Dr. Fred and Leigh Lowery


Having “a wonderful sense of humor, Dr. Fred goes straight to God’s word and offers fresh insight as he communicates the truth of Christianity in practical ways.  Most of his sermons are on the theme of “Faith, Family, and Friends.”

Dr. Fred’s televised service, First Word, began airing on KTBS Channel 3 in June 1983 at 7 AM every Sunday.  His broadcast was the top-rated Sunday program in the tri-state area of northwestern Louisiana, east Texas, and southwestern Arkansas.

Dr. Fred’s book Covenant Marriage:Staying Together for Life was published in 2002.  Other works include:  Faith, Family, and Friends; Four Steps to Restoring Relationships; Home Improvement 101; Jogging Through The Bible; Seven Habits of Highly Successful Marriages; and How to Be Happy and Stay Married.  These books and his sermons can be accessed through this website.

Called to the ministry in 1960 at the age of seventeen, Dr. Fred came to First Baptist Bossier in 1983 at the age of forty. Under his leadership, FBB added a 2,500-seat worship center, remodeled each building on campus, purchased additional land, and added a children’s addition, and a state-of-the-art preschool building called Tiny Town.

Dr. Fred is a former president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention and a former vice president and president of the Pastor’s Conference in the Southern Baptist Convention.  He retired from FBB on January 1, 2014 and was honored as Pastor Emeritus.