Praise and Thanksgiving

O my God, Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects, My heart admires, adores, loves thee, For my little vessel is as full as it can be, And I would pour out all that fullness before thee in ceaseless flow.   When I think upon and converse with thee Ten thousands delightful thoughts spring up, […]

George E. Hurtt Interview

George E. Hurtt is the Senior-Pastor of the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles. He is the fourth pastor of the congregation. My father, H.B. Charles, Sr. was the second pastor of the church. He served the congregation for over forty years. I was the third pastor of the church. I served the […]

On Sermon Preparation

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. – 2 Timothy 2:15 A pastor’s primary responsibility is to preach and teach the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ (2 Tim. 4:1-5). Faithfulness to this […]

Notes from Sunday – 11/18/12

I couldn’t wait to get to worship today. I was really looking forward to preaching today. Glad to be in the service one more time! I missed our 33 Men’s Bible Study Saturday morning. But I heard it was a great meeting and that even more men showed up. How big is God! Saturday was […]

Melvin V. Wade Sr. Interview (Part 3)

Here is the last section of my interview with my pastor, Dr. Melvin Von Wade Sr.  Make sure you check out Part 1 and Part 2. And share this interview with those you think will find it helpful. Please continue to pray for Pastor Wade and his ongoing work at the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church […]

Melvin V. Wade Sr. Interview (Part 2)

I recently had the opportunity to interview my pastor, Dr. Melvin V. Wade Sr., who leads the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Dad and I talked for more than two hours. This interview broken up into three parts. You can view Part 1 here. Here is Part 2 of my interview with […]

Melvin V. Wade Sr. Interview (Part 1)

My pastor – Dr. Melvin V. Wade Sr. – recently visited the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church. During his visit, I interviewed him about his life, family, and ministry. Dr. Wade has been my pastor for about twenty years. I am not a church-hopper! Over the years, he has graduated from being my pastor. He is now Dad […]

Notes from Sunday – 4th Pastoral Anniversary (2012)

Happy Veterans Day! I did not write Notes from Sunday last week. Someone later tweeted that they missed my notes. Way cool. Today marked 4 years since my installation as pastor of the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church. Thanks, Shiloh, for the kind expressions today. It has been a very encouraging day. I praise the Lord […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Friends, Sports, & Ministry Links

Happy Veterans Day Weekend! We are grateful for the men and women who have sacrificed to preserve the freedoms we enjoy. Thanks for reading my blog this week. You can sign-up under the picture to the left to receive email updates of future posts. I am still praising God for the four years he has granted […]