WHW 2008 in Los Angeles

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  • About 1,000 pastors, preachers and Bible teachers had converged on Los Angeles this week for the annual expository preaching conference sponsored by WHW Ministries. This group is led by Dr. R.A. Williams who serves the McCoy Memorial Baptist Church in Los Angeles and Dr. George Waddles who pastors in Chicago (They are the two “W” in the group’s name, the “H” is for Pastor Larry Harris who passed away several years ago). The conference focuses, primarily, on word studies, grammar, context, and culture in the study of scripture. There are also other classes on various theological and pastoral subjects. And, of course, there is preaching. Pastors Melvin Wade, Jonny Baylor, Frank Ray, A. Louis Patterson, and R.A. Williams, among others, were scheduled to preach this year.

    Please remember this conference and its ongoing ministry in your prayers. Sure, there are a lot of conferences these days being held around the country. Too many, if you ask me (but we’ll save that rant for another post). But there really is no conference doing what WHW seeks to do. It has a great opportunity to equip and encourage a generation of African-American pastors to explain what scripture means by what it says. May the Lord bless their efforts.


    H.B. Charles Jr.

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