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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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What We Are Doing Today

I want to remind you of the significance of what we are doing today. Today, the membership of our church will vote to elect deacons who will serve the church over the next two years. At First Baptist Church, deacons are not administrators. They are leaders and servants who live as examples for the congregation […]

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Things to Know for November and Beyond

Most of you know how “hyper” the last three months have been. We have gone to a (wonderfully successful) new schedule and moved almost every class. We are continuing to work at doing ministry while we wait for construction to be complete. Here are some things you need to know about November. First, the entryways […]

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Two Things You Need to Know

One of the things I try to do constantly is to keep you informed about important events in the church as well helping you see the vision and purpose of the church. With that in mind, here are two things you need to know. First, deacons serve as servant leaders of our congregation. While they […]

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Two Ways You Can Affect the Future at FBC

The Bible tells us about who we are as members of the body of Christ. Paul reminded us that we have one body with many members and these members do not have  the same function. It’s the same in the body of Christ. In Christ we who are many form one body and each member […]

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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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