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Dr. Franklin's church

First Baptist Church of Spanish Fort
Spanish Fort Alabama , 36577

About Dr. Franklin
  • Education: He received his B.A. degree (cum laude) from William Carey University, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1983 where he was inducted into the Alpha Chi National Honor Society; he was selected Most Promising Student in Psychology in 1981; the M.Div. degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1986; the D.Min. degree from Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies, Jacksonville, Florida, in 2001, where he received the President’s Scholarship and served as a Research Assistant to Dr. Charles A. Williams, president. He was inducted into the R.G. Lee Society of Fellows at Union University, Jackson, Tennessee on January 2, 2002.
  • Experience: Dr. Kirksey’s experience is demonstrated in the following ways: Alabama Baptist Convention Tellers Committee, November 2007; Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, Office of Leadership/Church Growth Church Health Review Consultant Certification, October 2003; Baldwin Baptist Association, Silverhill, Alabama President Baldwin Baptist Associational Minister’s Conference, 2006, Resolutions Committee, 2005, 2006; Pastor/Evangelism Seminar, Instructor, Vacation Bible School Clinic, 2005, 2006; Washington Baptist Association, Chatom, Alabama Arrangements Committee, Chairman, 2004, Pastor/Evangelism Seminar, Instructor, Vacation Bible School Clinic, 2004; Mobile Baptist Association, Mobile, Alabama Second Vice Moderator, 1995 – 1996, Nominating Committee, Chairman, 1996, Committee on Committees, 1994 – 1996; Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies Research Assistant for Dr. Charles Williams, 2000 – 2002, Presidential Advisor 2002; LifeWay Church Resources, a Division of LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, Tennessee Leadership and Adult Publications Approved Writer for Dated Curriculum, 2005.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Sermon series by Dr. Ron Herrod on the book of Joshua at First Baptist Church of Kenner, Louisiana. This was the catalyst to encourage preaching through books of the Bible.
  • Family: Kirksey married Sharon Margaret Swartz of Columbia, South Carolina, on May 18, 1991. Sharon is a wonderful helpmate, who faithfully, effectively and submissively serves as a partner in ministry. To God be the glory!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach the Word!
  • Books that have had an impact: Books by the following have had a great impact on my life: Dr. Stephen F. Olford, Dr. Adrian Rogers, Dr. John Phillips,Dr. W. H. Griffith Thomas, Dr. W. Graham Scroggie, Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe, Dr. Herbert Lockyer, Dr. Jerry Vines, Dr. V. Raymond Edman, Dr. W. A Criswell. . .
  • Hobbies: Kirksey enjoys speaking, writing articles and newspaper columns, book collecting and mentoring.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Jesus Christ is Lord! 2 Corinthians 4:5
  • What I want on my tombstone: Jesus Christ is Lord
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