Staff Blog

Spiritual Ancestry

Perhaps some of you, like me, have been intrigued by the ads from various companies offering to test our DNA so that we can learn about our ethnic heritage. I confess that I was intrigued enough to order a test! As I awaited the results, I began to wonder what they... read more

A Compass Rose for a New Year . . . and Always

Sunday, December 18th was an event-filled day for me.  After the Christmas Cantata had been presented that morning, I pronounced the Benediction just before 12noon, and three hours later was on a train bound for New York City.  I had made plans to join Charles &... read more

With Gratitude

As we prepare to celebrate Daniel Glaze’s ten years of ministry among us and offer our prayers of blessing for his new ministry in Richmond, Virginia, I’d like to share with you some of the ways I’m grateful for the ministry we’ve shared. Some of you may not know that... read more

An Update from Daniel

Note: This letter should arrive to most of your mailboxes today. In the event mail is delayed, I’m posting it below. Dear First Baptist Brothers & Sisters, I can hardly believe that 10 years has passed since you called me to be the pastor of First Baptist... read more

In Praise of Young People!

Two events recently have renewed my faith in the resilient spirit of our church. No, I’m not talking about how the first floor of the church house flooded twice in three weeks—that’s an unfortunate fact of life living in a flood-prone area, not to mention having the... read more

A New Journey

On Friday, August 19, I embarked on a new educational journey as I attended orientation for the Doctor of Ministry degree program at the McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University.  For several years I’ve contemplated the possibility of pursuing such a degree but... read more