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 […]

Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference | Day 1

The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference begins today on the campus of the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, FL. We are grateful to have a line-up of great speakers and teachers who will teach, model, and promote expository preaching and teaching. Likewise, the staff and volunteers of Shiloh are ready and excited to serve the guests […]

#010: What to Do After the Sermon [PODCAST]

This is episode #010 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we will talk about the things you should do after you have preached. Sermon preparation is hard work. It involves 20 hours of prayer, labor, repentance, thanksgiving, and meditation. While preparation is […]

The Florida Baptist Witness has published an article about the new work the Shiloh Church JAX is beginning in Orange Park.

We will acquire the facilities owned by the Ridgewood Baptist Church, where Michael Clifford is the Pastor. The Ridgewood membership will not move. Prayerfully, leaders and members will join the new work we are calling Shiloh Church of Orange Park.

We are excited about the opportunity to expand our gospel witness into Orange Park. We are even more excited that a predominately Black church and a predominately White church will come together to make disciples for Jesus Christ. Praise God!

Over the next months, we are praying, planning, giving, doing outreach together, and having several join worship services. Shiloh Church of Orange Park will officially begin January 1, 2015.

Pray for us.

Check out the full Florida Baptist Witness Article: H.B. Charles’ Jacksonville church to partner with Orange Park congregation 

Appearance: H.B. Charles’ Jacksonville church to partner with Orange Park congregation
Outlet: Florida Baptist Witness (
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Format: Newspaper

Happy 72nd Birthday, Mt. Sinai!

The Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles celebrates 72 years of Christian witness today. And I celebrate with Mt. Sinai today, even though I am on the other side of the country. My personal, spiritual, and ministerial roots are deep in the soil of Mt. Sinai. My father – H.B. Charles, Sr. – […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: NBC, New Book, & Ministry Links

Thanks for reading my blog! I hope you find something helpful in this weekly bulletin board that I call, Saturday Shout-Outs. You can sign up for my free weekly sermon manuscript list in the column to the right.   Congratulations to the newly elected president of the National Baptist Convention USA: Dr. Jerry Young, Pastor […]

The Charles Spurgeon Pulpit

Easter Sunday 2014, before I gave the benediction at the end of the worship service at the Shiloh Church, I took a few minutes to point out that I was preaching for a new pulpit desk. Many in the congregation did not notice anything different. But to say I was excited  is an understatement. More than […]

The Difference Jesus Makes

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, The Difference Jesus Makes: Trusting Him in Every Situation (Moody Publishers). I am excited about this book for several reasons. First of all, this book simply retells and explains Bible stories. I believe we need more good books on Christian doctrine. But the Bible […]