Jonestown, MS

Jonestown is located in the northwest part of the state about 12 miles northeast of Clarksdale and an hour’s drive southwest of Memphis.  Jonestown has a population of 1,200 with many more people living in the county.

BGM in Jonestown:

  • 2015 – First exploratory trip to Jonestown by Stan Buckley and Rusty Hall
  • 2016 – Kelly Sayle moved to Jonestown as first BGM Community Manager
  • 2017 – 6,000 sq. ft. Hope Center built
  • 2018 – Present:
    • Legal clinic with Ole Miss law school opened
    • Dental clinic opened in November 2018
    • Montessori school for 2-5 year olds acquired and operated
    • 300-400 mission trip participants each year
    • High school diploma program started for adults who never finished high school
    • Full-time Team Hosts hired
    • Full-time Life Center Coordinator hired
    • Dilapidated houses torn down and removed
    • Housing program to build houses and help residents become homeowners with their own mortgages
    • Two community health fairs with screenings for sight, hearing, blood pressure, cholesterol, and pre-cancer
    • Medical clinic refurbished in early 2019
    • Partnerships with local churches for evangelism and discipleship
    • Numerous Bible studies, worship services, kids camps, and sports camps
    • Economic Development Center built in 2020

The JFC Montessori School began in 1998 and But God Ministries acquired the school in April 2018. The school is for children ages 3-6. Click HERE to read more about the School and our team there.

The Hope Center

The Jonestown Hope Center


  • Dorms for visiting missionary teams (40 beds)
  • Great room for meetings and social activities
  • Kitchen/showers/bathrooms
  • Conference Room
  • Community Manager office

Visiting missionary teams engage in a variety of work including:

  • Construction
  • Medical and Dental
  • Evangelism
  • Bible Studies
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Sports ministry

Dental Clinic

We are now approved to have dentists with out of state licenses serve in our dental clinic. 

Economic Development Center

Housing Initiative

Click HERE for more details on BGM’s partnership with Third Lens Ministries to bring new housing opportunities to Jonestown.

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