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First Baptist Church is “In the heart of Benton with a heart for all people”. It is a joy to be the pastor of this church! There is a loving, caring spirit here & there is a heart for ministry. I have always taken I Peter 5:1-4 as my philosophy of pastoring. I am a shepherd responsible for leading the sheep by example. Part of my calling is to visit & encourage people, witness to the lost & minister to those who are sick. But my primary calling is to preach the Word of God to the people. I am a strong believer in “Text-Driven Preaching”. Simply put, this means that every sermon is based on the Bible—not popular opinion or popular books. So a text from the Bible “drives” every sermon—the major points should come from that text. Only the Bible is an infallible guide for our lives. That is why I believe that the best way to grow people spiritually is to simply feed them the Word of God. The Holy Spirit does the rest! One of the greatest joys I have is to see people growing in their faith & hungry for more of God’s Word! At First Baptist Church, you will find down-to-earth folks who will give you a warm welcome. You will find a great place to worship & serve God. I look forward to meeting you.