Wade M.'s church

Faith Assembly of God
Smiths Grove , Kentucky 42171

About Wade M.
  • Education: I graduated high school in Springfield, Illinois in 1970. I graduated Lincoln Memorial University, in Harrogate, TN from 1970 to 1974. I graduated in 1974 which a Bachelors degree in Humanities, I have taken classes and many seminars. Berian classes, Boot Camp, and Ky. School of Ministries.
  • Experience: I traveled 6 years playing Southern Gospel Music. I taught school in Lee County, Virginia 6 years. I headed a jail ministry for 5 years, I have visited jails and prisons in 6 states. I was an associate pastor/evangelist. In 1981, I went to full time pastoring in West Prestonsburg, Ky. This is a very small mountain missions work. In 1989 I moved here to Smiths Grove to pastor. I have made many missionary trips to Haiti.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I try to make my sermons practical and applible to every day life. I want to point others to the cross. I want to point others to the cross of my Savior and Master.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Basketcase preachers. The problem of the heart is the heart of the problem. Speak to the Divine Possibilities.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: ME ON DEATH ROW? I stood on Death Row in a prison. I was with a criminal, he had been locked on Death Row 18 years. I spent the last 5 days in the prison with this criminal and his family. To me he was not a criminal, he was a precious friend’s son. I was there to witness the execution for the family. I am not here to address the pro’s and con’s of the death penalty, but to tell you I stood with a man condemned to die. I never thought about being identified with a criminal until minutes befor
  • Family: My Dad is a Church of God Pastor of 60+ years. My older brother is a Methodist preacher. I have been married to Linda 44 years. I have two sons they are part of our worship team, and they play music with me. I hav My two older grandsons play music with me.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My Mom was my greatest fan. She loved my tapes and would share them with others. Mom died August 1998. My Dad has been supportive and my music partner for years. My Dad was my pastor my first 21 years.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Don’t ask? Don’t tell? She says they are humerous, illustrated and thought provoking. She has listened to me many years. I am glad she doesn’t want to go to another church. I hope?
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Be patient and keep plugging away no matter how you feel. Pastoring is not like a carpenter, you can’t see at the end of the day what you have accomplished in ministry. We see in a time bound perspective, our personal scope of vision must not hinder the work set before us. Learn to be quick to say I am sorry. Then try again.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Bible, the word of God does the work of God!
  • Hobbies: Studying the Bible and preparing lessons. I love music, I and my family play music. I have traveled playing the bass guitar and lead. Haiti is one of my loves.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: I would talk all night if I thought this was my last sermon. I would warn that we are headed toward death at 60 minutes per hour, or 1440 minutes a day. We need to establish a priority system and invest our time, talent, and energy wisely. we waste life on trivial pursuit.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Once, I bent over and riped my pants. Another time, I was doing an illustrated sermon with a loaf of bread, as the rich man wiped his face and threw the bread to the dogs. As I wiped my face, I didn’t know the loaf of bread had butter in the middle, I rubbed butter all over my face. Recently, I was doing an illustrated sermon, that we can determine how much God can bless us. I had a very small metal bowl, a little bigger and a little bigger. When I got to the largest metal bowl, I waved it ov
  • What I want on my tombstone: His servant
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  • Hurry Up And Wait. Does Waiting Put Your Fire Out?

    Contributed on Dec 13, 2019

    There is a very hard lesson to learn: HURRY UP AND WAIT. Often God uses DIVINE DELAYS to teach us faith. The is a danger that waiting can put your fire out. TO WAIT PATIENTLY is a difficult task.

    HURRY UP AND WAIT… DOES WAITING PUT YOUR FIRE OUT? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. (two part) TEXT: Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalm 27:14 (MSG) Stay with GOD! Take heart. Don't quit. more

  • Understanding Faith Is Essential

    Contributed on Dec 11, 2019

    We have 3 essential elements to succeed. Faith, Hope and Love. We will focus why FAITH is so important to please God. Yes, God is able, exceedingly, abundantly able, but we must move by faith and not by sight and emotions.

    UNDERSTANDING: FAITH IS ESSENTIAL By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. 2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 2 Corinthians 5:7 (MSG) It's what we trust in but don't yet see that keeps us going. Faith is as essential to us just as blood is to human life or more

  • Who Will Take The Responsibility?

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2019

    Seems we desire the fire but we will settle for smoke? Are we so good at offering excuses that we refuse to accept accountability and the responsibility for our actions, reactions or no action?

    WHO WILL TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. I love to start with a question. Will you answer this: ARE YOU THE PROBLEM? OR ARE YOU THE SOLUTION? IS THE BEST OFFERING YOU CAN GIVE TO GOD THE OFFERING OF MAKING EXCUSES? Luke 14:18 And they all with one more

  • Joy Is A Choice: God, Please Restore The Joy

    Contributed on Dec 4, 2019

    Somewhere in recent times the church has seemed to lose the joy. While looking for the fire we are content to live in the smoke? Joy has medicinal power. May our cups be running over with the joy of the Lord.

    JOY IS A CHOICE, GOD PLEASE RESTORE THE JOY By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. DON’T GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD JUST TO LOSE? We have so many people crying, do you know: “I CAN CRY IF I WANT TO…” I think many of us make the choice to mourn and cry about life instead of staying more

  • What Shall I Give Him?

    Contributed on Nov 30, 2019

    We need to think about our giving? DETERMINED GIVING? What will you give Jesus for a birthday present? Are we giving? Are we at the beginning of the end? Or are we at the beginning of a new beginning?

    WHAT SHALL I GIVE UNTO THE LORD… By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Anyone that knows about my ministry knows of an experience I had many years ago at my Mom and Dad’s house. My Dad has been a pastor all my life. I was raised in a parsonage. I have seen the good, the bad and more

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  • Totally Submerged In The Plan

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2019

    WE NEED TO BELIEVE GOD TO BE CALLED OUT, SET ASIDE, TO HEAR THE CALL OF GOD TO BE FAITHFUL, A PECULIAR PEOPLE… 1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his more

  • Just Start Another One?

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2019

    WOW! Do we know in 2016 there were 33,000 distinct denominations? It is estimated by 2025 there will be 55,000 denominations? Wow? You can’t get along with others? Just go out and start your own? C.H. Spurgeon penned the words: The time will come when more

  • The Triangle Of Hurt

    Contributed on Feb 18, 2019

    THE TRIANGLE? IT TAKES 3 PEOPLE TO HURT YOU. THE PERSON THAT SAID IT. THE PERSON THAT HEARD IT AND PASSED IT ON… AND YOU TO ACCEPT IT. Did you crucify a person today? Did you murder someone with your words? Did you destroy some more

  • Caterpillar And Butterfly

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2019

    Robert J. Morgan in PREACHER’S SOURCEBOOK OF CREATIVE SERMON ILLUSTRATIONS tells of the story… Seems there was an enemy that had a beautiful princess trapped in his palace tower. The strong, handsome knight loved his princess so much and he wanted to do a surprise attack and free his princess more

  • Small Things

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2019

    LITTLE THINGS: THE BIBLE TEACHES US TO NOT DESPISE THE DAYS OF SMALL THINGS. Zech. 4:10. In October 10, 1871, it had been a season of dryness. Little rain in sometime. The little buildings were small little WOODEN buildings. A little couple named Patrick and Catherine O’Leary lived in their little more