Dr. Chas Rowland
Dr. Chas Rowland has served as the lead pastor since 2017. He is married to Rebekah, and has three sons, Charlie, Haddon, and Boyce. Dr. Rowland holds a Ph.D. in Historical Theology and Preaching. Over the past decade he has taught Church History, Systematic Theology, and Preaching as an adjunct professor for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and William Carey University. Pastor Chas is active in the Southern Baptist Convention, serving on multiple boards, and was also elected to be President of the Mississippi Baptist Pastor’s Conference in 2013. Dr. Rowland has been published in multiple journals on the topics of Martin Luther and Pastoral Counseling. He is also a published author for LifeWay Christian Resources.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
“For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Cor 1:17-18
What books other than the Bible have most shaped you?
- Knowing God by J.I. Packer
- Let the Nations be Glad by John Piper
- Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney
- The Soul Winner by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
What is your favorite place to visit?
What is your favorite college sports team?
My favorite team is Tennessee, but my second favorite team is whatever team is playing against Alabama.
What is your favorite hobby?