Since 1975 when I started kindergarten, every August has meant “back to school.” Every August, I have either been a student, the husband of a school teacher, the pastor of a church with a school, or the parent of a student. That is a lot of back to school prayers (and a lot of tuition). […]
About Dr. Steve Horn
Steve Horn was born in Columbia, Louisiana, and grew up in Lafayette. He has a B.A. in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as a M. Div. in Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in Greek/New Testament from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Most recently he served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Lafayette from June 2005 through May 2019. Prior to his ministry in Lafayette he pastored churches in New Iberia, Livingston and Natalbany.
Dr. Horn has served in numerous national and state denominational positions including President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention in 2014-2015 and President of the Executive Board of the LBC in 2010-2011.
He is married to Linett and they have two sons, Joshua and Dru.
Entries by Dr. Steve Horn
We are three months out from the two day annual meeting of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Now is the time for you to make plans to attend. This year we are meeting in Alexandria at the Riverfront Center on November 11 and 12. We just completed a planning meeting for the Convention. Our theme is […]
I get called on a lot to make a statement. I get that. People are looking for an encouraging word or a wise word. But, what about those times when I have nothing to say. No words! That’s how I feel today. I mean I have preached after Oklahoma City, 9-11, Wedgewood Church Shooting, Sutherland […]
When I was in college, I was invited to attend an “Advance” sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I had been on retreats before, but I had never heard of an “Advance.” When I asked about the meaning of an “Advance,” my leader asked if I had ever been on a retreat. When I indicated […]
You have heard that God does not make mistakes! We do, but God does not. I experienced this last week while in El Salvador. I travelled with Compassion International to El Salvador. My trip was primarily to check on a church partnership that had been started with Compassion in May 2018. The idea of our […]
I already believed that God’s timing is always perfect. I experienced that again last week while visiting El Salvador with Compassion International. Compassion values that their ministry be Christ-centered, church-based, and child-focused. I witnessed the success of their keeping these values during my stay in El Salvador last week. Here’s my story about the perfection […]
We need each other. We knew this already, but we seem to forget this too often. Seeing people help each other from every walk of life is rewarding even in the midst of tragedy We need God. Without a spiritual compass that points to an empty cross, an empty tomb, and an awaiting eternal glory […]
A few days ago I wrote about some spiritual lessons that we can learn from catastrophic events. Let me continue with a few additional thoughts today. Advanced preparation is the key. In all matters of life, we must get ready well in advance of the problem. The time to prepare for eternity is now. The […]
Genesis 32:24-32 Jacob’s struggle with the “man of God” sets the stage for some lessons we can learn. Jacob wrestled through the night with this unidentified “man of God.” Jacob demanded, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” Can our wrestling with catastrophes like flooding bless us? They can if we are […]
See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. (Deuteronomy 30:15 NIV) The Book of Deuteronomy begins with this phrase, “These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel.” More than just a sentence of introduction, “These are the words” was the literal title that this book went by in the Hebrew […]
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