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The State of the Church:Where We Are at This Point in History

Two weeks ago, I had no idea where we would be today. Even one week ago seems like a time long ago which is now almost forgotten. Two weeks ago we were having record attendance in worship and talking about having 2000 people in Connect Group attendance. Two weeks ago we talked about increasing the […]

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Welcome to First Baptist Church

I want to welcome you to First Baptist Church! As I often say, “Thank you for attending. We are glad you are here.” We recognize what a special day this is. While many of our regular attenders are visiting family out of town, many of you are guests worshiping with us on this special day. […]

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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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We’re Glad You’re Here!

For the last 29 years I have written this article entitled, Lagniappe, a term meaning “a little something extra.” While every now and then I have to find something to write, most of the time I haven’t even had to consider to write  because I use this column to write about where we are in […]

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It’s Time to Go FORWARD!

You have obviously seen the fast pace of our new construction. The contractors tell us that they are on time and are hopeful to have the educational portion of the building ready next summer. The commons area and the new worship center will be ready early in 2018. It’s exciting to see everything that’s taking […]

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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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This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. — 1 John 3:16 (NIV)