Do not forget the covenant I have made with you,

and do not worship other gods.  

Rather, worship the LORD your God;

it is he who will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.”

~2 Kings 17:38-39~


Please pray for Ryan “Rufus” Williams who is now in ICU with pneumonia.  Pray his doctors can get the infection cleared up quickly.

Please pray for Phil Connelly today as he has a check-up following recent surgery.


Dr. Jerry N. Barlow

Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 | Views: 54

Dr. Jerry N. Barlow
Crain Funeral Home


And a resident of Covington went to be with the Lord on Saturday night November 11, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was born on June 13, 1945 in Petal, MS and graduated from Petal High School before studying chemistry at William Carey College. During his time there, Jerry was selected to work at the Oak Ridge nuclear power plant in Tennessee, an honor he was always very proud of. Jerry joined the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam Era. Upon returning, he surrendered to the ministry which would remain his devotion for the next 40 years. Jerry graduated from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and after short tenures at various churches his family moved to Franklinton, where he served at First Baptist Church from 1981 until 1996. He always had a desire to be a church pastor as well as being a teacher so he returned to NOBTS and began serving in that ministry that continued until his passing. Jerry taught in the Leavell College, as well as the Master’s Program and also served as Dean of the Graduate Studies Program. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and the outdoors. Jerry cherished the time spent with his family and adored his young grandchildren. He had a saying “I’m gonna live until I die, and I’m gonna serve the Lord until I die”, and he most certainly did.

Survived by:

Wife of 47 years: Lynne Barlow of Covington

Daughter and Son in law: Cathy and Kirt Edmonston of Prairieville

3 Grandchildren: Sarah Jane Edmonston,
Spencer Edmonston,
Susanna Edmonston

4 Brothers and Sisters in law: Larry and Sandy Barlow of Tallahassee, FL,
Gary Barlow of Chicago, IL,
Barry and Dina Barlow of Warrenton, VA,
Carey and Janet Barlow of Petal, MS

Mother in law: Betty Oberst of Hattiesburg, MS

Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Bettye Tyner of Hattiesburg, MS,
Robert Oberst, Jr.,
Ricky and Barbara Oberst all of Petal, MS

Also numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents William G. Barlow and Nordeen Sanders Barlow, father in law Robert Oberst and brother in law Thomas Tyner.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held Thursday November 16th at First Baptist Church of Covington (16333 Hwy. 1085, Covington, LA 70433). Visitation will be from 2 pm until the time of the service at 4 pm with Dr. Waylon Bailey, Rev. David Rockett, Dr. Charles Kelley, and Dr. Larry Barlow officiating. A family graveside service and burial will take place in Hillcrest Cemetery in Petal, MS on Friday with Rev. Grant Stegall officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (ATTN: Student Aid Fund, 3939 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70126) or to Louisiana College c/o Jerry and Lynne Barlow Scholarship Fund (LC Box 587, 1140 College Drive, Pineville, LA 71360)



Operation Christmas Child – Drop-Off Day #2

FBC, Kentwood will receive “shoeboxes” from 1-4 P.M. today and 4-6 P.M. Wednesday.  We had a good day yesterday and anticipate more boxes today.


Read the Bible – Ephesians 3-4 & Psalms 9

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net


Third Thursday at the Cabin – 6:30 P.M. Thursday


God has created this special November day for us . Let’s use it wisely!

Anna Lee