Fred O. Pitts
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.”
What are your goals in life? They affect your values, thinking, and behavior. Paul tells the Philippians his own ultimate goal, one all of us should share: “the resurrection from the dead.” What does he mean by this? Paul shares three desires that he has that will help him—and us—achieve that goal. Here he also reminds us that salvation is a process that begins at conversion but is incomplete until we meet the Lord.