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Today Is My Father’s Birthday

Today is my father’s birthday. He would have been 91 years old. He died almost 19 years ago at a way too early age. The picture is my dad and brother. I’m the one on the right at about seven or eight years old. Two things strike me about this picture. First, how young–and thin–my […]

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What The Mayor Of Brantley Taught Me About Being A Pastor

My dad served as mayor of Brantley, Alabama, for sixteen years. He was first elected when I was twelve and finally retired from the job sixteen years later. He taught me tremendous lessons, most by what he did rather than what he taught. During his last election campaign (he declined to run for a fifth […]

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Remembering My Dad

My father passed away fifteen years ago today–Valentine’s Day, 1998. I can vividly see in my mind the time he slipped into the conscious presence of the Lord.. Some people might think this makes Valentine’s Day a sad occasion but that is not the case for me. To me, it seems to be an impetus […]

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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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It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’” — Romans 14:11 (NIV)