• John T Brantley

    Contributing sermons since Dec 17, 2015
John's church

Rock Spring UMC
Rock Spring, Georgia 30739

About John
  • Education: Oxford 84; Emory 86; Candler 89; Gammon@ITC 2000
  • Experience: Over 30 years in the local church
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: has been a great opportunity to share the notes I take into the pulpit. They are not polished sermons but their are the real heart that I bring to moment of preaching.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Work with Dr Fred Craddock at Candler
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Preaching teacher said, "Your sermon title should make a stranger want to get off the Greyhound and come listen to your message." The student replied a suggestion: "There's a Bomb on the Bus."
  • Family: Married with three children and two dogs.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Easy to related to our family.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She wishes I would be more political.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Start early. Listen in prayer to the hearts of a hurting world. Stay organized.
  • Books that have had an impact: Works of Howard Thurman
  • Hobbies: Music, Photography, Writing and Craftbeverages
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Jesus loves you now and will be with you always.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Unplanned trust fall on the first Sunday with a new congregation to model the shared trust in sharing the word together.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Share Christ in Word and Deed: He Tried His Bless and Let God do the Rest.
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