“What’s Really Going On?”

I am a  pack rat. My church staff is trying to go paperless. I just bought a new file cabinet to make room for all the various files I keep. Some are decades old. Not long ago, I found a filed article entitled, “What’s Really Going On?” I won’t mention the name of the author. […]

Making a Smooth Transition

The following is a guest post written by my friend Lance Mann  who serves as the Senior Pastor at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Crockett, TX.  The first Sunday in December 2013 was like every other first Sunday. We arose this morning, attended Sunday School, participated in the baptism of a new member, and had a wonderful […]

R.A. Williams Jr. Interview

Dr. R.A. Williams, Jr. is the Pastor of the McCoy Memorial Baptist Church in Los Angeles, where he has served for more than 30 years. Pastor Williams is also the President of WHW Ministries, which hosts an annual conference of preaching in Los Angeles. I was a teenager when I first heard Dr. Williams preach. […]

Thankful for 15 Years of Sunshine!

Today is a blessed day in my life. It is the fifteenth anniversary of my marriage to my Crystal. Crystal and I met at Los Angeles High School. She was in the tenth grade. I was a senior… and a senior-pastor (but that’s another story). We met in Coach Williams’ World History Class. It was […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Karen Waddles, Philadelphia, & Ministry Links

A big shout out to the pastors of the Pennsylvania Eastern Keystone Baptist Association for the opportunity to preach their annual session this past Thursday and Friday in Philadelphia. SAVE THE DATE: The Cutting It Straight Exposition Preaching Conference will meet at the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, September 24-26, 2014.  Preaching Today: “A Psalm for Giving […]

Karen Waddles Interview

Mrs. Karen Waddles is the wife of Dr. George Waddles, Pastor of the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. Karen is also the assistant to the publisher at Moody Publishers, a conference speaker, and contributing author of Our Voices: Issues Facing Black Women in America and the Women of Color in the Bible. She and […]