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What Would You Tell the Leaders of Your Church?

Sunday afternoon, Martha and I traveled to Pineville, Louisiana, to fellowship with and speak to the deacons of First Baptist Church. It was a great time. I know many people in that fellowship, and it was a joy to see them. Their pastor is a great leader who has done a good job leading the […]

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The Importance of Leadership

John Maxwell has famously stated: “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” That may be true in the business world, politics, or sports, is it also true in matters of faith. As I prepared to preach from Acts 1, I became aware of the importance of leadership. After all, what did Jesus do? According to Luke’s […]

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What Makes A Good Church Leader?

Last night I had the privilege of preaching a deacon ordination service for one of the young men of our church. It was a delightful time being with him and his family and with the family and deacons of First Baptist Church Covington. On any occasion such as this, you often find yourself asking, “What […]

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The Pastor’s Main Job

Except for several years when I served as a professor for a theological institution, I’ve been a pastor since I was eighteen years old (when I say that I usually smile and rhetorically ask, “What were those people thinking?”). One of the main things I have pondered over the years is the job that a […]

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Integrity and Leadership

“If you want to lead others, you’ve got to have their trust, and you can’t have their trust without integrity”–Corporate CEO. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The only people […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)