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Monroe, Louisiana 71201
318-387-4467

About John
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts Major in Bible, Minor in Communications from Magnolia Bible College, Kosciusko, MS. Have taken graduate level classes at Harding School of Theology and Delta State University.
  • Experience: Over the years I have served as minister, campus minister, and youth minister. Have experience in TV and Radio ministry. Worked for many years with Christian Camps (Sardis Lake Christian Camp and Gulf Coast Bible Camp).
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope that they give you a little something to kickstart your own thought processes. If you use one of my sermons (and change it significantly) send me your finished product. I’d be interested to see what you did!
  • Family: I am married to the former Margaret Willingham. I have a step daughter- Nicole, a son - John Robert (deceased), and grandchildren - Claire and Blake.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: The church already has a Savior, and you are not it.
  • Books that have had an impact: If I could have five books forever they would be The Bible, The Ragamuffin Gospel, The Shack, He Still Moves Stones, and My Utmost for His Highest.
  • What I want on my tombstone: If you hear a trumpet, stand back!
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  • Open Our Eyes To Follow Jesus

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2019
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    We began our year with prayers that God would open our eyes to help us find Jesus. Today we continue that prayer asking God to help us follow Jesus.

    We began our year with prayers that God would open our eyes to help us find Jesus. Today we continue that prayer asking God to help us follow Jesus. Psalm 25:4-5 “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you ...read more

  • Open Our Eyes To Find Jesus

    Contributed on Jan 5, 2019
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    We are going to begin our year by asking God to open our eyes to see Jesus. When we see the beauty and majesty of Jesus our lives and hearts will be changed and we will be moved to grow in our discipleship and service.

    We are going to begin our year by asking God to open our eyes to see Jesus. When we see the beauty and majesty of Jesus our lives and hearts will be changed and we will be moved to grow in our discipleship and service. Today we ask God to open our eyes to FIND Jesus. Though many have found Jesus ...read more

  • Joseph's Jesus Story

    Contributed on Dec 21, 2018
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    What is your picture of the perfect Christmas? Beautiful decorations, lovely family, delicious food, well-selected gifts, children that know how to behave! How many of us really have a Christmas like that?

    What is your picture of the perfect Christmas? Beautiful decorations, lovely family, delicious food, well-selected gifts, children that know how to behave! How many of us really have a Christmas like that? No matter how hard we try Christmas has it’s messes and imperfections. If any Christmas ...read more

  • Be Ready!

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2016
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    Let all Christians be ready for the second coming of Christ!

    Be Ready Luke 12:35-40 Introduction 1. In Luke 9:51 we began studying the ‘Travel Narrative’ - ten chapters in Luke that contain several unique passages not found in the other gospels. It is the Travel Narrative because it begins with Jesus beginning his journey to ...read more

  • Jubilee

    Contributed on Jul 17, 2016
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    The 50th year was to be a time of celebration!

    JUBILEE! Leviticus 25:8-22 Introduction Today we celebrate this church’s 50th year of existence in Ouachita parish, Louisiana. Looking through all the pictures and reading the histories that have been compiled lets me know a few things about us. This church has been blessed with ...read more

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  • Jerry Kramer: Overcoming

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2010
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    JERRY KRAMER: OVERCOMING From the age of 5 Jerry was the victim of a series of strange and agonizing accidents. While holding an axe overhead, it slipped and cut a cleft into his chin. While a sophomore in high school, he backed into an electric lathe. When he was 17, he had an accident with a ...read more

  • In An Effort To Attract The Unchurched, Some ...

    Contributed on Jan 9, 2010
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    In an effort to attract the unchurched, some churches have considered translating their unfamiliar terminology into familiar football phrases: *Blocking: Talking endlessly to the preacher at the church door and keeping everyone else from exiting. *Extra Point: What you receive when you tell ...read more

  • A Little City In Mexico Was Fed Up With All Of ...

    Contributed on Oct 16, 2007
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    A little city in Mexico was fed up with all of the late night revelry and noise from thousands of people late into the night during the summer. So their answer was to create a law to put a decibel limit on urban noise levels. Unfortunately this disrupted a noise that has been heard in that city for ...read more

  • I Heard About A Little Boy Sitting On His Front ...

    Contributed on May 9, 2003
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    I heard about a little boy sitting on his front steps with his face cradled in his hands, looking so forlorn. His dad came home just then & asked him what was wrong. The little boy looked up & said, "Well, just ...read more

  • I Heard About A Missionary Who Was Trying To Stir ...

    Contributed on May 9, 2003
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    I heard about a missionary who was trying to stir up interest to get people to go to a foreign country to preach the gospel. At the end of the service a woman dragging a little boy behind her, told the missionary, "I just feel like God is calling me to be a missionary." "He is, ...read more