Louis Love

Louis Love serves as the pastor of New Life Fellowship Church, which he planted in 1997. Joyfully married, Louis and his wife, Jamie, have three adult children and ten grandchildren.

Summer Means Good Times

Does your family worship feel like detention? How might it be more enjoyable? What is the importance of family worship? C’mon up and join the conversation.

Pulpit Ethics 101

Have you ever witnessed a preaching time when the message was okay, but the brother and his pulpit theatrics were kind of over the top? C’mon up for some guidelines on guarding against showmanship in the pulpit.

Calling Her Blessed: A Mother’s Day Tribute

Today, on the porch, the conversation is about moms. C’mon up and share a word about your mother if you’re so inclined.

Judgment and Mercy at Palm Sunday

Louis Love shares one of Dr. Gardner C. Taylor’s sermons that demonstrates the genius of the black pulpit stringing Gospel truths in and around issues in the lives of the congregation.

A Mordecai Moment: An Ordinary Man’s Response to a Crisis

Louis Love walks us through nine insights from the book of Esther that reflect how Christians ought to respond in the times of the Fergusons, Garners, and Rices. C’mon up and joint he conversation during these “Mordecai Moments.”

How Should Churches Respond to Fallen Pastors?

How should a church respond when there is a sinful failure on the pastor’s part? Are the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3 also disqualifications? Louis Love chops it up with pastors Keelan Atkinson, Bobby Scott, and Kevin Smith about this difficult topic. C’mon up and join the conversation. (Photograph by Stefano Corso via Flickr Creative Commons)

The Main Ingredient: “With Thanksgiving”

Philippians 4:6 has a key ingredient and that’s the thanksgiving aspect. This thanksgiving, let’s remember to do just that: give thanks to our Lord and Savior. Thank you for your encouragement for our ministry. Happy Thanksgiving from The Front Porch!

Hymnbook Theology

Louis Love kicks off a series on The Articles of Faith in the New National Baptist Hymnal. In this post, he discusses the sweet, firm foundation of God’s sufficient, clear, authoritative, and necessary Word.

An Unexpected Link to the Reformation

Sometimes people act as if Reformed theology is foreign to the black church. They ask, “Why do you think churches have not embraced it?” But that’s the wrong question. The real question is, “Why have our churches forgotten it?” For, in truth, this is part of our heritage.

Those Old People and that Old Church Kept Me Married

Louis Love discusses that though many of her members have come through many dangers, toils, and snares and have faced many obstacles aimed directly against their marriages, she — the Black church — by God’s grace, has turned out many solid, healthy and long marriages.

From Grandma to Pastors: The State of the Black Church

What is the state of the traditional black church today? Is it healthy, in good shape, or bad shape? Is prosperity theology historically a norm of black churches? Louis Love gathers pastors Keelan Atkinson, Bobby Scott, and Kevin Smith to chop it up on this weighty topic. C’mon up, pull up a chair, and join the conversation (Photograph by Shavar Ross via Flickr Creative Commons).

Meet the Brothers: Eric Mason & Louis Love

Louis Love & Eric Mason meet up on The Front Porch to talk ministry and life — from the “lashings” that Eric received as a child to the expectations for Biblical Manhood. C’mon up on The Front Porch, pull up a chair, and join the conversation.