Staff Blog

College Football Down South and Irma

So when you hear that phrase, it means fall and football season are at hand—along with a hurricane (or two). I’ve always loved college football season (yes, I use the word love inappropriately). I was raised on Georgia football. Go Dawgs! My early childhood and...

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Harvey Relief

Dear friends, If you keep up with national news, there is no doubt that you are aware of the devastation that has occurred in Houston. Many of you are asking how our church can respond to this crisis. I would like to give you two concrete things that you can do at...

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“I was hungry and . . . “

“Please come only once a month.”  It sounds like a reasonable recommendation we make to our food pantry clients.  We could even dress it up in a rather noble explanation like, “We want to help as many people as we can.”  The fact of the matter, however, sounds a lot...

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Summer is Here

I want to begin by quoting the great theologian (that’s a joke) Alice Cooper; “School’s out for summer!” I think it’s appropriate that I use his lyrics since he and his wife worshiped with us on Sunday morning just a few weeks ago. It is hard to believe, but the summer is here.

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Baby Dedication

One of the great privileges of being a pastor is that I share in some of the most sacred times in a family’s life….

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AND MERCER UNIVERSITY

The ties between First Baptist Church in Augusta and Mercer University in Macon are long and strong. Founded by Baptists in 1833, Mercer University has been an outstanding provider of excellent higher education in Georgia and the entire region. Over these years, First...

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A PRAYER FOR FEBRUARY 26

Gracious God, You have touched the life of the First Baptist Church in Augusta many times during her history. Our Bicentennial Anniversary is reminding us that the hand of your Providence in the journey of this family of faith is amazing. This story of Providence is...

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A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES

On March 25, 1817 a new organization was born in Augusta. It was called “The Baptist Praying Society of Augusta.” Although it was not yet a constituted church, this group of eighteen people drafted a statement about their purpose for coming together. They wrote: “We,...

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FORMER PASTORS

The story of First Baptist Church in Augusta is a story that is seen in thousands of faces and heard in thousands of voices. Over the course of two hundred years, people have served, given, sacrificed, prayed, laughed, cried, worshiped, ministered, hoped, forgiven,...

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SPIRITUAL FITNESS TRACKER

For Christmas in 2015 my wife and I gave each other personal fitness trackers. These are tools that you wear on your wrist and the tracker will keep count of the number of steps that you take during the day, the miles that you walk, the number of calories you burn,...

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