October 23, 2019

“Have mercy on me,  Lord, for I call to you all day long”

Psalm 86:3

Over the past months there has been a stirring in my spirit, a stirring calling me to trust in the Lord in new ways, to recognize and confess my weakness and need for God, and so to c...

September 3, 2019

Dear Central Family,

I am writing this as I am sitting at my desk in my study at Central, feeling like it wasn’t all that long ago that I was last sitting here, finishing up last minute things on my to do list that I needed to get done in order to dep...

October 30, 2018

This past Saturday we witnessed the horrendous mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. This terrible incident came on the heels of a series of pipe bombs sent to former Presidents, political figures, celebrities, and news organizat...

May 23, 2018

At the annual business meeting on May 20th, I let the congregation know that the staff and Board have approved a plan to move to two services in September of this year. I wanted to write to let you know the reason for this decision, and let you know...

April 4, 2018

One of the great privileges I have as the pastor of Central Baptist Church is the opportunity to learn from many women and men in our congregation who have gone before me in the ministry and who have shared their wisdom and experience with me. One of...

March 1, 2018

Hopefully you all know by now that the weekend of April 27-29 is going to be a special weekend in the life of Central Baptist Church, as we will be gathering to celebrate 125 years of God’s faithfulness to our congregation, and to look ahead to the n...

January 3, 2018

Three years ago, I preached through the Book of Revelation. Well…almost. As some may recall, I didn’t preach through chapters 2 and 3, a section of Revelation that contains messages from Christ to seven churches in Asia Minor. At that time, I promise...

December 27, 2017

On March 28, 1893, a group of 34 people held a worship service in a chapel on Abelmarle Street, near the corner of Front Street, in north St Paul. This was the first service in the history of what was to become Central Baptist Church. At its founding...

November 30, 2017

“O come, Desire of nations, bind

All peoples in one heart and mind;
Bid envy, strife and quarrels cease;
Fill the whole world with heaven’s peace”

(O Come, O Come Emmanuel)

“Advent is all about desire”


The human heart was created by God to de...

November 7, 2017

This past Sunday, a small community of followers of Jesus in Sutherland Springs, Texas came together for their weekly gathering to pray, worship God, fellowship with one another, and hear God’s Word proclaimed. But as we know, this seemingly routine...

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