• Dr. Franklin Kirksey

    Contributing sermons since Jul 3, 2007
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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  • Deliverance From Death

    Contributed on Mar 8, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    Deliverance from Death by Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey focuses on the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. It has application for the Easter Season, the Lord’s Supper and a funeral.

    Deliverance from Death By Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey INTRODUCTION Andrew A. Bonar explains, “The Jews have handed down the tradition, that this Psalm, and those that follow on to the 118th, were all sung at the Passover; and they are denominated ‘The Great Hallel.’ This tradition shows, at all more

  • Repentance: The Forgotten Word In Posititve Preaching

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2008
    based on 11 ratings

    Repentance: The Forgotten Word in Positive Preaching by Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey encourages pastors to preach the whole counsel of God.

    <B>REPENTANCE: The Forgotten Word in Positive Preaching</B> Acts 17:30-31 By Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey INTRODUCTION “Repentance has been called the forgotten word in positive preaching. Dr. Don M. Boone, pastor of First Baptist Church, [Vancleave], Mississippi, has written a helpful more

  • Simeon And The Savior

    Contributed on Dec 7, 2007
    based on 24 ratings

    Simeon and the Savior by Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey is a message of encouragement to believers to stand on the promises of God.

    Simeon and the Savior Luke 2:25-35 By Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey INTRODUCTION “The days were very dark for Israel; no John the Baptist had sounded his trumpet not; everything seemed hopeless for the Jews, and some of the noblest of them had taken refuge in despair.”1 “The times were more

  • The Shepherd Is My Lord

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    The Shepherd is my Lord is a message by Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey to encourage discipleship under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

    The Shepherd is my Lord By Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey INTRODUCTION Psalm 23 is a perennial source of encouragement. It has been recited by little ones and researched by learned ones. This Psalm provides a telling look into the heart of David, whom God described as “a man after My own more

  • See You At The Pole

    Contributed on Sep 30, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    "See You at the Pole" by Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey is a message to provide encouragement to saints in the evangelizing of sinners.

    See You at the Pole Numbers 21:4-9 By Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey INTRODUCTION Students all across America gathered around the flagpole for prayer at the annual “See You at the Pole” event on Wednesday, September 26, 2007. This student-led event that began 17 years ago in Burleson, Texas, was more

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  • We Should Also Note That Single Mothers Are ...

    Contributed on Jul 3, 2007

    We should also note that single mothers are quite often in that position by no choice of their own, due to death, divorce or desertion. Some single mothers do a wonderful job of raising children to know and to serve the Lord. For example, “John M. Webb was born to Dr. Alfred Pellar Webb and Ida more

  • Dr. Adrian Rogers Tells, "Before The Late And ...

    Contributed on Jul 3, 2007

    Dr. Adrian Rogers tells, "Before the late and great Dr. R.G. Lee died I was in his home with Billy Graham, Cliff Barrows, and Tommy Lane, our minister of music at Bellevue Church. Dr. Lee was one of my predecessors at Bellevue, considered perhaps the best preacher of the twentieth century and one more