New Salem Baptist
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Meet Our Pastor!






         Thank you for visiting the online home of New Salem Baptist Church!  New Salem is a warm, loving congregation where you can be introduced to Jesus Christ and discover what it means to follow him. We strive for our worship to be honest, heart-felt and honoring to God, with a relaxed, family atmosphere that incorporates a variety of musical styles. Our preaching and teaching is centered on the Bible, seeking to apply the timeless truths of Scripture to the issues of modern life. Our fellowship is genuine and caring, seeking not just to be a friendly church but a church of friends (when you come to worship, be prepared to receive lots of handshakes and hugs). We are also a  community that believes in ministry, getting outside the walls of our campus to share the love of Jesus through acts of service to others. If fact, we believe that the message of Jesus is so life-changing that we feel compelled to go out and share it with as many people as possible, both through the efforts of our own church and in partnership with our sister Southern Baptist congregations around the country.

        We hope that, in addition to visiting us online, you will be our guest in person at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions about New Salem Baptist that are not answered in these pages, please do not hesitate to contact us. May God richly bless you as you seek His direction in your life, and remember--no one loves you more than Jesus does!
In Christ,
Pastor Alan Rogers
About Pastor Alan...
     Alan Rogers is a native of Hixson and a graduate of Hixson High School, the University of Tennesee at Chattanooga (B.A. in Communications) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. in Systematic Theology). Before coming to New Salem in August of 2009, Alan previously served churches in Chickamauga, Georgia, and Lynchburg, Virginia. Alan also enjoyed a fourteen year career in Christian broadcasting, including stints as program director of WBSN-FM in New Orleans and promotions director for the Spirit FM radio network in Virginia. Alan and his wife Melody have four children, and make their home in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee.
     When you visit New Salem's worship services, please make a point to introduce yourself! Pastor Alan usually can be found after each service greeting guests in the foyer of New Salem's sanctuary.
On Twitter: AlanRogers423
Recommended Reading...
[Note: These are books that I have found helpful in my own personal journey as a follower of Christ, a parent, and a pastor. Inclusion on this list is not a blanket endorsement of everything an author writes or does. As with anything, read with a critical mind and a discerning spirit (Acts 17:10-11). Be blessed!
--Pastor Alan]
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (Granite Publishers, 2006)
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel (Zondervan, 1998)
Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby  & Claude King (Broadman, 2004)
Over the Top by Zig Ziglar (Thomas Nelson, 1994)
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren (Zondervan, 2002)
Radical by David Platt (Multnomah, 2010)  
Not a Fan, by  Kyle Idleman (Zondervan, 2011) 
The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
 Reclaiming Glory by Mark Clifton (Broadman & Holman, 2016)
Reading right now:
Let the Nations Be Glad, by John Piper (Baker Academic, 2003)
Meet Generation Z, by James Emory White (Baker Books, 2017)
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 August 4, 2019  "It's a Wonderful Life" (John 1:40-42)   ***New***
 July 28, 2019  "A Story of Hell"  (Luke 16:19-31)   
 July 21, 2019  "The Importance of One"   
 July 14, 2019  "Bringing a Friend to Jesus"  (Luke 5:17-26)  
 July 7, 2019  "Joining Jesus' Team (Matthew 4: 18-22)  
 June 30, 2019  "Are You Called?" (Ephesians 4:7-16)    
 June 16, 2019 "The Kind of Man that Impresses God"  (Luke 7:1-10)   
 June 2, 2019  "How to Make the Connection" (Heb. 10:19-25)   
 May 26, 2019  "What Happens When You Make the Connection"  
 May 19, 2019  "Why You Should Make the Connection"     
 May 12, 2019  "Thank God for Faithful Women" (Rom. 16:1-5)    
 May 05, 2019  "May the Spirit Be with You!"
 April 28, 2019  "Standing at the Crossroads" (Proverbs 4:10-19)   
 April 21, 2019  "What Love Looks Like" (1 John 4:9-11)
 April 14, 2019  "What Do You Want from Jesus?" (John 12:12-26) 
 March 31, 2019
 March 24, 2019  "Reckless Love?" (Luke 15) 
 March 10, 2019  "What the Book of Revelation Tells Us about God's Endgame" (Pt. 2) 
 March 3, 2019  "What the Book of Revelation Tells Us about God's Endgame" (Pt.1)  
 February 24, 2019  "What the Promise of Jesus' Return Offers Us" (1 Thess. 4:13-5:11)  
 February 17, 2019  "What Jesus Tells Us about the Final Judgement" (Matt. 25:1-46)     
 February 10, 2019  "What Jesus Tells Us about Recognizing the End of Time" (Matt. 24:1-51)   
 February 3, 2019  "What the Old Testament Tells Us about the Fate of the Human Race"  
 January 27, 2019  "A New Approach to Your Relationships" (Col. 3:12-17) 
 January 20, 2019  "A New Approach to Handling Life's Trials" (James 1:2-12)   
 January 13, 2019   "A New Approach to Your Finances"     
 January 6, 2019  "A New Approach to Your Spiritual Growth" (1 Tim. 4:6-10)   
 December 23, 2018  "A Foot-Stomping Christmas" (Romans 16:20)   
 November 25, 2018  "Why Church Unity is Critical" (Rom.15:7-13)  
 November 18, 2018  "How the Gospel Promotes Unity among Christ's Followers" (Rom. 15:1-6)      
 November 11, 2018  "How the Gospel Informs the Exercise of Our Convictions" (Rom. 14:13-23)  
 October 28, 2018  "How the Gospel Helps Us Accept Those with Whom We Disagree" (Rom. 14:1-13)  
 October 14, 2018  "Asleep or Awake?" (Rom. 13:11-14) 
 October  7, 2018  "The One Debt We Owe Everyone" (Rom. 13:8-10)
 September 30, 2018  "How the Gospel Impacts Our Relationship with the State, Pt.2" (Rom. 13:1-7)
 September 23, 2018  "How the Gospel Impacts Our Relationship with the State, Pt.1" (Rom. 13:1-7)
 September 9, 2018  "How the Gospel Helps Us Overcome Evil with Good" (Rom. 12:14-21)
 September 2, 2018  "How  to Recognize a Gospel-Powered Life" (Rom. 12:9-13)
 August 19, 2018  "How the Gospel Impacts Our Relationships" Pt. 1 (Rom. 12:3-8)
 August 12, 2018  "Living in Response to God's Grace" (Romans 12:1-2)
 August 05, 2018  "Are You Headed in the Right Direction? (1 Peter 4:1-6)
 July 22, 2018  "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus...Now What?"
July 1, 2018  "The Truth that Sets Us Free" (John 8:31-38)
 June 24, 2010   "Meet the Church", Pt. 3: Why Does the Church Exist?
 June 10, 2018   "Meet the Church", Pt. 2: Who Belongs to the Church?
 June 3, 2018   "Meet the Church", Pt. 1: Who Does the Church Belong To? 
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