My big brother, Kevin Willis, was there to hear me preach my first sermon, at the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. I was a boy preacher, eleven years old. It was some years before he heard me preach again. Kevin was in town to preach a meeting. He was scheduled to preach at […]
Saturday Shout-outs are back! I have not posted SSO in several weeks, because of glitches that needed to be addresses. Thanks for your patience support! Be on the lookout for my new book, “On Pastoring.” It is a short guide to living and leading as a pastor, scheduled to be released June 7, 2016 by […]
Welcome to episode #030 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode of the podcast, we will discuss 11 ways I prepare to preach. 11 ways I prepare to preach…… Pray Read and reread the text Do observations Read translations Perform word studies Do […]
During a recent sermon, I shared an illustration I have used during counseling sessions over the years. It was very different doing this illustration in the pulpit, rather than in front of one or two persons across a desk. And I typically do not use any type of multimedia in my preaching. I typically just go […]
Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do… – 1 Chronicles 12:32 Equipping Leaders to grow Churches, connect with Communities to transform an unchurched Culture The Ralph Douglas West Ministries extends a special invitation to all pastors, church staff, and congregational leaders to the 2016 Issachar Church Growth […]
Thank you to everyone who sent kind words for my birthday this week (2/11). I was already an old man at 21-years-old. At 43, I am now ancient!!! A big shout-out to my Mom, Ellen Charles, whose birthday is the day before mine (2/10). She usually comes to JAX for us to spend our birthdays together. […]
K. Edward Copeland is the pastor of the New Zion Baptist Church in Rockford, Illinois, where he has served for the past 16 years. He is the loving husband and father of three children. Pastor Copeland is a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ who has been blessed with many talents and skills. He […]
A brief conversation with For The Church about my sermon preparation preparation (sponsored by the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City). Enjoy!