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Little Things That Make Me Smile

Martha often tells me, “It doesn’t take much to make you happy.” Sometimes I don’t know how to take that. Today, I want to write about a number of things that make me happy and when I think of them, I smile. As I write this, I’ve just walked through the Connection Center at First […]

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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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Keys to Success

My dad was a businessman, and I’ve always liked business and businesses. As a pastor, I enjoy hearing how people make a living and what they do as a career. It’s simply fascinating. We all have to make business decisions. We no longer live in simple times or in an agrarian society. We must all […]

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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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A Snapshot of the Last Twelve Months

This past week we submitted our Annual Church Profile to our ministry partners at the Northshore Baptist Association. This report also goes to Louisiana Baptists and to the Southern Baptist Convention. Like you, these ministry partners want to know the state of the church (ours and others) at this point in time. Our Annual Church […]

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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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Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. — 1 John 4:11-12 (NIV)