Road Trip: Three First Baptists

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The best part of my job is being able to spend time one-on-one with pastors. Pastors are a gift to the church. They provide leadership, nurture, direction, teaching, counsel and care to God’s children. The Bible refers to pastors as “shepherds” (I Peter 5:2). Interestingly, this is the same terminology Scripture applies to Christ. In other words, pastors have been … Read More

Road Trip: Carthage, TX

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I recently had the privilege of spending a few hours with Dr. Allen Tilley, pastor of First Baptist Church in Carthage, TX. Carthage is the home of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and is the setting of the major motion picture, Bernie. Dr. Tilley has served Frist Baptist for over fifteen years. God has used his leadership to … Read More

Road Trip: Shady Grove & Soso Mississippi

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I enjoyed another exciting road trip to visit Baptist Missionary Association churches: It was my first visit to Soso Mississippi -and it was anything but (you got it) so-so! Berean Baptist Church welcomed me with incredible hospitality.  Their congregation is a warm loving family. Their pastor, Bryson Haden has a law enforcement background. He explains that his experience “reading people” … Read More