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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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The Day They Gave A Standing Ovation at IHOP

The awful devastation of Hurricane Harvey made me remember something that happened twelve years ago. Twelve years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It has taken these twelve years to recover. Like me, many people in my home area recall the devastation and anxiety associated with such a great disaster. […]

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A Response to Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast twelve years ago yesterday. I thought I would never again see anything as devastating. Hurricane Harvey is making everyone reassess their understanding of the word “catastrophe.” The images and the reports are beyond comprehension. Two nights ago I awakened in the middle of […]

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What Will Happen to Southern Baptists?

Today is the first day of the Southern Baptist Convention meeting for 2017. We are meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The meeting is expected to draw between 4000–5000 messengers from across the 47,000 congregation SBC. We have eight messengers from FBC Covington attending. This is an interesting convention for a number of reasons. The issue that […]

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Have a Great Easter (and Try This Web Site)

There’s a website I glance at everyday. Even though I don’t always read each article, I check the headlines to see what’s happening in the world and in the church. The website is the official news organ of my denomination (the Southern Baptist Convention). You can find it here. I keep this site bookmarked on […]

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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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Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. — Psalm 37:4 (NIV)