Yearly Archive
for: ‘2019’



It is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I agree with the songwriter that “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Most of us would agree with that statement to some degree. After all, families get together, people wish each other a “Merry Christmas,” and we give presents to people we wouldn’t normally seek to bless. But I think of it as […]

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What’s Happening Now

We all want to know what’s happening. Here are some of the things you need to know about what’s going on around FBC. First, Jay Johnston. Sunday is our day to thank and encourage Jay Johnston as Jay and Jerilyn move to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to begin a new place of ministry. Jay and Jerilyn […]

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Are You Ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas? I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve been asked this question so far this year. The question even began before Thanksgiving. At that point, the question was, “Are you ready for the holidays?” Now, people want to know “Are you ready for Christmas?” I’ve noticed that […]

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Giving Everyday

Last week my email inbox “blew up” with emails. The emails weren’t specifically from church members or ministry needs. They were because of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. These were advertisements and promotions. I’m still trying to get through them all. By now, we all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Those […]

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Christmas Joy

This weekend (December 1 at 6:00 PM) begins the time of our Christmas celebration as we light the Christmas tree in the Plaza. This will be a joyful and fun-filled time as our combined choirs lead us in singing some of our favorite Christmas carols. After the music and lighting of the tree, we will […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. — 1 John 3:18 (NIV)