Saturday Shout-Outs: 16 Years, Sunshine, & Ministry Links

Thanks for the kind expressions as Crystal and I celebrated 16 years of marriage this week!  The Shiloh Church of Orange Park officially launches on January 4, 2015. Please remember this new work in your prayers. World Religion News: Two Florida Pastors Confront Racial Division by Merging Congregations Check out “The Pastoral Ministry of Shaking […]

Video Tribute to Pastor Charles

Impact 180 Presents a Video Tribute to Pastor Charles “The impact of a youth ministry is directly correlated to the senior leadership in the local church. Without the consent, passion, and leadership of a caring Senior Pastor student ministries can achieve little. By the grace of God, we have a thriving ministry to teens. Our students […]

Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference | Day 3

The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference is still underway on the campus of the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, FL. Yesterday Pastor Ralph West opened up with “Biblical Preaching & Pastoral Ministry” and we enjoyed wonderful breakout sessions throughout the day. Last night Pastor Mac Brunson gave a powerful word on Thanksgiving and I charged […]

Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference | Day 2

The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference is underway on the campus of the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, FL. Yesterday I opened up the conference with an overview of expository preaching, Dr. R. Albert Mohler demonstrated why expository preaching matters and Pastor Ralph West encouraged our hearts.  It has been an honor and privilege to meet […]

GUEST POST: Fighting Fairly For Your Youth Ministry

The following is a guest post by Cameron Triggs, Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. He blogs at   It happened again. No support. No budget. No promotion. No encouragement. No help. No volunteers. Few students. Exhausted Youth Pastor. Many churches struggle in this area. Most congregations still focus […]

WORD & WORSHIP with HBC2 & Joe Pace

We are beginning a new feature here called, WORD & WORSHIP. It will consist of articles, reviews, and videos by me and my ministerial colleague, Joe Pace, who serves as the Pastor of Worship & Arts at the Shiloh Church. Our goal is to offer biblical guidance and practical help in the dealing with the […]

Notes from Sunday | Memorial Day Weekend 2014

Happy Memorial Day! Today is an anniversary, of sorts, for me. I first preached at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church the last weekend of May, six years ago. Unfortunately, I did not get to worship with my congregation today, as I was away on assignment. But I heard it was a great day of worship. […]

Notes from Sunday | Easter 2014

We had a wonderful celebration of Easter at Shiloh Church yesterday! A big shout-out to our Pastor of Worship & Arts, Joe Pace, planned and led our Holy Week observances. And he went all out for Easter. Thanks Pastor Joe for your wise planning, hard work, and spiritual leadership! A very special thanks to all the Shiloh […]

Thank God for Dr. A. Louis Patterson Jr.

I heard Dr. A. Louis Patterson Jr. preach for the first time in the late-night service at the National Baptist Convention in Los Angeles in 1990. These services are typically when the major whoopers preach. But Dr. Patterson simply stood and explained the story of the woman with the issue of blood and sat down. […]

God Within You: The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

I want to learn photography. I also want to create and edit videos. So I started investigating cameras. I asked our church’s media director for advice, who recommended several camera options. I was grateful for his help. But I left his office thinking this was a major investment I should make carefully. About twenty minutes […]