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Lauri Smalls

Contributor since: Oct 10, 2012
Denomination: Baptist

Lauri's church

Community Baptist Church

Newport Rhode Island , 2840

About Lauri Smalls

Education: Received a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from Virginia University of Lynchburg and currently studying for a Masters of Urban Ministry at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

Comment to those looking at my sermons: Thank you for taking time to look, and I appreciate any helpful comment.

Sermon or series that made a difference: "It's time to be real", a sermon delivered by my Pastor in 1994. This message helped me hear clearly the call to service.

One of my favorite illustrations: "Going to church every week makes you no more of a Christian than going to a garage every day makes you a car." the late Rev. Robert L. Williams, circa 1985

Family: Married to Kenneth Johnson, the mother of two Lauren and Robert.

What my parents think of my sermons: They know it's a gift from God, because they know me.

What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Loves it when I allow God to use me.

Best advice given to me about preaching: Stand up, speak up, shut up and sit down. Be clear, concise and confident. All roads lead to Calvary.

Books that have had an impact: Hinds feet in high places. The Bible

Hobbies: Reading, singing, laughing

If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Jesus loves you just as you are, and loves you too much to leave you that way.

Something funny that happened while preaching: I learned I can't preach and read at the same time. I have to do one or the other.

What I want on my tombstone: She loved the Lord with all her heart, mind and soul and love her neighbor as herself.