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Congregational Meeting #3 2019

Our third congregational meeting for the year 2019 will be held this weekend (Sunday, September 8 at 6:00 pm) in Central Hall. Our congregational meetings are important times for us. Our by-laws and our church culture calls for transparency in our meetings. For this reason and because we are congregationally governed, I hope you will […]

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Leading the Church

NOTE: Please do not unsubscribe! This article is pertinent to my local congregation. If you do not want to read this article, simply delete. I will resume the daily devotionals Monday Morning. I appreciate your reading and subscribing.     I want to invite you to our second of four congregational meetings for the year […]

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Getting Ready for the Future

2018 has been an historic year at First Baptist Church. We have had record attendances in Connect Groups, Worship Services, and new members while building facilities to carry us far into the future. When I reflect over these and several other significant events, I am moved to gratitude to God for His goodness and appreciation […]

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Governing the Church

Churches are governed in many different ways. While I don’t consider that others govern their churches wrongly, I certainly am thankful for the way our church is led and directed. We are a free church, and we are congregationally governed. This means that the authority is derived from the congregation. In practical terms it means […]

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Memorial Day and Our Summer Schedule

On this Memorial day weekend, we must remember and give thanks for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. I hope you will do more than just take a day off. I hope that you will also remember. We are rapidly approaching our summer schedule. Vacation Bible School begins Monday, June 4. We hope […]

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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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And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. — 1 John 4:16 (NIV)