Fred O. Pitts
Fred became the Lead Pastor of Clairmont Hills Baptist Church in September 2004. Although life in the 21st century is complex, Fred believes the purpose of life can be summed in a simple way, using the answer Jesus gave when asked which was the greatest of all 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, "As a pastor, the primary calling in my life is helping people live out their purpose. 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. I like to see myself as a 'player-coach' who walks among others in the church and not above them."
Tragedies strike our world every day. And when they hit us personally, we often call out to God in anger and pain, “Why? Why did you let this happen?” Because of all the evil and unfairness we see in our world, many find it hard to believe in a God who claims to be all powerful and full of love for us. Do the evil and unfairness of the world make it hard for you to believe? Let’s think about it…