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James's church

Temple Baptist Church East Campus
Hattiesburg Mississippi , 39401

About James
  • Education: Master of Divinity 1985. Doctor of Ministry 2005 with emphasis in church health.
  • Experience: Ordained in 1981. Youth minister for 15 years. Married adult minister for 6 years. Campus pastor for 5 years. Mission trips to North Carolina, New York, Montana, Mexico, Honduras, Peru. Attended conferences at Willow Creek, Flamingo Road, Saddleback and Catalyst.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: My sermons are dry bones of no use to anyone unless the Holy Spirit breathes life into them.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Anday Stanley - Catalyst 2005 & 2006
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The little boy who stood in the offering plate because he didn’t have any other offering.
  • Family: Wife of 24 years is a school teacher and two grown children in college.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Better than my dads (Both of them! My parents, that is!)!
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Too...too...too, many stories, much volume, long!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: There is no such thing as a bad short sermon.
  • Books that have had an impact: Simple Church; The Unexpected Journey; Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be; The Leadership Bible; Wisdom Hunter; The Presence; This Present Darkness; Discover Your Strengths; What Every Christian Needs to Know About Growing; Last Christian Generation
  • Hobbies: Snow Skiing and biking. Going Fast.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Talk to people about Jesus everyday! Do nothing from selfish ambition...consider others better than yourself.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I asked a rhetorical question while praying that had something to do with soccer (dumb!) and a 3 year old answered out loud for all to hear. At least she was listening...I love you Heather!
  • What I want on my tombstone: He ran with his eyes fixed on JESUS....he finished strong!
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  • Thankful Hearts: Future

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2006

    Jonah was thankful to God for his salvation but not for the future salvation of his enemies. We must be thankful for our salvation and productive by leading others to discover salvation.

  • Thankful Hearts: Family

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2006
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    Joseph loved his family and was thankful for them even when they didn’t love him. We should be thankful for our families and productive by influencing our families with forgiveness and faith.

  • Thankful Hearts: Forgiveness

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Jesus offered his blood for the forgiveness of sin and for that we should be thankful and productive by introducing others to Jesus.

  • Thankful Hearts: Faith

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2006

    We should be thankful for faith in all circumstances and productive by sharing our faith with others.

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