The Pastoral Ministry of Shaking Hands

Do you feel like shaking hands? I am often asked this question when I finish preaching away from home. I always answer affirmatively. Sometimes I add, “If they can sit and listen to me preach for forty-five minutes, the least I can do is stand and shake their hands.” On occasion, I cannot hide how […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Orange Park, Prayer, & Ministry Links

Thanks for your prayers, support, and encouragement as we prepare to launch Shiloh Church of Orange Park in January 2105. Huffington Post: Two Florida Churches Merge With Hope of Bridging a Racial Divide Check Out 31 Days of Prayer for Orange Park  I am looking forward to joining the G3 Conference | January 22-24, 2015.  Russell […]

31 Days of Prayer for Shiloh Church Orange Park

We believe it happens after prayer! So as we approach the launch of Shiloh Church of Orange Park, we commit to 31 days of intercessory prayer for this new work. Each member of the Shiloh Church is asked to send time daily during the 31 days of December to cover Shiloh OP in believing prayer. […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Thanksgiving, Ferguson, & Ministry Links

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for reading my blog. Enjoy my bulletin board of links.  You should make your way to the 2015 Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference hosted by Dr. Mac Brunson and the First Baptist Church. Check out The Making of Shiloh Church of Orange Park  The Call to Ministry: H.B. Charles Jr.  Benjamin Watson on Ferguson  […]

The Making of Shiloh Church of Orange Park

The Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church is becoming one church in two locations. For several years, we have prayed about planting a church in Jacksonville. As we prayed, we were increasingly drawn to Orange Park, southwest of our downtown location. We entered 2014 with plans to plant in Orange Park. One of our pastors would lead […]

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 […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: 6 Years, SBTS, & Ministry Links

Thanks for reading Saturday Shout-Outs, my online bulletin board. This weekend marks six years the Lord has blessed me to serve the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville. All praise to God for what he has done, is doing, and will do in and through the Shiloh Church! The SBTS Expositors Summit 2014 was fantastic! Click […]

You Ought to Be a Better Preacher than Me

My father let me preach his early worship service one Sunday. I don’t remember what I preached. But I am sure it was nothing special. I can only hope it was a boy preacher’s best effort to preach faithfully. After the service, I was passing through the church lobby, when I received an unlikely compliment. […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: HBC3, Preaching, & Ministry Links

Thanks for reading my blog. Saturday Shout-Outs is my weekly bulletin board. Enjoy!  Happy Birthday to my Son, H.B. Charles Jr.  My new book, The Difference Jesus Makes, is now available. Preaching Today Interview: The Authentic Preacher: H.B. Charles Jr.  Trevi Wax: Know Your Southern Baptists: H.B. Charles Jr. (CORRECTION: I attended The Master’s Seminary & Gordon-Conwell. […]