“And The Survey Says . . .”

Last month the people of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, participated in a Transformational Church survey. This is the report of our consultant. We took the survey to help us do a better job of touching our local community and the world. We are hopeful that the survey helps us to “stir up one another to love and good […]

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Our Obedience and God’s Faithfulness

This month concludes the three year journey and adventure of Destination: Inheritance. Three years ago this month Firtst Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, began a capital fundraising campaign to add a 20,000 square foot addition to The ROC as well as the addition of a basketball pavilion, sand volleyball courts, and soccer/softball fields. All of that has […]

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Tim Tebow, Faith, and Football

“Those who honor me, I will honor” 1 Samuel 2:30. Those were the words of a man of God concerning Eli and Eli’s sons. Eli and his sons had disdained and dishonored the call of God on their lives. They used the sacrifices given by the people of Israel for themselves. Actually, Eli’s sons were […]

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Electing Leaders

Each year First Baptist Church elects twelve deacons to serve a two year term.  The deacons are called by the church to help in pastoral ministry and to model consistent Christian living before the congregation. Pastors (also known as elders and bishops) and deacons are the two scriptural offices in the church.  Therefore, those who […]

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The Most Important Principle for Christian Growth

What is the most important principle for Christian growth and sanctification? In order to grow, you must begin to serve. The second principle is similar. The one who teaches is the one who learns. This only makes sense. Serving means that you give what you have received. Most people simply don’t receive until they begin […]

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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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Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. — 2 Corinthians 7:1 (NIV)