I already know the first question you have about me. So let me start there.
What does H.B. stand for? ANSWER: Nothing. For real. H.B. is on my birth certificate, driver’s license, and passport. My father did it to me. And I did it my son.
Here are some other basic facts about me.
I am the Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida, where I have served since the fall of 2008. I am primarily responsible for preaching-teaching, vision casting, and leadership development – along with all the other tasks that go along with pastoral ministry.
Prior to joining the Shiloh Church, I led the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles for almost eighteen years. Succeeding my late father, I began my pastorate at Mt. Sinai at the age of seventeen – a senior in high school.
Outside of my ministry to and with my congregation, I regularly speak at churches, conferences, and conventions around the country.
I am the author (or contributing author) of several books…
- It Happens After Prayer
- On Preaching
- On Pastoring
- The Difference Jesus Makes
- Power in the Pulpit
- Secret Sex Wars
- Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook 2016
I also write at this blog site about life, preaching, church, books, and other stuff. I publish new posts 2-3 times a week.
I am also the host of The On Preaching Podcast – the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.
I had the joy of writing and leading several songs on the Shiloh Choir CD: Joe Pace Presents: H.B. Charles Jr. and the Shiloh Church Choir.
Listen to the Cutting It Straight with H.B. Charles Jr. radio show at 6 AM on 97.9 and 10 PM on Praise 107.9.
I am blessed beyond measure to be married to the girl of my dreams, Crystal. We have three terrorists… uh, I mean, children: H.B. III, Natalie, and Hailey. They are the best!