The Month of July is Quickly Coming to a Close

The month of July is quickly coming to a close. Martha and I are looking forward to being back with you and beginning a new year of ministry.

Today, we are blessed to have Kevin Harless, our Children’s Minister, preaching. Kevin has been part of our church since his family moved here to go to seminary. He has served with our kid’s ministry for the last five years.

Kevin leads a dynamic children’s ministry and is supported by a wonderful wife and three beautiful girls. Please let God speak to your heart as Kevin preaches today.

Next weekend, Martha and I will be with you for all four worship services and for the Sunday service at Metairie Church. 

I am thankful for the pastors with whom I am blessed to serve. Jared and Augie serve at Metairie Church. During July Jared Stacy has preached each week. Next week we will return to our regular practice of recording our Saturday evening service to play Sunday morning at Metairie.

The Covington campus has been well cared for in a busy and difficult time. While we had WinShape Camp, we also continued to minister to new people and our regular attenders. I thank God for our pastors in Covington who have shouldered a heavy load this month. I also thank God for all of you who minister to your Bible Fellowship Group and who care for the people around you.

As Paul said, “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:3-6).

I am ready for next weekend to get here!




  1. Bethellen
    Jul 27, 2014

    Kevin did an awesome job this morning. Thank you for giving him the opportunity! July did pass quickly and we all look forward to you two being back at FBC. I’m sorry the time wasn’t as restful as you anticipated. Love you two!

  2. Terry Schaefer
    Jul 27, 2014


    The pastors that have stood in your stead this month have been great. Dwayne and I were both so blessed by Josh Jordan and Kevin Harless these last two weeks. We, as a church body, are indeed blessed to be lead by such an amazing staff. That begins with you. That, having been said, both you and Martha have been missed very much.

    Thank you for all you do!

    In Him,

  3. Marvin Thames
    Jul 27, 2014

    Kevin is truly a man of God. His message this morning was right on target for ways we can pursuit happiness- seek God through prayer each day (morning & evening), getting into the Word of God.
    I appreciate you asking him to preach today.

    Marvin Thames

  4. Tracy Hoerschgen
    Jul 28, 2014

    Both Josh and Kevin delivered amazing God-honoring messages these last two weeks. We are so blessed to have them both. Thank you for giving them this opportunity. Looking forward to having you and Martha home. Praying that you have been able to get some rest and refreshment in the midst of caring and ministering to family needs.

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