God, Give Me Mountains!

God, Give Me Mountains!

God, Give Me Mountains!  written by Neal Thornton, Senior Pastor (January 16, 2023) “And the waters continued to abate until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.” – Genesis 8:5 The...
Moving to Elders: A Suggestive Strategy

Moving to Elders: A Suggestive Strategy

Moving to Elders: A Suggestive Strategy  written by Neal Thornton, Senior Pastor (December 7, 2022) *This post may be seen as ill-timed given the approaching Christmas holiday. However, our deacon body is currently in conversations on issues of polity, which this post...
Dinner Time at Coats Baptist

Dinner Time at Coats Baptist

It’s Dinner Time at Coats Baptist written by Neal Thornton, Senior Pastor (September 26, 2022) I thought about titling this post “Five reasons I like food.” But that would be too transparent of me!  Starting Wednesday night October 5 we’ll be offering 6 weeks of...
Does Divorce Disqualify?

Does Divorce Disqualify?

Does Divorce Disqualify? written by Neal Thornton, Senior Pastor (August 20, 2022) As a Christian first and a local church pastor second, I am continually reminded that Christians are in the “people business.” To be a follower of Christ means to be in the church and...
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