Celebrating 8 Years as Pastor and People

This past weekend, we celebrated eight years as pastor and people at the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, Florida. In the spring of 2008, I was invited to fill the pulpit one Sunday. I did not view that Sunday as any more than another date on my list of speaking engagements for the year. Three months […]

Prayer Targets for these Critical Times

In light of the national tumult last week, we had a special time of prayer in our worship services at the Shiloh Church yesterday. In fact, it was our joy to swap pastors with our brothers and sisters at the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. Dr. Mac Brunson sent several pastors to pray and worship […]

Finishing Ephesians. Finally.

I finished preaching through the book of Ephesians at the Shiloh Church yesterday. Finally. I fell in love with Ephesians as a teenager, during my first pastorate. Having read Be Rich by Warren W. Wiersbe, I decided to teach through Ephesians during our midweek Bible study. It was my first time teaching through a book […]

Pray for the Shiloh Church Choir Live CD Recording

This Friday – December 18, 2015 – the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church Choir will record a live worship CD. It will be Shiloh’s first music project. We believe the word of God and the worship of God should always go together (John 4:23-24). As we go deeper in biblical truth, we should go higher in […]

What I Said to the Church Yesterday

Last Friday (6/27/15), the Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark 5-4 decision, making same-sex marriage the law in all fifty states. Pastors across the country prepared to respond to the verdict in the Sunday worship services. We had a guest speaker scheduled at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, where I serve as […]

Our Journey to Biblical Eldership

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. – Acts 20:28 I sat in the back seat. Two church leaders sat up front. They thought they were talking to me. […]

Introducing the New Shiloh Church Sermon Podcast

Check out the new Shiloh Church Sermon Podcast. This podcast features sermons I preach during the Lord’s Day Worship Services at the Shiloh Church. Make sure you subscribe to the Podcast to receive automatic downloads of the sermons as they are added to the podcast. And please share the link to the podcast with your friends. […]

Word Encounter 2015 @ The Shiloh Church

Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. – Psalm 119:97 Shiloh Church loves the word of God! It is the foundation of our life and faith in Christ. It is the means of our spiritual growth. It is the light and lamp for our pathway. February will mark a […]

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday 2015

Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, […]