Who’s Holding You Up?

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 […]

An Invitation to the Issachar Church Growth & Development Conference

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 […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: 43 Years, OKC, & Ministry Links

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 Interview

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 […]

An Invitation to the E.K. Bailey Preaching Conference | July 11-16, 2016

The E. K. Bailey Expository Preaching conference is a gathering of preachers committed to growing in our skills and practice of the exposition of Scripture. Our conference is designed to strengthen your preaching from the process of preparation to your weekly delivery. We want to equip you to handle the Scriptures with integrity, scholarship and […]

Family Conference @ Shiloh Church

In Deuteronomy 6, we are given our historic confession of faith in verses 4-6. It states: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.” That is the great truth […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: G3, Snow, & Ministry Links

It was a joy to speak at the 2016 G3 Conference (Gospel, Grace & Glory) hosted by my friend, Josh Buice and the Prays Mill Baptist Church of Douglasville, Georgia. (Click here to read host Josh Buice’s reflections on the 2016 G3 Conference). Praying for pastors and churches on the east coast who have to […]