By Karen L. Willoughby, Managing Editor
[img_assist|nid=7695|title=It's Time|desc=LBC President Rod Masteller, pastor of Summer Grove Baptist Church in Shreveport, will preside over his final annual meeting Nov. 14-15 at First Baptist Church of Covington.|link=none|align=left|width=425|height=640]COVINGTON – The countdown has begun. “It’s time,” the theme of the 2011 annual meeting of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, sets the stage for “Awaken 2012.”
The scriptural foundation: Another reason for right living is that you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up …. – Romans 13:11 NLT.
“God is doing great work here amongst Louisiana Baptists, and the time is right for a spiritual awakening,” said LBC President Rod Masteller, pastor of Summer Grove Baptist Church in Shreveport. He has traveled across the state several times during the two years he has served as president. “I have sensed a true desperation for God among those pastors and directors of missions … something I’ve never sensed before.”