The Eulogy of Jim Joiner

The Eulogy of Jim Joiner

June 13, 1942 – June 24, 2018 We dedicate this service to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Jim Joiner. Last evening over 400 of Jim and Ruth’s friends, and friends of this family passed through the doors of this church to extend love to them for Jim’s 23...
The Eulogy of Dr. Drew Crouch

The Eulogy of Dr. Drew Crouch

January 12, 1985 – June 21, 2018 Prayer Our God, For our faith to be authentic today, we must say to you that our hearts are broken.  We are disappointed and upset that we are here, and Drew is not. That Drew is with you is part of your grace, and for that we...
Building Space Into Our Lives

Building Space Into Our Lives

The secret to building a good fire is to put some space between the logs so the fire can get some oxygen.   Without proper oxygen, the fire has trouble burning. We all need to build some space in our lives to keep the fire burning. Otherwise, all the demands and...
What Grace is About

What Grace is About

What Grace Is About This year marks my thirtieth year of fulltime pastoral ministry. In 1988 I served my first year of fulltime ministry with Dr. Hugh Kirby as the Minister of Youth at First Baptist Church in Hartwell, Georgia. However, my ministry started long before...
This Is How People Know You Are a Disciple

This Is How People Know You Are a Disciple

For most of us, the thought of washing someone’s feet is repulsive unless it is someone we know really, really well and even then we are not very willing. A few years ago, I served as the camp pastor at a youth camp at Ricks Institute, which is sixteen miles outside...