raised in Clinton, is a alumnus of Mississippi College and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, from which he received his PhD in Microbiology. Nathan previously served as the Student Minister and later as the Associate Pastor at Daniel Memorial Baptist Church in Jackson from 2005 till 2013, when he was called as the Pastor at Traceway. Nathan currently works as a Post Doctoral Fellow at UMC in the Physiology Department where he does research on chronic kidney disease. He, his wife, Melissa, and daughter, Ella, live in the Fondren District in Jackson. An unrepentant nerd, his hobbies include all things Sci-Fi, bladesmithing, hunting, and strategy games (if there is any time left).

Nathan Tullos Travis Bounds - Worship Leader
Travis is a graduate of William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS. Travis and his wife, Keni, have four children, all boys, and live out at the reservoir in Brandon, MS. Travis also works at Belhaven University in Jackson, MS as the Director of Academic Technology Services. He is also an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and follows Southern Miss athletics through the good times and bad. Contact Travis.

Nathan Tullos Rebecca Harper - Children's Ministry Leader
Rebecca leads our children's ministry while also serving as wife and mom in her own family. She and her husband, Josh, have one son, Jordan, and one daughter, Ava. They live in Clinton.

Nathan Tullos Ben Van Horn - Youth Minister
Ben is a recent graduate of Mississippi College and now works at the university in the Leland Speed Library. Ben and his wife, Christy, currently live in Clinton. Ben is a former member of the M.C. Table Tennis team and is a master Laser Tag player.

Our Beliefs

We believe in one God who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is perfect in every way, including holiness. He is all knowing (past, present and future), all powerful and ever present.

We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, through conception by the HolySpirit. During His life on earth, He honored the Father through perfect obedience and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin and death. that He is true God and man. After His crucifixion, He rose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father as our Mediator. He is fully God and fully man, in whom is effected the reconciliation between God and man and He will serve as the final judge of all mankind.

The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit as the fully divine teacher of humanity. He influenced certain individuals in the Old Testament and inspired the various writers of the Bible. Today, He enables men to understand truth. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He points all people to Jesus. At the point of regeneration, the believer is spiritually baptized into the Holy Spirit, being indwelled by the fullness of Him and sealed for eternity by His presence.

We believe in the Bible as God's Word, written through men, divinely inspired and a perfect rule for faith and practice. It is the only existing physical source of absolute truth and it can be fully trusted. The Bible is the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried.

We believe that God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. The sinfulness of humanity caused a breach in our relationship with God which can only be healed by the saving grace of God.

We believe that eternal salvation is the free gift of God, entirely apart from man's works, and is available to all who through faith in Jesus have made Him Lord of their lives.

We believe in the second coming of Jesus. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, the eternal joy of heaven for the believers and the eternal punishment and separation from God of the unsaved in hell. We believe that death is not the end, but rather the door to eternity for all people.

For Adults

Traceway's small groups give adults the opportunity to experience life together. They exist to point people to the Bible for answers - because the Bible points to Jesus - and to each other for encouragement.
Small groups meet on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The 9:30 a.m. group meets at Camp Garaywa, with children's group meeting at the same time. The 6:00 p.m. group meets at a local home in Clinton. Child care for this group is available at the home. Smaller groups two to four people meet during the week, at various times, for the purpose of more intimate discipleship.
Small groups at Traceway are about becoming more faithful followers of Jesus. You're invited to join us in a small group this week!

For Teenagers

teenagers Teenagers have the opportunity to establish and deepen their faith through a small group that meets each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Each week, teenagers learn more about God's design for their lives and how God wants to use them to make a difference in their homes, schools and world.

Children's Ministry Leaders

children Nursery (birth up to age 2): Jeff and Sandy Atkins
Toddlers (ages 2-4): Rebecca Harper
Elemenary (K to grade 5): Marcus and Jamie Holland

ReGifting at Traceway

In the Bible we see that that God teaches his people about stewardship by leading them to live in seasons. The Old Testament command of working six days and resting on the seventh is called Sabbath. God also instructed his people to work the land for six years and allow it to rest and recover for more planing on the seventh.

We follow this pattern of stewardship at Traceway through "regifting." Each year for six years, we put aside 15% of our church budget so that in the seventh year we will have enough funds in savings to cover an entire year's church budget, allowing us to "regift" the entire church offering for one year to people in need in our own community. This does not replace our efforts to meet needs on an everyday basis, but supplements our regular giving.

For a better look at regifting and how it's worked at Traceway, read Giving Away the Collection Plate: ReGifting God's Love and Money by John Richardson. John was our founding pastor and now serves as a member of our church council.

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