In 1976, God’s sovereign plan was brought to the forefront when Jasper & Carolyn Bacon were first introduced in a Bible study where they both accepted Christ as their personal Savior. In God’s providence, they travelled separate paths from 1979 to 1983. It was God’s hand that brought them back together and joined them in marriage in 1985.After serving in pastoral ministry for the next eight years, Jasper along with Carolyn was given a vision for outreach ministry to impact more lives for Christ. This calling was to develop a ministry which would provide strategic outreach to the unchurched and unevangelized people in the Bacon’s hometown of the Canton and surrounding communities. Read more.
Director of Personnel/Volunteers
Carolyn’s responsibilities at In His Steps include training new staff and volunteers, as well as, coordinating the short-term mission groups. She has been with IHS since September 2007. She is a graduate of Jackson State University with a B.S. degree in Social Work.
Administrative Assistant/ Bookkeeper
Annie’s responsibilities include bookkeeping and clerical duties. She has been with In His Steps since May 2002. She was formerly employed with Allstate Insurance Company for over 21 years in the Payroll/Human Resources Department. She is a graduate of Holy Child Jesus of Canton, MS.
Sports Ministry Director
Christin graduated from Mississippi College with a degree in Kinesiology in 2016, coming to work at In His Steps shortly after that. He states that his purpose as Sports Ministry Director at In His Steps is to use the abilities and talents he has been given to draw kids to Christ. He lives out this purpose through many responsibilities at In His Steps, from mentoring kids and athletes at the local middle and high schools throughout the school year to hosting IHS’s sports camps during the summer. In addition to this, he also makes it a priority to motivate and encourage the community kids by opening up the basketball pavilion on Saturdays and during the week and leading devotionals.
Jasmine, a biology education major from Alcorn State University, has just come on staff at In His Steps as our part time SPASE Coordinator. She believes her purpose with serving at In His Steps with the SPASE program comes from Mark 4 and the Parable of the Sower. She believes her purpose in working with In His Steps is to plant a seed in every child’s heart knowing that God will later water that seed. She says “with the seeds I’ll plant here, they’ll not only be able to grow themselves, but also sprout seeds in other people as well.” Jasmine’s job at In His Steps managing the program for the second and third grade students coming into this year’s SPASE program will include overseeing the students during the after school program and Saturday morning reading program, coordinating all activities for the students, and furthering their spiritual and academic development.
Mr. Charles Drane
Caretaker of Campground/Training Center