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.”
"For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." (Genesis 2.24)
Here, God gives us two principles for marriage and the result.
The two principles: In the life of the husband and the wife…
1. Marriage is to be the primary relationship
2. Marriage is to be a permanent relationship
The result: “one flesh”—a “weaving” of two lives into one.
One flesh. In a very literal fashion, God speaks of his gift of sexual intimacy. But the unity God intends is more than just sex…