H.B. Charles Jr.

H.B. Charles, Jr. has been the pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida since 2008. Over the course of H.B.'s pastorate, his love for God's Word, the church, and lost people has resulted in joyfully balancing his pastoral responsibilities with speaking engagements in revivals, conferences, and other church events. He is married to his best friend, Crystal, and they are the proud parents of three children, H.B. Charles III, Natalie Marie and Hailey Breanne. He was a contributor of the Power in the Pulpit, and continues to seek further education to help fulfill his prayerful desire to write and teach alongside his calling to pastoral ministry.

May 10

Why I’d Go to Church If I Were Not a Pastor by H.B. Charles Jr.

I would go to church if I were not a pastor, because I would still be a Christian if I were not a pastor. And to be a Christian is to be a participating member of the local church.

Feb 17

Keep Your Heart with All Vigilance by H.B. Charles Jr.

Many people struggle to experience meaningful life-change, because they deal with their problems downstream instead of upstream. They work downstream to get debris out of the water. The more they remove, the more flows in. True change only happens when you go upstream an address the heart of the matter.

Feb 4

Jesus Wept by H.B. Charles Jr.

The verse is short in words but long in meaning. It is an ocean of truth in a teaspoon of words. The weeping Jesus is a comforting truth. 

Jan 19

The Salt of the Earth by H.B. Charles Jr.

You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is not good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. – Matthew 5:13 Salt gets bad press. It is tied to hypertension, obesity, heart disease, and other ailments. The […]

Jan 7

Be Filled with the Spirit by H.B. Charles Jr.

Rather than arguing doctrinal theories, I want to simply make the point that you must be filled with the Spirit to be a healthy, strong, and growing Christian.

Dec 15

My Cup Overflows by H.B. Charles Jr.

Because of Christ, your cup is not empty. God pours favor into your cup. It is not just a sip. God fills our cups to the brim.

Dec 3

Leading From the Pulpit by H.B. Charles Jr.

First and foremost, the pastor-teacher is charged to preach the word (2 Timothy 4:1-2). His leadership should flow out of his preaching, not compete with it.

Nov 26

Living By the Book by H.B. Charles Jr.

The word of God is sufficient for every season of life. This glorious theme is established in the opening stanza of Psalm 119, which teaches three aspects of living by the book.

Nov 5

Prominence and Significance are Not the Same Thing by H.B. Charles Jr.

For many years, I served a church in the shadows of many so-called “megachurches” in my city. This was not a thing for me. I believed my congregation was, pound-for-pound, just as strong and healthy and fruitful as these larger congregations. But there were times when I felt the pressure to measure up to other […]

Oct 22

The Happy Dilemma of a Growing Preacher by H.B. Charles Jr.

As I grow older – and grow up, I hope – certain aspects of my preaching style are inevitably changing with me.