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.”
Living in a sinful world, God’s original intent in Creation is often masked by sin, pain, and suffering. We may sometimes feel abandoned by God when distress is present and prayers seem unanswered. Many times we allow such things to overshadow all the good things that we may also have in our lives. Several of David’s psalms refer to life’s challenges; here, we are reminded that we are often blessed to walk in pleasant places with God!