Fred O. Pitts became the Pastor of Ancient City Baptist Church in July 2017. Although life in the 21st century is complex, he believes the purpose of life can be summed up more simply in the answers Jesus gave when asked the greatest of the commandments: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Pastor Fred says, “The primary call in my life is seeking first the kingdom of God through pastoring and teaching. My passion is teaching God’s word in a manner that is both understandable and relevant. Primary emphases in my ministry are compassion and encouragement.”



Sermon on the Mount series BLACK small

In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus reveals to us the heart of God by helping us understand the heart of God's message to us. For too long, we got caught up in the letter of the Law rather than its spirit, and in this sermon, he not only clears up our understanding in so many ways, but he also gives us the key to understanding all of Scripture so that we might truly "seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness"!

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What does it really mean to follow Jesus? This series will help each one of us evaluate where we are in our walk with God, using a simple, memorable, and helpful model of "head, heart, hands, and feet." We should all experience balanced growth in each of these areas as we make our way through stages of development: "pre-birth, infant, growing, and mature." Message in this series are listed below...

Advent series Ill Be Home for Christmas

Truly, all of us have a desire to be "home." Think of all the songs of the season that reference home in one way or another. It is a longing of the human heart! In this Advent series, we will learn that we will never truly be home until we have been adopted into the family of our heavenly Father. Our messages will show the the grand story of what God has done and is doing in us! See the list of messages below...

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God calls us to a life of balance. There is often in the Bible a truth presented in one place and a balancing truth in another. Together, these balancing truths give us the boundaries for thought and action. At other times, imbalance in life comes through faulty understanding of life or God’s word or both. For the next few weeks we will look at some areas needing balance…

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God created us with powerful emotions. It should be no surprise that they are a big part of life for most of us. Remember the feelings you had when achieved a significant milestone in life or when you shared in the success of others? Think of some of your happiest days of life and the emotions the memories still conjure up within you! Positive emotions help make life worthwhile. But what about when our emotions bring difficulties to ourselves and/or those around us? How do we deal with these? In this four week series, we will look at how, as believers, we can deal with four emotions that can be difficult…

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What does it mean to be the church of the Lord Jesus Christ? As we welcome our new pastor, he will take several weeks to highlight what he calls "Basic Church."

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