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Why I Want To Write A Blog

Have I lost my mind? Why would I want to add to my workload by writing a blog? Maybe I shouldn’t be the one to determine whether or not I’ve lost my mind, but I can answer why I want to write a blog. First, let me give the spiritual answer. This is the most…

More Really Good News

In March 2001, First Baptist Church moved its main worship and ministry location from its 90 plus year address in downtown Covington to our present 43 acre campus. Churches that relocate face special problems. First, people are attached to the old location. My family certainly was. It was all that we knew for church. Our…

Conformed to the Image of Christ

As a teenager, my parents took us on a wonderful trip–two weeks to Yellowstone and back. Part of the way back was a ride through the Badlands of South Dakota, the last part of the trip before turning south and heading home. Near the little village of Keystone, stands the magnificent Mt. Rushmore with its…

Ministry to teens flourishes with an inviting place to connect

[frame_left][/frame_left] First Baptist Covington invested resources in facilities that offer the ultimate ministry connection point. Just 30 miles north of New Orleans, one can find rich culture and deep community in the heart of Covington, LA. As a thriving part of the locale, First Baptist Church Covington continues to find new and relevant ways to…

Happy Mother’s Day

May God bless our mothers. You have been given the greatest of jobs—to bear and nurture children. It is a God-given job.  I pray God’s blessings over you today. Today is Parent/Child Dedication Day at First Baptist Church. A number of families will present their children before the church and before the Lord. I am…

Making God Smile

Martha and I are away for a few days and we appreciate Jay Johnston and the other pastors who are doing the work of ministry.  We look forward to being back next week and beginning a new sermon series Sealed: Living Godly Lives in an Ungodly World. The sermons will be taken from Paul’s letter…

Making the Biggest Differences

Have you considered what you might do to make real and substantial differences in your life? I believe that there are four significant things that you could do to make the biggest difference in your life. First, Learn to Live as Husband and Wife. Could anything make as big a difference for you? If you…

Television Ministry to Return June 5

After an almost eighteen month absence, the television ministry of First Baptist Church will return on June 5, 2011. We hope that the program will be even better than before and that we will continue to see the positive response that we have had in the past. We are thankful to be aired on WGNO…

Getting Ready For Easter

Easter is now two weeks away. We really need to get ready to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Christians have been getting ready for Easter in one form or another since the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and His ascension to the right hand of the Father. What can we do to make this…