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2020 in 2020

I have really exciting news. Connect Group attendance January 11-12, 2020, (1744) was  one of the five highest attendances in our history, all of which have occurred in the last six months. Our Worship attendance (2704) that day was the largest we’ve ever had for a day besides Easter, Christmas Eve, and the day we […]

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Why I Hate to See August Go

I suppose I really have many reasons to hang on to the month of August, but I want to give you reasons from a church standpoint of why I hate to see the calendar turn from August to September. This has been the best monthly attendance in the history of the church. This is both […]

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I Want You to Have a Church “Family”

My family and I want to thank you for your prayer and wonderful expressions of sympathy over the death of my mother. You as a church have been everything we needed you to be during this time. Our pastors and our church staff members have supported me and carried on the ministry of the church. […]

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

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Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. — Proverbs 17:9 (NIV)