If You Can Keep From Preaching, Do It!

One day, I had a conversation with a friend who was seeking to discern whether the Lord was calling him to pastoral or pulpit ministry. As he discussed it with me, he noted that he had mentioned this matter to me several times before without comment from me. He was right. I hadn’t responded. And […]

Romell Williams Jr. Interview

Romell Williams is the Pastor of the Lilydale Progressive Baptist Church of Chicago, where he has served for the past eight years. Romell and I met about ten years ago or so. A mutual friend told me of Romell’s ministry and thought we should hook up. I reached out and we have been friends ever […]

Notes from Sunday – 11/25/12

It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving, which is always an interesting Sunday. But it was a good day. I taught on 1 Timothy 2:8-15 – “Men and Women in Worship” – in my Bible Study Fellowship. I did an overview of the passage. But I plan to spend the next several weeks going through it […]

Praise and Thanksgiving

O my God, Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects, My heart admires, adores, loves thee, For my little vessel is as full as it can be, And I would pour out all that fullness before thee in ceaseless flow.   When I think upon and converse with thee Ten thousands delightful thoughts spring up, […]

George E. Hurtt Interview

George E. Hurtt is the Senior-Pastor of the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles. He is the fourth pastor of the congregation. My father, H.B. Charles, Sr. was the second pastor of the church. He served the congregation for over forty years. I was the third pastor of the church. I served the […]

On Sermon Preparation

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. – 2 Timothy 2:15 A pastor’s primary responsibility is to preach and teach the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ (2 Tim. 4:1-5). Faithfulness to this […]

Notes from Sunday – 11/18/12

I couldn’t wait to get to worship today. I was really looking forward to preaching today. Glad to be in the service one more time! I missed our 33 Men’s Bible Study Saturday morning. But I heard it was a great meeting and that even more men showed up. How big is God! Saturday was […]

Melvin V. Wade Sr. Interview (Part 3)

Here is the last section of my interview with my pastor, Dr. Melvin Von Wade Sr.  Make sure you check out Part 1 and Part 2. And share this interview with those you think will find it helpful. Please continue to pray for Pastor Wade and his ongoing work at the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church […]