Thursday, April 26, 2007

Worship in the Word 07

I have been led, in accordance to our church's slogan for this year, "Speak Life" 07, on the last Wednesday of every month, to invite a Pastor and his congregation to a fellowship service in which every sermon is geared to a word of encouragement to me and our entire church. On last evening we were blessed to have in our church Pastor Dana Owens and the Messiah Baptist Church of East Orange, NJ.

Pastor Owens preached a wonderful exposition from Judges 6:1-17 entitled "Show Me A Sign". Both I and the congregation were extremely blessed by the message and we will apply the principles of the message to help enhance our ministry and enlarge our church, through our faithfulness in the word, will and ways of our Lord Jesus the Christ.

Next month our guest will be Pastor Allen Potts and the Greater Abyssinian Baptist Church of Newark. Look forward to seeing you there. Be Blessed!

Monday, April 23, 2007

47th Simultaneous Revival of Gary, Indiana

This week I had the pleasure of attending the 4th Simultaneous Revival of Gary, Indiana, which has been a joy to attend through the years. This is an awesome concept as 30 churches are in revival at the same time. They have breakfast mass services at 8:00 AM, noon day services and each church goes to their respective churches at 7:00 PM for their individual revial. As a matter of fact, it was at this meeting in 2002, where I received my first exposure at a national revival, when Dr. Charles Emory, Pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Church, gave me a wonderful opportunity to preach at the late night services.

This year was the first year I have been able to attend in about 3 years, and the fellowship of the brethren was great. It is always great to see many preachers who live in other parts of the country as we tend to catch up with what's going on in our ministries. I didn't get to Gary until Thursday morning, and I immediately went to the noon day service held at New Friendship Baptist Church, where Rev. Michael McConnell of Peoria, IL was the preacher and the worship was high and the church was blessed.

The highlight of my visit was that I was fortunate to preach at the great Zion Missionary Baptist Church of East Chicago, Indiana, where the one and only Dr. J.C. Wade Jr. is the Pastor for the kick-off of his 42nd Anniversary as Pastor. I preached an exposition from a series I am preaching at First Mount Zion on the book of Ephesians.

A New Relationship in Christ
Ephesians 2:11-22

I am thankful that the Lord blessed the message and the hearers of the message. While I love traveling around this country, I often get a little tired of sleeping in hotel beds, when like my momma used to tell me, boy, there ain't nothing like your own bed.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Guess Who's Got A Blog????

Grace and Peace from the Lord Jesus Christ. In an effort to expand the length and breath of my ministry, I have decided to set up this blog that will allow me to share my passions, thoughts and significant events that occur in my personal life with the entire world. I would like to thank one of my heroes in the faith, Rev. H.B. Charles Jr, Pastor of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, LA, who through his own blog, has inspired me to take this step in my ministry. H.B. is without a doubt, along with my own Pastor Joe A. Carter, New Hope Baptist Church, Newark, NJ, the two greatest preachers in this country. Bar None! Thanks for everything H.B. I pray that you who would read this blog will be blessed by it. In Him I live. Peace.