Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Rev. H.B. Charles, Jr., will deliver the 2019 John Reed Miller Preaching Lectures at RTS Jackson.
Rev. Charles is the pastor-teacher of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. He has served in this role since 2008. Prior to joining his present church, he led the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles for almost 18 years. Succeeding his late father, Rev. Charles began his pastoral ministry at Mt. Sinai at the age of 17, while a senior in high school.
At the June 2017 Southern Baptist Convention, Rev. Charles was historically and unanimously elected as the SBC Pastors’ Conference’s first African-American president. He regularly speaks at churches, conferences, and conventions around the country, and he is also the author of several books. Rev. Charles is married to Crystal, and they have three children: H.B. III, Natalie, and Hailey.
Dr. Charles Wingard, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Dean of Students at RTS Jackson, commented, “H.B. Charles is a master Bible expositor. For good reason, his book On Preaching is a required text in our first year preaching class. Students need men like him who teach and model the highest standard of biblical preaching.”
The John Reed Miller Preaching Lectures are named after a longtime pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS, who served from 1952-1968. Dr. Miller started the winter lectures on Reformed theology that eventually grew into Reformed Theological Seminary.
“Dr. Miller was an outstanding preacher and leader,” commented Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III, Chancellor and CEO. “In his later years, after retirement, he would meet with RTS students weekly for lunches and dinners and talk theology and ministry with them. He was a fount of knowledge, experience, history, and encouragement. He would offer the gift of John Owen’s Commentary on Hebrews if the student would agree to read the seven-volume set!”
Dr. Duncan continued, “First Presbyterian Church established and funded the RTS John Reed Miller Lectures in his honor to promote the biblical theology and practice of Reformed preaching and pastoral ministry that Dr. Miller embodied in his own life and work.”
This year’s lectures will take place Oct. 29-31. To register for the event, click here.