In Praise of Long Pastorates

My orientation to pastoral ministry is bent toward long pastorates. My father served the church I grew up in for more than forty years. My adopted dad has also served his congregation for forty years. My own pastor has served his congregation for thirty-five years. And most of the men who have shaped my faith, […]

Bryan Crawford Loritts Interview

Bryan Crawford Loritts is the Lead-Pastor of Fellowship Memphis. This multicultural congregation, which a little more than ten years old, is a model of the unity in Christ. Bryan Loritts is also an author of several books. He has recently edited a important book entitled, Letters to a Birmingham Jail. I had the opportunity to […]

Phillip L. Pointer Sr. Interview

Phillip L. Pointer is the Pastor of the St. Mark Baptist Church in Little Rock. After pastoring in the greater Washington D.C. area for some years, Pointer has now led the St Mark Church – one of the largest congregations in Arkansas – for the past two years. I occasionally listen to Phillip Pointer’s sermons […]

A. Louis Patterson Jr. Interview

Over the past several years, I have been informally making a list of prominent African-American pastors who mark their introduction to expository preachers to being exposed to the preaching ministry of Dr. A. Louis Patterson Jr. It is now a long list. Dr. Patterson is truly the “Godfather” of expository preaching among African-Americans. Beyond speaking and […]

photoOver the past several years, I have been informally making a list of prominent African-American pastors who mark their introduction to expository preachers to being exposed to the preaching ministry of Dr. A. Louis Patterson Jr. It is now a long list. Dr. Patterson is truly the “Godfather” of expository preaching among African-Americans.

Beyond speaking and conferences conventions and church revivals, Dr. Patterson leads one of the great congregations of our country. Dr. Patterson has led the Mt. Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Houston for forty-four years.

I recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Patterson about his life and ministry. Enjoy!

Notes from Sunday – 02/16/14

Happy Presidents’ Day! We had a blessed day of worship yesterday at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church. During our 10:30 service, we had Parent-Child Dedications for six families. Always a joy! As always, I am grateful for our guests who joined us in worship. I preached from Ephesians 1:7-10. I called the message, “The Blessing […]