This Sunday I’m preaching at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California where H. B. Charles, Jr. is the pastor. He is one of my favorite pastors in America and has been for several years. I say that even though we have never met in person. Back when I was pastoring in Oak Park, he somehow found me through my weblog and we became email friends. Later I began to read his outstanding weblog. He is absolutely unique among the blogging pastors I know because he gives his readers an inside glimpse of what it means to be a pastor and a preacher on a daily basis. When he has a tough day, he says so. When he senses God’s presence, he tells you about it. When he struggles to get his sermon together, he writes about it. Church members wanting to know what a pastor goes through each week in preparing to preach should read his weblog.
I have long admired him so when he invited me to preach at Mt. Sinai, I was glad and honored to say yes. If you are in the Los Angeles, I hope you will join us for one of the two services this Sunday at 8 & 11 AM.
At the request of Pastor Charles, I am conducting a seminar on preaching and pastoral ministry this Saturday from 9-12 AM. The conference is free but you need to pre-register by calling the Mt. Sinai church office at (323) 734-1028 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.