Saturday Shout-Outs: TGC, Aysia, OKC, & Ministry Links

Congratulations to my niece, Aysia Smith, on graduating today from California State University in Sacramento! It was a joy to talk in biblical preaching at the inaugural John A. Reed Jr. Institute at the Fairview Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. I was privileged to attend the board meeting of The Gospel Coalition in Chicago. I […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Evangelism, Mary Wade, & Ministry Links

My wife, Crystal, and I am in Los Angeles today to attend the memorial service for my pastor’s (Dr. Melvin V. Wade, Sr.) mother: Mrs. Mary Wade. Prayers appreciated. Shout-Out to R. Wayne Briant for the opportunity to speak at the Southwest Florida Evangelistic Conference with Dr. Stephen Nelson Rummage in Sarasota this past Monday. Check […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: 43 Years, OKC, & Ministry Links

Thank you to everyone who sent kind words for my birthday this week (2/11). I was already an old man at 21-years-old. At 43, I am now ancient!!! A big shout-out to my Mom, Ellen Charles, whose birthday is the day before mine (2/10). She usually comes to JAX for us to spend our birthdays together. […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: G3, Snow, & Ministry Links

It was a joy to speak at the 2016 G3 Conference (Gospel, Grace & Glory) hosted by my friend, Josh Buice and the Prays Mill Baptist Church of Douglasville, Georgia. (Click here to read host Josh Buice’s reflections on the 2016 G3 Conference). Praying for pastors and churches on the east coast who have to […]