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Billy's church

Smoky Hill Baptist Church
Ellsworth Kansas , 67439

About Billy
  • Education: Word of Life Bible Institute (Diploma), Trinity Baptist College (Church Ministries Major), Temple Baptist College (B.A.-Bible), Salt Lake Baptist College (Th.M., D.Min., Th.D.)
  • Experience: Christian for over 25 years, Bus Captain, Sunday School Teacher, Evangelist, College Staff, Assistant Bus Ministry Director, Pastor of Luther Bible Chapel, Newaygo, MI, 5 years, Pastor of Bible Baptist Church, Syracuse, KS, 4 years. Currently Pastor of Smoky Hill Baptist Church, Ellsworth KS
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: "Sirs, we would see Jesus."
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Sermon on the Mount, Sermon on the Day of Pentecost, Sermon on Mars Hill...
  • One of my favorite illustrations: John 3:16 makes a cold little boy warm, a hungry little boy full, a dirty little boy clean, a tired little boy rested and a lost little boy saved. See my message "The Gift That Keeps On Giving"
  • Family: Wife: Rebekah Michele (Rankin), 3 Children (William Edward II, Jenna Michele, Jackson Andrew Charles), 13 Neices and Nephews, Millions of Brothers and Sisters in the Family of God
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My Dad, who went home to be with the Lord in July of 2002, told me I reminded him of his Preacher-Dad who died several months before I was born. My Mom supports me in every way imaginable, especially through her prayers.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Before she heard me for the first time she told me that she wouldn’t marry me unless I could preach. We were married four months later!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Stand Up. Speak Up. Shut Up.
  • Books that have had an impact: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua...get the idea?
  • Hobbies: Preachin’, Prayin’, Singin’, Shoutin’
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: "Don’t be caught dead without Jesus."
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: My wife handed me a note that somebody had given her informing me that my fly was down. Without skipping a beat I stepped behind the pulpit, zipped up and went right on preaching.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Anchovies and extra ham! Seriously, I hope I meet the Uppertaker instead of the undertaker
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  • The Biblical Nativity Scene

    Contributed on May 21, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Most nativity scenes, along with the shepherds, animals, and, of course Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in the manger, have three regal figures standing there: the Magi, (they’re normally called wisemen). While that makes for a beautiful picture, it is Scrip

  • The Last Enemy

    Contributed on Sep 2, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    The Last Enemy to be destroyed is death.

  • A Stroll Through The First Cemetery

    Contributed on Sep 2, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    A sermon from Genesis 5 on the Surety of Death, The Shortness of Physical Life and The Security of Eternal Life. Many thanks to Dr. Roger Campbell for permission to preach and share this outline with my own additions and illustrations.

  • Who Is Jesus?

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    Paul asked the question, "Who are Thou, Lord?" Jesus answered, "I am Jesus...". Who is Jesus? Thanks to Roger Campbell for this outline to which I added personal illustrations and alliteration..

  • Everybody's Not Doing It!

    Contributed on Aug 7, 2005
    based on 20 ratings

    Message to teenagers (and everyone else) on sexual purity.

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