Pursuing Life in Christ with Passion and Purpose   

Fred O. Pitts Jr

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.”

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Gospel of John

Speakers: Fred O. Pitts Jr , Larry DuBose , Wayne Husk

In the last book in the Bible, Revelation, Jesus dictates a letter that commends the church in Ephesus for many good things they are doing, but he also includes a breathtaking rebuke: "But I have this against you: You have abandoned the love you had at first.” Let's make sure that doesn't happen to us! Even as we hopefully use our gifts and talents to serve others, let’s ever make it our desire to rekindle our love for Jesus and our commitment to his Way. To help us in this, we are undertaking a studying of the Gospel of John, for one of the key themes is love: God’s love for us and our love for one another, both of which Jesus mentions in John 13.34-35:

“I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 

And this Gospel of John was penned by the Apostle John, the one known as “the disciple that Jesus loved." He was perhaps the person most close to Jesus in adulthood, and he offers insights into Jesus not found in any other place in Scripture. Let's grow in love for our Lord and each other as we learn more of him through the messages from this powerful book!

What Christmas Tells Us About God (Advent 2023)

Speakers: Fred O. Pitts Jr

Christmas is such a warm and wonderful time of the year. Our thoughts go to family and friends and gifts and more. But Christmas was God's idea. He was trying to tell us some important things. In this series, we explore some of What Christmas Tells Us About God...

December 03: "God Is FOR Us"
December 10: Choir cantata
December 17: "God Is WITH Us"
December 24: "God Is ONE OF Us" (Morning Service)
December 24: "God Is IN Us" (Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship, 6 p.m.)

40 Days of Sharing

Speakers: Fred O. Pitts Jr , Wayne Husk

During this 40 Day Spiritual Adventure, we will be focusing on the "feet" or our "head, heart, hands, and feet" model of discipleship. Head: disciples learn; heart: disciples love; hands: disciples serve; and feet: disciples share. "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news. In this series, we seek to learn how to bring the good news with confidence and without fear!