The End of Our Year

Dr. Waylon Bailey   The end of our year . . While it seems almost impossible (I feel like I missed March through September), we are rapidly coming to the end of 2020 and to an important time for our church. In order to get our new budget in place and new leaders on various teams, we have three very …

The Privilege of Prayer

Dr. Waylon Bailey   What a Friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer! I learned to sing the hymn, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” as a child and teenager in church. I have never forgotten the words, especially these words, “What a privilege …

Lagniappe

Dr. Waylon Bailey   My sermon for this weekend is about renewing your optimism. I’ve noticed that the events of 2020 have played havoc with our optimistic natures. In a sense, we are asking, “What’s going to happen next?” Today and over the weekend as we worship, fellowship, and study God’s Word, I want us to have our hope and …

Lagniappe

Dr. Waylon Bailey   Matthew 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age. This passage of Scripture is known …

Lagniappe

By Dr. Waylon Bailey This week begins our new sermon series on RENEW. This is not simply a new series; it is who and what we must be and do. I think everyone can now see that things have changed – not just for the short term but also for the long term. Therefore, how we do church must change …

Lagniappe

By Waylon Bailey   During the week I heard someone use the word “remarkable“ about the times in which we are living.  That word didn’t seem strong enough.  These are Dickens’ “the best of times the worst of times”. As a church, and as a people, we must plow through the difficulties we face to make it beyond to a …

Changes Coming

As we started to regather two weeks ago, we promised that we would make changes as the circumstances allowed. Since we have now seen the flattening of the curve and our entry into Phase Two of reopening, we are planning for changes in the coming weeks. This week you will see come reconfiguring of our seating arrangements to add space …

Join Us for Prayer

By Waylon Bailey America needs God, and we need what God can do in our lives. Would you join me and thousands of other Louisiana residents in making today a day of prayer and fasting? Dr. Steve Horn leads Louisiana Baptists through his position as Executive Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. He has asked that our churches and our …

A New Venue For Your “I Do”

Weddings mark the beginning of a precious unity, and we’re excited to offer a breath-taking venue for your family’s next wedding! Thanks to a generous gift, we’re constructing a brand new wedding chapel on the acres bordering Bricker Rd, Murphy Rd, and Highway 21. In about a year, couples can commit to lifelong love beneath the chapel’s classic arches.  While …

The Impact of a Man of God

~by Waylon Bailey The prophet Jeremiah lived and prophesied at the most pivotal juncture of the kingdom of Judah. God set apart Jeremiah to be His spokesman to call the Southern Kingdom to repentance and obedience. During this difficult time, Jeremiah stood tall in his faithfulness to God. Who was Jeremiah and what was his impact? First, Jeremiah was a …