Lead team


The Baptist Student Union believes in student leadership. Our GTR Lead Team consists of students that want to help students to know Christ and to make Him known through service, evangelism, prayer, and so much more. The BSU ministry is first lead by the discernment of the Holy Spirit, and is then heavily influenced by the student leadership. These students play a critical role in the mission of the BSU.


Jesse allen MUW PResident

Bio: My name is Jesse. I previously attended East Mississippi Community College where I graduated prior to transferring to MUW. I enjoy sports and being outdoors. I am beyond excited to see God work in the upcoming school year.


Hometown: Caledonia, MS


Favorite Bible Verses: Ephesians 6:10-17


Contact: 662-251-9591

Nick smith | emcc president

Bio: I'm Nick! I am a sophomore at EMCC working towards a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I love coffee, KitKats, and doing all that I can to be faithful in working for the Lord where He has placed me!


Hometown: Mathiston, MS


Favorite Bible Verses: 2 Timothy 1:7


Contact: 662-418-8724

knollie edge | bible studies

Bio: I am currently a sophomore at EMCC, and I will be transferring to MUW in the Fall to pursue my degree in communication that I hope to use on the mission field following school. I am extremely passionate about social justice and have a knack for making people laugh which I am PROUD of. I quote vines in everyday situations and puns, sunsets, coffee, and dry humor sitcoms. I also love to travel, abble in photography, read, and watch movies, especially the ones you can be really nerdy about-like Star Wars and Marvel. I can't wait to see how God uses this year for His kingdom through BSU! 


Hometown: New Hope, MS


Favorite Bible Verses: 1 John 3:18, Isaiah 61:1


Contact: 662-386-7763

Madison Johnson | Discipleship

Bio: I am a sophomore at EMCC pursuing a degree in Psychology. I plan to transfer to MUW upon finishing at EMCC. I currently attend East End Baptist Church where I am the college intern and play keyboard. I love anything music related and hope to continue to use those abilities in ministry in the future!


Hometown: Steens, MS


Favorite Bible Verses: Exodus 14:13-14


Contact: 662-251-0608

isaiah perkins | evangelism

Bio: My name is Isaiah, and I am from the "metropolitan" area of Hamilton, MS! My passions include guitars, cars, and dropping bars (minus the bars). I also enjoy watching marble olympics. Just joshin'. I first got involved with BSU my freshman year at Itawamba Community College. It is my desire that people would come to BSU for the fun and leaving knowing the Son.


Hometown: Hamilton, MS


Favorite Bible Verses: Romans 8:18


Contact: 662-436-8782

Mary anne goolsby | evangelism

Bio: I am a senior BSN student who loves learning about other cultures and puns. I transferred to MUW last year from MSU and have loved growing in the passion God has given me for nursing since then. I also love coffee, journaling, and making new friends!


Hometown: Columbus, MS


Favorite Bible Verses: Isaiah 64:8


Contact: 731-614-6880

allen lewis | outreach

Bio: My name is Allen. I grew up in Columbus and really enjoyed playing basketball and soccer. I have a passion for coaching. Right now I am the coach of a successful U-18 AAU basketball team ( Go Team Loaded!). I am pursuing my degree in P.E. and Coaching, and I hope to eventually coach on a collegiate level. My BSU director, Sam, is my hero.


Hometown: Columbus, MS


Favorite Bible Verses: John 17: 11-15


Contact: 662-251-7592

keighly meredith | outreach

Bio: I am passionately in love with discovering the world, the people in the world, and seeking Jesus in the world. I'm also in love with dogs and just about any creature. I am pursuing a career in nursing and can't wait to start a future with the ones I love.


Hometown: Amory, MS


Favorite Bible Verses: 2 Timothy 1:7


Contact: 662-640-8787

Rachel Bailey | Service

Bio: I'm Rachel! I grew up in small town in Alabama that still holds my heart today! I received my Associate of Arts degree from Northwest-Shoals Community College. I am currently a Senior at MUW majoring in Speech-Language Pathology. I love to kayak, be outdoors, and travel! I also have pretty great record collection!


Hometown: Haleyville, AL


Favorite Bible Verses: Philippians 4:6


Contact: 205-494-9008

CJ Oglesby | Service

Bio: I am a member at Fairview Baptist Church in Columbus, MS. I enjoy playing basketball, singing in choir and leading worship, drinking sweet tea, and getting beat by my awesome BSU Director, Sam, at all athletics. 


Hometown: Columbus, MS


Favorite Bible Verses: John 17:1-11


Contact: 662-364-7360

Cara lowry | Special Events

Bio: I grew up in East Heights Baptist Church where I was able to be involved in Fuge Camps and Super Summer. I am now in my first year of the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing at MUW.


Hometown: Tupelo, MS


Favorite Bible Verse: John 13:7


Contact: 662-397-5839

Sarah grace Bisson | service

Bio: I am an early elementary education major, and I feel that the Lord is leading me to teach kindergarten children. I began serving at BSU when I was a freshmen during our noonday services.


Hometown: Sturgis, MS


Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:20-21


Contact: 662-803-7572

mason honnoll | Service

Bio: I am from New Hope, MS and am very involved in leading Boy Scouts camps during the summer. I am as country as a biscuit. #GoOkra


Hometown: New Hope, MS


Favorite Bible Verse: John 13:7


Contact: 662-251-5654