About First Baptist Church Covington
We exist to help people know and accept Jesus Christ and through Him experience life changing relationships.
What We Believe…
The Authority of the Scripture”
The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God.”
2 Timothy 3:16 (TLB)
“Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas who was also named Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren.
Acts 15:22 (NKJV)
The Priesthood of the Believer
“So let us come boldly to the very throne of God and stay there to receive His mercy and to find grace to help us in our times of need.” Hebrews 4:16 (TLB)
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)
An Individual/Personal Commitment to Christ
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”
John 1:12 (NKJV)
“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life..”
Romans 6:4-6 (NKJV)
Dr. Jay Johnston, Associate Pastor
Jay is married to Jerilyn Gaspard Johnston who is the church pianist and teaches piano. Jay and Jerilyn have two sons Grady and Jody. Grady is married to Ann and they have two sons Chaucer and Xander. They live in Jackson, TN where Grady is a Doctor of Nursing Candidate to become a nurse anesthetist. Jody is married to Oliva and they live in Baton Rouge, La. Jody owns and operates a marketing and advertising company that empowers brands to grow intentional relationships through strategic imagery. Oliva is a Law Student at LSU.