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Racial Reconciliation and Beyond!

I have now been the AMD (Association Missions Director) for two years and three months. I have had two big events take place in this role. One of which I want to share with you now and the other I will share next month. Both are very exciting and have now given me a sense [...]

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Mission-Minded for 2016!

Hello Church, Two-thousand sixteen hasn’t slowed down one bit! We have been extremely busy getting several mis- sion trips lined up for the new year. The rst one will be in Vancouver, Canada, where I am taking seven pastors on a vision trip which is through NAMB (North American Mission Board) and Broadmoor Baptist Church [...]

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2014 Annual Meeting Highlights

The 2014 Annual Meeting was a huge success! I am so thankful for Brian Tillman and Riverbend Church! The facility was perfect, the food was cooked to perfection, and all those who helped serve truly exhibited the love of Christ to the ninety or so people who were present for the meeting. As always, there’s [...]

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Our Annual Senior Adult Rally at EBTC

On May 19 we had our Annual Senior Adult Rally at the Ervin Brown Training Center. The day was beautiful and the crowd that turned out was phenomenal! We had approximately 275 people present for this wonderful tradition. The fish was cooked perfectly by Brandon Potts and his awesome team. We were served delicious fried [...]

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NOBTS Partnership with Longview Heights

Dear Pastors, Staff and friends in Ministry I am so excited to announce a new partnership between Longview Heights Baptist Church and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary! This partnership will serve Baptists throughout the Mid-South by offering high-quality, affordable, accessible and accredited theological training for Sunday School teachers and officers, bi-vocational pastors, deacons, and [...]

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Baptist Distinctives: The Lord’s Supper

The Scripture cites two ordinances. One of those ordinances is Baptism and the other is the Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper was instituted during the Passover time and on the night prior to the betrayal and ultimate crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 26: 18-29; Mark 14: 12-26; Luke 22: 7-20; 1 Corinthians 11: [...]

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Reflections on South Asia

Over these past two weeks I had the incredible opportunity to travel to South Asia.  The purpose of my trip was to encourage a few missionaries who were on the field as well as work among the national partners.  I quickly discovered that what I had to offer was not sufficient for the task ahead [...]

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Check the Pulse

According to Aubrey Malphurs, Dave Olson, and others who track such trends, between 3,000 and 4,000 churches die and close their doors every year. These are old churches and new churches. These are traditional churches and contemporary churches. These are rural churches and metro churches. While this certainly reveals the need to strategically plant new [...]

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Small Church, Big Heart

  Many of you are not aware of this but just three years ago I had the opportunity to be on the front end of something very big. In October of 2006 Amanda and I had the opportunity of a lifetime…to help a church plant.  At the same time Lifepoint began a small group in [...]

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