New Salem Baptist
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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
Reading right now:
Simple Church, by Thom Rainer & Eric Geiger (Broadman & Holman, 2006)
Reclaiming Glory by Mark Clifton (Broadman & Holman, 2016)
Biblical Church Revitalization by Brian Croft (Christian Focus, 2016)

Recent Sermons
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 01/14/2018  "How to Pray Effectively"     NEW!
 01/07/2018  "What is Prayer?"     NEW!
 "After Jesus Comes...Then What?"  (Luke 2:21-38)   
 "How to Prepare for Christmas" (Luke 3:1-22)  
  "Welcoming Peace " (Luke 2:8-20) 
 11/29/2017  Passionate Worship: Good Attitude (John 4:19-26)    
 11/19/2017  Passionate Worship: Good Word (Col. 3:16, et al)    
 11/12/2017  Passionate Worship: Good Music (Psalm 149:1, et al)   
 11/05/2017  Passionate Worship: Good Posture (Psalm 63:4)  
 "Five Truths to Live By"  
Why You Should Be a Church Member  
 10/08/2017  When God Is on Your Side (Rom. 8:31-39)  
 10/01/2017  Could God Really Save Someone Like Me? (Rom. 8:26-30) Pt. 2 
 09/24/2017  Could God Really Save Someone Like Me? (Rom. 8:26-30)  Pt. 1   
 09/17/2017  Hope for a Broken World (Rom. 8:18-25)  
 09/10/2017  What Life in the Spirit Means for You (Rom. 8:12-17) 
 09/03/2017  Finding Forgiveness & Freedom through Faith (Rom. 8:1-11)   
 08/27/2017  Our Own Worst Enemy (Rom. 7:14-25)  
 08/20/2017  Are God's Expectations Our Enemy? (Rom. 7:7-13)   
 07/30/2017  Til Death Do Us Part (Rom. 7:1-6)   
 07/23/2017  Who Are You Going to Serve? (Rom. 6:15-23)  
 07/16/2017  The Walking Dead: How to Live by Faith (Rom. 6:1-14)    
 07/02/2017  A Tale of Two Men (and How Their Actions Affect You) (Rom. 5:12-21)  
 06/25/2017  The Benefits of Being Justified by Faith (Rom. 5:1-11)   
 06/11/2017  The Power of Faith in God's Promises (Rom. 4:13-25)   
 06/04/2017  Outward Signs of an Inward Reality (Rom. 4:9-12)  
 05/28/2017  The Only Way to be Made Right with God (Rom. 4:1-8) 
 05/21/2017  How the Gospel Solves Our Problem (Rom. 3:21-31)
 05/07/2017  How Do You Plead? (Rom. 3:9-20)  
 04/30/2017  The Justness of God's Judgment (Romans 3:1-8)   
 04/23/2017  Even Religious People Need the Gospel! (Rom. 2:17-29) 
 04/02/2017  Moral People Need the Gospel (Rom. 2:1-16)  
 03/26/2017  Why We Need the Gospel, Pt. 2 (Rom. 1:18-32)    
 03/19/2017  Why We Need the Gospel, Pt. 1  (Rom. 1:18)  
 03/12/2017  What is the Gospel? (Rom. 1:16-17)    
 03/05/2017  Partners in the Gospel (Rom. 1:1-15)  
 02/26/2017  Walking in Love, Pt. 3-Economic Relationships (Ephesians 6:5-9)  
 02/19/2017  Walking in Love, Pt. 2-Family Relationships (Ephesians 6:1-4)  
 02/12/2017  Walking in Love, Pt 1-Marriage Relationships (Ephesians 5:1-2, 15-33)  
 02/05/2017  Complacency towards God's Promise (Mal. 3:13-4:6)    
 01/29/2017  Complacency towards God's Mercy (Mal. 3:6-12)    
 01/22/2017  Complacency towards God's Justice (Mal. 2:17-3:5)    
 01/15/2017  Complacency towards God's Plan for Relationships (Mal. 2:10-16)   
 01/08/2017  Complacency towards God's Position (Mal. 1:6-2:9)  
 01/01/2017  Complacency towards God's Love  (Mal. 1:1-5)  
Miscellaneous Sermons
Dry Bones  (Ezekiel 37:1-14)   
                                                                                                        Where Is God when I Am Hurting?                  (Isaiah 43:1-7) 

Deacons: Roots, Role and Requirements (Acts 6:1-8, 1 Tim. 3:8-13)