‘Lagniappe’



Getting Ready and Getting Started

Each week I write an article for First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, entitled “Lagniappe” (“a little extra). This is my submission for this last weekend of 2017. We’ve had a wonderful time of worship and celebration in December. Now it’s time to get ready for the opening of our new building (we anticipate late February […]

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It’s Christmas!

Welcome to the Christmas Eve services of First Baptist Church! We have planned for you to worship with us today, and we are very thankful you are here. We hope and pray that you will experience the joy of this place and the joy of knowing and worshiping Christ. What makes Christmas so special for […]

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Our Schedule for the Holidays

Aren’t you amazed at how quickly Christmas has arrived? Let me give you a look at the schedule of First Baptist Church Covington over the next three weeks. We will not have Wednesday activities December 20, 27, or January 3. We will begin with our full slate of classes and ministries Wednesday, January 10. This […]

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Getting Ready

The new worship center for First Baptist Church is progressing nicely. We still expect to be in the building for worship before Easter 2018 (April 1, 2018). We are hopeful for even an earlier beginning. We will happily keep you up to date! After our Wednesday worship, I spoke with one of our men. He […]

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Don’t Get Tired

The Bible tells us not to get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up (Galatians 6:9). Those words could have been written for our current capital campaign and building expansion. We have already opened a major part of our building. If you have visited the […]

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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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[Mary’s Song] And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. — Luke 1:46-47, 49 (NIV)