Mardi Gras and Metairie Church

First Baptist Church has two campuses, one in Covington and one in Metairie. If God should so allow, we hope to have other campuses in the future. We felt led to move first to Metairie, not because it is a easy place to start churches and do ministry but because it is hard. Metairie and […]

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Power, Faith, and Hope: Signs of the Messiah

Each week I publish a column in the weekly bulletin of First Baptist Church. It gives me another opportunity to communicate with the congregation. The following is my “Lagniappe” column for this weekend. Please Welcome Chris Kroll Martha and I will take a few days away this week. I am pleased to announce that Chris […]

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The Question

In the same way Jesus changed history, He also changed the whole conversation of history. “Who is Jesus?” has become the question above all questions. C. S. Lewis famously showed that this question is before any other question. Is Jesus who He said He is? He cannot simply be a good man. Either He is the Son […]

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I’m Tired of Cold Weather

I’m not a big fan of cold weather. I’m ready for a break in the weather and a real return of some South Louisiana weather. The good news is that Easter with all its hope will be here before we know it. To get us ready for Easter, I will be preaching a new series from […]

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Servants of the Church

Recently, I met with the four new nominees to be ordained as deacons of First Baptist Church. At the conclusion of the meeting, I reflected on our time together. I remarked to several people about their “good hearts,” their desire to “serve God,” and their interest in being “servants of the church.” Soon, 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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For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. — 1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NIV)