Rex Yancey is a graduate of Blue Mountain College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds a bachelor of arts degree, a master of divinity degree, and a doctor of ministry degree. Rex is past president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention and president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board and chairman of the executive committee. He has been in the ministry since 1965.
Rex has recently accepted the pastorate of First Baptist Ripley, Mississippi, his home town, after being the pastor of First Baptist Pascagoula, Mississippi, for fifteen years. He was presented a key to the city and a proclamation from the Mayor of Pascagoula for his leadership in the church and community. He was also cited for his leadership in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.
Rex has written two books, the first being Jerked Up and Called, Memoirs of a Mississippi Baptist Minister; and the second, Hot Off The Press, Post Katrina Thoughts. The second book is a series of articles he did for the Mississippi Press each Saturday after the storm.
Rex is married to the former Ellon Paseur and they have two grown children and two grandchildren.