7/30/23 A Note from Pastor Ben
July 28th, 2023
Church Family,This past week, I read an article entitled “You Don’t Know When Your Last Sermon Will Be" by Steve Bateman. The article challenged preachers to consider a few truths: they will one day p...
7/23/23 A Note from Pastor Ben
July 21st, 2023
First Baptist,As the summer moves along with a rapid pace, I want to encourage you tothink deeply about heaven. Let’s face it, our daily rhythms leave little time for meditation and contemplation of e...
7/16/23 A Note from Pastor Ben
July 14th, 2023
Church Family,Last Sunday was such an amazing time with an amazing church as we commissioned to send an amazing family to the ends of the earth. The Carmichael Missionary Commissioning Service will g...
7/2/23 A Note from Pastor Ben
June 30th, 2023
Friends and Family,As we get ready to celebrate the birth of our nation, it’s fascinating to consider how unlikely it was that we actually becamea nation.On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independen...
6/25/23 A Note From Pastor Ben
June 23rd, 2023
Friends and Family,Named after the famous explorer Meriwether Lewis (Lewis and Clark), The Meriwether Society is a First Baptist book club of sorts that exists for the purpose of exploring ideas from ...
6/18/23 A Note From Pastor Ben
June 16th, 2023
Friends and Family,The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a cooperation of like-minded autonomous churches for the sake of evangelism and missions. First Baptist is a part of the SBC. Every year w...
6/11/23 A Note From Pastor Ben
June 9th, 2023
Friends and Family,VBS was amazing! There were many hands and hearts that went into making VBS so awesome. I want to thank every student and adult who took time off from work or your busy summer sche...
6/4/23 A Note From Pastor Ben
June 5th, 2023
Friends and Family,It’s been a few weeks since we’ve been in the Gospel of John, so I’ve been eagerly anticipating jumping back in it. I have loved studying the book of John. D.A. Carson (who wrote on...
5/28/23 A Note From Pastor Ben
May 31st, 2023
Friends and Family,It’s been 25 years since I gave my heart to Jesus.It was the summer of 1998, and people at that time were restless over Y2K— the computers were going to crash and world was coming t...
5/21/23 A Note From Paster Ben
May 22nd, 2023
Friends and Family,I love seeing so many friendships among the people of First Baptist. One of the greatest gifts we can receive on planet earth is friends. Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loves at all...
5/14/23 A Note From Pastor Ben
May 15th, 2023
Friends and Family,On this Mother’s Day, I want to give a shout-out to all of our awesome First Baptist moms. Some of you are young and you tend to deal more with throw-up than you get to dress-up. So...
5/7/23 A Note From Paster Ben
May 8th, 2023
Friends and Family,The call to forgive is something most of us learn early in childhood, but it rarely comes easy, no matter how old we get. Forgiveness is always hard. Yet, the Bible’s commands aren’...