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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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Three Unbreakable Laws of Leadership

One of my main jobs is to lead the church. Some people would place leadership above preaching and teaching as the main responsibility of a church pastor. With that in mind, I want to share with you three laws which are “unbreakable.” Of course, anything can be broken. The following three laws can be broken, […]

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What Makes A Good Pastor?

Yesterday I had a delightful conversation with a young deacon of a church I know in another city. He was gushing about how much he appreciated his new pastor (the pastor has been at this church for 1-2 years). I could hear the deacon smiling over the phone as he spoke about how the pastor […]

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Why Your Preacher Should Tell Good Stories

In my sermon Sunday, I used an event that happened to me many years ago for the second time. I really didn’t think much about it. After all, maybe half of the congregation hadn’t heard it before, and I thought the other half might not remember it. Boy, was I wrong. Between the services I […]

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Sunday’s Always Coming

Last week I had breakfast with a great young pastor who is leading his church effectively in growth, mission work, and making a difference in his community. It was a great time of fellowship. We talked about a myriad of subjects relating to the work of a pastor. Finally, near the end of our time […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)