• Robert Houston, Sr.

    Contributing sermons since Dec 6, 2001
Robert's church

Robert E. Houston, Sr. Ministries
Smyrna, Tennessee 37167

About Robert
  • Education: Graduate, 1978, Thomas Jefferson High School, Portland, Oregon; Attended: Multnomah School of the Bible, American Baptist Seminary of the West, United Theological Seminary and Bible College, Southern California Bible College, Golden Gate Theological Seminary; B.Th., Triune Bible Seminary and honorary D.D. from United Theological Seminary.
  • Experience: Associate Minister, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Portland, Oregon, 1977-1987 (including brief stint as Co-Interim Pastor in 1984); Administrative Assistant, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Portland, Oregon, 1987-1989; Senior Pastor, Greater St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, Portland, Oregon, 1989-1991; Senior Pastor, Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Fresno, California, 1991-1995; Senior Pastor, New Hope Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, San Diego, California, 1995-2004. Founder, Robert E. Houston, Sr. Ministries, San Diego, California, 2004-Present.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The sermon series that made a tremendous difference in the life of our church was a two year series of sermons on the Book of James.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: On Faith being the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. When I was a child, my mother, who was from the south, would make cornbread and pour "pot liquor" over it, which was the residue or juice from Cooked Greens. The cornbread tasted like the greens - they weren’t seen, but the evidence was there.
  • Family: Dr. Houston is 44 years old and a native of Portland, Oregon. He currently resides in San Diego, California. He is engaged to be married and has one son, Robert Houston, Jr., a student at the University of Southern Mississippi.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "No one ever leaves their house to go and watch an ice house make ice. But people will go outside in their underwear to watch a fire burn. Make sure that your preaching is like that." - Dr. M.V. Wade, Sr., Los Angeles, CA
  • Books that have had an impact: "Outside the Box," "The Purpose Driven Life."
  • Hobbies: Music (pianist, organist, director, composer), Movies, Current Events, Computers, Television, Fine Arts.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: The same thing I said the first and last time - Jesus died, He was buried, and He rose again!!
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: While preaching at the Oregon State Prison for Women, my suspenders broke during the conclusion of my sermon.
  • What I want on my tombstone: "I told you I wasn’t feeling well..."
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  • The Worst And The Best Is Yet To Come

    Contributed on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 315 ratings

    A discussion of Jesus’ direction to believers to "Cheer Up" during tribulations.

    Sermon by Pastor Robert Earl Houston, Sr., Assistant Pastor Westwood Baptist Church, University Center Nashville, Tennessee - Text: John 16:33 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have more

  • Have You Seen My Daddy?

    Contributed on Jun 16, 2002
    based on 114 ratings

    The discourse between Jesus and His Disciples focusing on the answer, "If you have seen me, you’ve seen the Father."

    Sermon by Pastor Robert Earl Houston, Sr., Assistant Pastor Westwood Baptist Church, University Center Nashville, Tennessee - Sunday, June 16, 2002 (Father’s Day) 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship Text: John 14:9 Subject: “Have You Seen My more

  • The Paradox Of Grace

    Contributed on Feb 21, 2002
    based on 87 ratings

    An examination of the Church at Macedonia.

    Sermon by Pastor Robert Earl Houston, Sr., Assistant Pastor Westwood Baptist Church, University Center Nashville, Tennessee - 2 Corinthians 8:1-2: ”Moreover, brethren, we make know to you the grace of God bestowed upon the churches of Macedonia: more

  • Break The Cycle Of Failure

    Contributed on Feb 2, 2002
    based on 134 ratings

    An examination of the relationship between Jesus and his brothers as viewed by John 7.

    One of the little known facts about Jesus Christ that is in couched within the Holy Writ is the subject of his relationship with his family. We know much about his interaction, concern and care of his mother, Mary. We know a little about the social intervention between him and his earthen father more

  • Mary At The Cross

    Contributed on Dec 17, 2001
    based on 130 ratings

    Examination of the events of Mary at her son’s execution.

    This is Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day cannot be celebrated without a good understanding the mystery of what Motherhood is. Motherhood goes beyond any physical labor, pains and carrying a baby for nine months. A mother’s role is much greater. There are those who serve not as a birth mother, but more

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