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The Year in Giving

Last week I shared with you a snapshot of the last twelve months at First Baptist Church. This has been a very good year in measurable statistics, with record average attendance in worship and Bible Study as well as new members. For all of this we are grateful. Today I want to share about our […]

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Our New Office Building

The construction on our campus is almost complete (we do have other areas to update and reconfigure which will be discussed below). We are thankful for the amazing buildings which have been built and the opportunities those bring for our ministry. This week the fire marshall comes and the contractor and architects start work on […]

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Our Building and Finances

Each week I write this “little something extra” (Lagniappe, pronounced lan-yap) for the members and attenders of First Baptist Church. I use it to keep each one up to date on where we are as a church. As we approach the opening of our new Connection Center (what we have referred to as the Commons) […]

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Don’t Get Tired

The Bible tells us not to get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up (Galatians 6:9). Those words could have been written for our current capital campaign and building expansion. We have already opened a major part of our building. If you have visited the […]

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Our Congregational Meeting and More

Last Wednesday night we had our first Congregational Meeting for 2017 (our by-laws call for four each year). Our meetings for the congregation are part business and part information and discussion. I would encourage you to participate whenever possible. The meetings last less than an hour and are usually filled with the kind of information […]

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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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