Chaplains at Baptist Medical Center


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Chaplain Heath Ferguson

Heath Ferguson is an Associate Staff Chaplain at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. His ministry focus is with Mothers and Babies, NICU, and surgical units. He is currently a student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Heath is married to the former Emily Wardlaw Guthrie. They have a one son named M.G. Heath was raised in Wesson, Mississippi and currently lives in Madison. He is also currently the pastor at Antioch Baptist Church in Hazlehurst, Mississippi.

Chaplain Solon Smith

Chaplain Solon Smith grew up in the Mississippi Delta, and is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He is the chaplain for Oncology, Restorative Care, 3B, 5C, and 6B. Solon, his wife, Leah, and their two dogs Jack and Tucker, live in Jackson. Leah is originally from Louisville, KY, but is proud to call Jackson home.  Solon graduated from Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He started his Clinical Pastoral Education at Baptist, where he worked part time. He also did a residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington, KY. Prior to coming back to Baptist, Solon was a chaplain in Madison, IN. 



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