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Click for Pastor's Corner Dr. Stephen E. Dollar
Senior Pastor

    Dr. Dollar with his wife Linda and their three children came to Pine Forest Baptist Church in September 1991 to begin serving as pastor to this congregation of believers.  Dr. Dollar holds degrees: 

  • Doctor of Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1983

  • Major:New Testament and Greek

  • Master of Divinity, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1977

  • Major: Greek and Hebrew

  • Bachelor of Arts, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, 1973

  • Major: Human Relations (Sociology and Psychology)

  • Minor: Speech Arts

   Dr. Dollar writes: "The mission of God’s church is stated in Matthew 28:18-20.  Hence the church is to preach, reach and teach others about our Savior Jesus. My desire is to see men, women, boys and girls come to know Jesus in saving faith. Once faith is established, I desire to see individuals and families develop a strong and genuine walk with the Lord."

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"The Place Where Love Met"

By now, you’ve seen the motto of the Pine Forest Baptist Church, “The Place Where Love Meets.” This motto is based on an ancient legend of why the rabbis selected a specific location for a temple. Two brothers lived on adjoining farms. One was married and had a houseful of children; the other was a bachelor. After harvest time, the married brother and his wife were talking about how much for which they had to be thankful. Then, he began to think about his brother, about how lonely he must be without a family, about the things lacking in his life. So he said to his wife: “I’m going to take some of my harvest over to my brother. Maybe it will make up for his lonely condition.

At the same time, his bachelor brother was thinking about his good crop, about how many blessings he had, about his life of ease. Then he began to think about his brother, about how hard it was for him to care for his family, about how many more responsibilities he had. So he said to himself: “I’m going to take some of my harvest over to my brother. Maybe it will help make up for his difficult life.”

Each brother went about his mission of mercy, unbeknown to the other. Each gathered a portion of his harvest and moved towards his brother’s farm. As they walked toward each other from opposite fields, they met. There, the rabbis say, is where the temple was built - on the spot where love met.

Our desire as a church family is to be the place where love meets. The cross of Jesus is the place where God’s love met and conquered the sin of man. Our church family is entrusted with the message of sharing this love with persons without Christ and with one another. “We love, because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19).

Welcome to The Place Where Love Meets

Your pastor, Dr. Dollar

    The main purpose of this web-site is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ by providing information regarding how to be saved, opportunities of worship, Bible Study, fellowship, as well as opportunities of service for believers.

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