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Mike Fogerson

Denomination: Baptist

About Mike Fogerson

Education: 2005 Doctor of Ministry, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY 1996 Masters of Divinity, New Orleasn Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA 1991 B.A., Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO

Comment to those looking at my sermons: Nothing in my pages is original. Its all been said before and better. I need no credit, do not cite me because I probably didn’t cite who I got the idea from:) Use this material to grow the Kingdom and when we get to glory, there we’ll be given our reward.

Sermon or series that made a difference: I found the series, "You Might Be A Healthy Christian If . . ." to be good.

One of my favorite illustrations: The one where the scientists challenge God to a man-making contest & God accepts the challenge. The scientist bends down to pick up some dirt and God says, "You’ve got to use your own dirt."

Family: My wife, Pam, and I have two small boys under the age of seven. Pray for us! We also have two girls in heaven; Kaylea and Madalyn. Pam and I have been married for 15 years in December 2006. We were high school sweethearts and are still very deeply in love with one another.

What my parents think of my sermons: My mother thought I was the best preacher since Spurgeon and my dad seems to think I am best pulpiteer in the land and way above the average. After all, he’s my daddy!

What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She thinks some are better than others. So do I!

Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach two points, keep it simple, keep it short, and take your text and run as quick as you can to the Cross of Christ.

Books that have had an impact: Fire Fall (McDow & Reid) The Works of Jonathan Edwards (Vol. 1 & 2) Effective Evangelistic Churches (Rainer) Membership Matters (Lawless) Failing Forward (Maxwell) Purpose Driven Church (Warren) Soul Winner (Spurgeon) Experiencing Revival (Finney)

Hobbies: I bowhunt whitetail deer, fish (bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish), and hunt. If God didn’t want us to shoot animals, He wouldn’t have made them out of meat.

If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: The only thing that matters the second after you die is what you did for God’s Kingdom while you were alive.

Something funny that happened while preaching: One word: unzipped.

What I want on my tombstone: Fear God and you need not fear anything else.