The National Day of Prayer 2014

Today is the National Day of Prayer. We are blessed to live in the United States of the America. In fact, God has so smiled on us that it is impossible to count our blessings. Yet these are critical times. Many good changes are taking place. But there are disturbing trends that mark a deliberate […]

My New Book: “On Preaching”

I am excited about the release of my new book, On Preaching: Personal & Pastoral Insights for the Preparation & Practice of Preaching. (Moody Publishers. Official release date: May 1, 2014). This is my second book, the first being It Happens After Prayer. I wrote this book without knowing it. Desiring to grow in my preaching, […]

Building An Preacher’s Library

Every workman needs tools. It does not matter the nature of the work. He can be a carpenter that needs a hammer and nails. Or she can be a computer programmer that needs a laptop and software. The truth still applies whatever the task. No laborer can do his or her work without good tools. […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: OKC, Preaching, & Ministry Links

It was a joy to participate in the 70th annual Simultaneous Revival in Oklahoma City this week. My father used to preach this meeting. And I first preached it when I was 16-years-old. Thanks to Pastor John Reed and the Fairview Baptist Church. Registration is open for the Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference that will take […]

Gary L. Williams Sr. Interview

Some years ago, I preached a meeting in San Antonio. As I sat at the pastor’s conference table, I notice a flier for pastor’s conference in Jacksonville, FL. It caught my attention because one of my preaching heroes was a featured speaker. I wrote down the name of the host pastor and church to look […]

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. […]

Making the Most of Holy Week

Holy Week is here, which celebrates the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, when Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem, declaring himself to be the King of the Jews. It leads up to Good Friday, when Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our […]