Snap, Snap, “Over Here!”

Sometime ago I participated in a North Carolina Cooperative Baptist Fellowship zoom meeting. The leader of the meeting asked us to describe, with one word, our Covid-19 experience as it relates to the church. As you have heard me say before, I chose the word,...

Concerns with Online Worship

I remember well the circumstances that led me to finally give in and open a Facebook account. In 2009, my friend Dr. Daniel E. Goodman served as the Bob D. Shepherd Chair of New Testament Interpretation for the Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity. He died...

Read This Please!

The threat and realities of the coronavirus have turned the world upside down. And the church is not an exception. Therefore, allow me to address three questions you may have about the life of First Baptist Ahoskie as we live each day in our new realities. Worship...

The Pope is Coming!

Well, not exactly! However, I am pleased to announce that Paul Baxley will be with us February 2, 2020. Paul is the new Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He will be our guest preacher on Sunday, February 2. He will also lead a discussion...

Were You There

My most memorable Good Friday occurred early in ministry. I served as pastor of Henrietta First Baptist Church from 1997-2001. So, this Good Friday service occurred sometime during those years. I decided to schedule the Good Friday experience at 9am, the time that...