I recently had the opportunity to interview one of my preaching, Dr. Ralph Douglas West, the founding and Senior-Pastor of the Church Without Walls in Houston, TX.

I have known Ralph West since I was a boy. And he has been a model preacher/pastor that I have followed over the course of my ministry.

I cherish his friendship, counsel, and encouragement.

It was my privilege to sit down with Pastor West for this one-one-one. I expected this interview to be about an hour. But Pastor West was so generous with his time, we talked for 2 1/2 hours!

This is a three-part interview, the portion below is part 1 of 3. The remaining parts will be posted throughout the week.

(A big shout-out to the SMBC Media Team for your partnership in the gospel. You make it happen!)

Did you find this interview helpful? What stuck out to you? Has the ministry of Ralph West been a blessing to you? Join the conversation in the comments section.