‘Lagniappe’



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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The God of Amazing

There’s a wonderful new worship song entitled ‘The God of Amazing” by Benji Cowart and Michael Farren. The lyrics go like this: You’re the God of Amazing  You’re the God of what cannot be explained  You’re the God who delights to be more  Than we’ve ever hoped for  There’s no end to the power of […]

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I Thank My God

When Paul wrote to the church at Philippi he began by expressing his thanks to the church. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now” (Philippians […]

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Church Security

I well remember when and why First Baptist Church, Covington, began church security. It was in the 1990’s long before we moved to our present location in 2001. The incident that precipitated our decision to establish security measures–both internal and external–was a shooting at a Baptist church in Fort Worth, Texas, on a Wednesday night. […]

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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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Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. — Philippians 2:14-16 (NIV)