Emergency Shelter Information

Be advised that the seminary has no emergency shelters on campus but has made arrangements for sheltering as listed below:

If you need a place for shelter, the following churches are prepared to receive Seminary families in the event of a mandatory evacuation (If you choose to evacuate to any church on this list, please call the contact number for the church and apprise them of your coming, and bring your own bedding supplies):


• First Baptist Church, 431 N. State Street, Jackson, MS. Contact: Lee Thigpen or Cecelia at 601-949-1932 or 601-714-6901. After 5:00 p.m. call Lee’s cell 601-503-7920.  Call for more information or visit www.fbcj.org.

Camp Garaway (150 beds) 312 Camp Garaway Rd., Clinton, MS. Contact: Don Gann at 601-613-0035, Roddy Reed at 601-214-2102 or call 601-924-7034. (Directions: Take I-10W to I-55N. At I-20 Exit 44, bear LEFT on to I-20 [US-49]; At I-20 Exit 35, turn LEFT on to Clinton Raymond Rd; Proceed 1/2 mile and turn LEFT on to Camp Garaway Rd.)

• Judson Baptist Retreat Center,  (20 motel rooms, 100 beds) 10330 Peterson Rd., St. Francisville, LA.  Contact: Eugene and Debi Morris at 225-634-7225 (Directions: Take I-10W to Baton Rouge (approx. 75 miles). Merge onto I-110N via EXIT 155B toward DOWNTOWN/METRO AIRPORT. Take the SCENIC HWY/US-61 S exit, EXIT 8A, on the LEFT. Turn RIGHT onto SCENIC HWY/US-61 N. Continue to follow US-61 N. Turn RIGHT onto LA-68. Turn LEFT onto LA-10/ZACHARY TAYLOR PKWY. Continue to follow LA-10. Turn right on Highway 421.  Go 4.9 miles, then turn right on Peterson Road.  CAUTION: the turn-off is at the top of a hill and easily missed.  Look for a small Methodist Church on left of Highway 421.  Peterson Road is immediately to the right.  Go 2.7 miles to a gravel road with a sign for Judson Baptist Retreat center.  Turn right and follow to Retreat Center.)

• Louisiana Children's Home.  Maximum capacity is 15 people. Contact: Nancy at 318-343-2244 during the week. Weekend contact: Dale Stone 318-235-1046. (Call for directions).