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.”
Acts 4.12; John 14.6
As communication and transportation advances make us more of a global village, we notice that many people who become our friends have many differences from us, including differences in beliefs about God. Because of pleasant contacts with these people, many find it hard to believe that Jesus is the only way to heaven. Are Christians exclusive? Arrogant? Do we seek to put others down? Or is Jesus just one of many ways to heaven, as many say today?
The answers to these questions become more clear when we truly understand the message of Jesus.