‘Lagniappe’



The Meaning of Ordination

Today we have the opportunity to ordain two men to Christian service—Kevin Harless to Gospel Ministry and Jason Hunt as a deacon of First Baptist Church. The ordination service will be at 6:30 PM Sunday night. We have a reception and fellowship time in the Steeple Foyer after the service. I hope that you will […]

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A Wave of Prayer Moving Over Louisiana

For all of 2012, Louisiana Baptists and other Christian churches have been emphasizing the need for a spiritual awakening for our state. This came about when we realized that Louisiana has never really been touched by the four great spiritual awakenings in our country. You can find information about the first two spiritual awakenings in […]

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Do A 180

Let’s all do a 180 this year, in baptisms I mean. Late last year the pastoral team met to talk about what we hope to accomplish in the coming year. You know about our desire to explore opportunities to expand our outreach through multi-site campuses. We believe that we can reach people through extending our […]

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We Choose To Because It Is Hard

Over the Mardi Gras break part of our larger family visited Florida. One of their stops was Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. They enjoyed an unusual tour of the giant building that we all see when a rocket or the space shuttle is launched. The grandsons had multiple stories to tell about the […]

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Doing The Work Of Ministry

Early in December I issued a rather strong challenge to the church to step up in our concern for the people of the world. This is the way I stated the challenge. “In a meeting last year I realized that though Southern Baptists give the largest mission offering in the world, the offering is really […]

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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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May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)