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The Campuses of First Baptist Church

Last week, I mentioned to you our desire to reach locally and to reach globally. We believe that this is exactly what Jesus told us to do. As He ascended into heaven, He commanded His followers to “be witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth“ (Acts 1:8). As part of […]

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Reaching Locally—Reaching Globally

What should a church do? What should our mission be? It seems that almost everyone – – even people who don’t go to church or appreciate the church – – has an opinion about what a church should do. Wouldn’t it make sense to learn what the founder of the church had in mind for […]

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God Bless America

God bless America! What a joy this week to celebrate our independence and the wonderful freedoms afforded by the Constitution of the United States of America! John Adams, our second president and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, envisioned a great time of celebration each year of these freedoms. “I am apt to believe […]

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What Every Christian Needs to Know

Today we welcome Ron Deal to First Baptist Church. Ron will preach all the weekend services as well as lead a seminar on Sunday afternoon for step parent families and/or blended families with the possibility of establishing a ministry for these families. We are thankful for Ron and his ministry.   Beginning in August I, […]

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Our Time Away

Martha and I want to thank you for our time away during the month of July. You are very gracious to offer us this time and to insist that we take it. We know that as the month goes along we will also look forward to our return. I will continue to communicate with you […]

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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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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)