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Report from Our Congregational Meeting

Last Wednesday evening (November 20, 2019) the church met for our fourth and final congregational meeting for the year. This was an important meeting for the church. Here are the major items we discussed and executed: First, the church extended a unanimous call to Adam Watson to serve as Worship Pastor. Adam has accepted our […]

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

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When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” — Matthew 2:4-6 (NIV)