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“They’re Everywhere”

Several years ago I started keeping track of attendance for Bible Study and for worship for the twelve months between June 1 and May 31. At this point, I don’t remember exactly why I did so. I seem to recall that we once thought about beginning the new church year in June. That didn’t happen, […]

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Finishing Forward

What an amazing time the last year has been. It’s hard to imagine but we are within one month of being in our new Worship Center for a full year. We have much to celebrate and much to be thankful for. For example, our worship attendance and Bible Study attendance are up significantly. Specifically, our […]

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Have You Noticed What is Happening?

Have you noticed what is happening in our Connect Groups (aka Sunday School, Small Group Bible Study, Bible Fellowship Groups)? It may be hard for you to know what’s going on since we no longer give a week by week report about Connect Groups, Worship Attendance, and financial giving. Here’s what is happening in our […]

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End of Year Report

2018 was an historic year for First Baptist church. Obviously, opening a new and amazing worship center would certainly make this an historic year at any place. But it’s also history making because the church reached record levels in 2018 in every measurable category. Worship attendance increased 13% last year over the previous year, averaging […]

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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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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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