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."
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...