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College Ministry at Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro is a community of college-age young adults intent on bending their lives around God and spreading His fame to the world around them. We exist to equip and inspire college-age students to become active agents of redemption around the world.

At our Central Campus, the College Ministry is known as Seven Forty Seven.

At our Journey Campus, the College Ministry is knows as J2.

Our College Ministry offers multiple environments throughout the week for personal and community growth along with continual ministry and mission opportunities. Here is a quick run down…


SUNDAYS: Multiple options

We are one church in multiple locations. We seek to help students become an active part of one of our Campuses through worship and service.

Central Campus - Blake Ligon, College Pastor

Sunday Service times: 8, 9:30, and 11 am

Sunday Theology of the Gospel Course: Annex 1 (Teacher: Blake Ligon)

3707 Harrisburg Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401

DIRECTIONS – click here for a link to Google maps

Journey Campus - Tyler Burleson, College Pastor

Service times: Sundays - 9 and 11 am

1701 Disciple Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401

DIRECTIONS – click here for a link to Google maps

Refuge Campus

Service times: 9:30 and 11 am In the Family Life Center

3707 Harrisburg Rd, Jonesboro, AR 72404

DIRECTIONS – click here for a link to Google maps  

WEDNESDAYS: multiple options

There are multiple opportunities on Wednesday nights for college students to connect to across our campuses.

At the Central Campus:

WHAT: seven47 - a service for college-age students to engage in corporate worship and hear relevant Gospel-centered teaching.

WHEN: Wednesdays, 7:47 pm. The service literally begins at 7:47 pm.

WHERE: The Family Life Center (this is also where Refuge Campus meets on Sunday mornings).

DIRECTIONS – click here for a link to Google map.

How do I connect?  If you are interested in connecting to a Life Group or learning more about the college ministry at the Central campus, contact Blake Ligon (

At the Journey Campus:

WHAT: J2 is our weekly gathering where we connect with, worship with, evangelize and disciple college students in the Jonesboro community. Our desire is to build personal, meaningful relationships with college students, helping them to build a foundation in Christ, while also helping to integrate them into the church body here at Journey Campus. 

WHEN: Wednesdays, 8:30pm.

WHERE: Journey Campus (1701 Disciple Drive)

DIRECTIONS: Click here for Google map.


What's it all about? Journey Groups are all about going deeper and drawing closer. J-Groups are smaller groups of people that get together once a week to hang out and grow in their relationship with Christ. These groups provide the best way for  you to get to know people, serve the world and truly grow deeper in your faith. J-Groups are not just another class. In fact, most of our groups meet in homes where you can relax, grab something to eat, and build friendships.

How do I plug in? Get connected and find out more information about J-Groups by contacting Tyler Burleson ( or Rachel Abanathy (



This is the heart of what we do. Life groups meet all through the week in houses, coffee shops, apartments…pretty much in a place that’s comfortable. There’s even a Sunday morning group on our Central Campus. The great thing is that we don’t place you in a group. You choose your own!