Alexander Strauch Interview

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    I browsed the exhibit hall at a conference recently. A kindly man at a particular booth struck up a conversation. He even offered me a free book. It was a new book by Alexander Strauch. I was grateful and excited to receive it. (My best friends are people who give me a book I have not read yet.)

    Asking the name of the generous book-giver, I discovered it was none other than Alexander Straugh himself!

    I have studied the subject of church leadership since I was a young, new pastor. My studies have been greatly aided by the writings of Alexander Strauch, particularly, his books on elders and deacons.

    Alexander recently led a retreat for the elders and deacons of Shiloh Church. During his time with us, I had the opportunity to interview Alexander.

    These conversations are typically biographical, letting my guests tell the story of his or her life and ministry. This conversation quickly turned into a Bible study. I stopped the taping to get a Bible so I could keep up! This is why Alexander Straugh is suching a blessing. He thinks and talks about spiritual leadership from a stubbornly biblical perspective.

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    H.B. Charles Jr.

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