Saturday Shout-Outs: Birmingham, Special Birthdays & Ministry Links

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    Happy anniversary to the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles, which celebrates 70 years of ministry this weekend. My father served Mt. Sinai for 40 years. MSMBC was my first pastorate. I was there for almost 18 years. My friend, George Hurtt, has led the congregation to greater heights over the past 4 years. Happy Birthday Mt Sinai. May your dreams be even greater than your memories!

    A big shout-out to my staff for a great staff planning retreat Monday and Tuesday. We got a lot accomplished. More importantly, we had good fellowship with one another. Thanks for all you do!

    Shout-out to Dr. A.B. Sutton and the Living Stones Temple for a great time in worship and the opportunity to minister the word Thursday night.

    I was encouraged by the presence of Beeson Divinity School students in worship at Living Stones. Several had just read the chapter I contributed to “Power in the Pulpit” for a preaching class this week. Way cool.

    Shout-out to my friend, Pastor Lance Mann, who hit The Big-40 Monday. He is now almost old enough to run for office in the local minister’s conference. Happy birthday old man!

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    9 Elements of the perfect post.

    If we do not show love to one another, the world has the right to question whether Christianity is true. – Francis A. Schaeffer


    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.