Welcome to the 20th episode of The Ministry Connection Podcast. In this week’s episode, we’re going to be sharing the voicemails that some of you called in answering this question that I posed, “Who is your favorite Independent Baptist preacher and why?” I also want to encourage you to get registered for an exciting conference coming up March 10th & 11th here in central Indiana. I’ll be sharing some of the details for that with you at the end of the episode. Thanks for listening!
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Our Favorite Independent Baptist Preachers
When I first decided to ask this question for episode 20, I made it a goal to get 20 voicemails to play in episode. I was going to play them shotgun-style, with very little additional commentary on my part. But, unfortunately, I was way short of my goal of 20 voicemails. In fact, I’ve only got 4 to share with you. I was pretty surprised by that. It seemed like a pretty quick, answerable question. I don’t know if you were afraid to identify with a particular preacher, camp or style. Or, maybe if you are an assistant pastor like many of the listeners of this podcast, your were afraid that if you didn’t say it was your pastor there would be repercussions. Whatever your reason was, I forgive you. So, the consequence of your actions is more talking from me!
Let’s get into the voicemails. The first voicemail came in from Pastor Mark Ward.
His favorite Independent Baptist preachers are:
Jim Schettler, Vice President, West Coast Baptist College
Dr. Bob Taylor, former pastor, Colonial Hills Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN
Doug Fisher, Pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church, San Diego, CA
Sam Davison, President of Heartland Baptist Bible College, Oklahoma City, OK
Bryan Ries, is me.
Steve Dwire has founded a website/blog over at EdifyHub.com. He does a great job giving some insight into why he benefits from certain preachers at certain times. You can find him on twitter @SteveDwire and @EdifyHub. Some of the preachers that he mentions are: (I’ll only link to a few)
Dan Sweatt, Pastor, Berean Baptist Church, Lilburn, GA.
Shawn Kook, Youth Pastor, Berean Baptist Church, Lilburn, GA.
Mark Carpenter, Pastor of Capitol City Baptist Church in Columbus, OH.
Jack Scallions, Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Athens, TN.
Wade Sheffield, Pastor Emeritus of Calvary Road Baptist Church in New Albany, IN.
My Favorite Preachers
Clyde Box, Pastor Emeritus of Brookhollow Baptist Church in DeSoto, TX. Download and listen to his message Looking for the Wounded HERE.
Kerry Nance, Pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Tampa, FL. Pastor Nance will be one of the Keynote Speakers at this year’s Spiritual Leadership Conference in Lancaster, CA. Listen to the message he preached at the February 2014 GIBF National Meeting HERE.
The Outreach Conference at Faith Baptist Church in Avon, IN
This conference is going to be awesome. You can register at http://www.faithbaptistavon.com/outreach.html.
Here is a document giving all of the information about the main sessions and workshops.
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