Manager of Revolving Loan Fund –

vernonVernon L. Newman was born 23 December 1960 in Grenada, MS. He graduated from West Jones High School in Laurel, MS in 1978. He later attended Jones County Junior College, Ellisville, MS with an emphasis on business. He graduated in 1994 from William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS with a BGS in (Business) and went on to acquire his MBA in Business in 1998 from William Carey University.

He and his wife, Tammie, married 34 years, have two grown children, Michael and Morgan.

He was saved when he was 6 years old, re-affirmed that salvation in 1981 and was baptized at Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Soso, MS.

He has served in various positions in his church and local and state associations including service as a Trustee and Clerk of the Revolving Loan Fund. In 2010 he was ordained as deacon at Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church and has served in an active capacity uninterrupted to the present.

Vernon Newman is presently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Mississippi National Guard with over 26 years of commissioned service. He will be retiring in August of 2016, which is when he will officially begin serving as the RLF Manager.

During his years of service, LTC Newman participated in numerous deployments including Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War from Nov ’90-April ‘91; and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait from Dec ’04-Jan ‘06; and again as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom station at Taji, Iraq from May ’09-March ’10.

His background and training, as well as, his understanding of our associated work, the Revolving Loan Fund and Missions  makes him a tremendous asset to this department and the entire BMA of Mississippi.