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.

Aug 14

On Sermon Preparation by H.B. Charles, Jr.

What steps should a preacher take to preacher a sound, clear, and helpful sermon?

Jul 31

Preaching the Tone of the Text by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Biblical preaching seeks to explain the meaning of a passage of scripture and exhort the hearer to respond to the truth. Faithful preaching is truth-driven. The goal of the preacher’s exegetical study should be to find to truth of the text. The passage may mention anxiety, prayer, thanksgiving, peace, and even refer to the Lord […]

Jul 18

On Sermon Introductions by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Untangle your thoughts by writing them out. Strive for clarity. Know where you are going.

Jun 5

Why Expository Preaching? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

The divine inspiration of scripture is the unavoidable mandate for expository preaching.

May 25

Teach Me! by H.B. Charles, Jr.

This is an essential qualification for admission into God’s school: you must recognize you have a lot to learn.

Apr 13

Don’t Try To Put Out Every Brush Fire by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Wisdom is knowing when to speak and when to hold your peace, when to move and when to keep still.

Mar 27

Biblical Principles for Ethnic Harmony by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Racism refuses to acknowledge the equality and dignity or your neighbor, much less love them as you love yourself. 

Mar 3

Come Away and Rest Awhile by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Jesus was most concerned about the toll their ministry efforts had on them. 

Feb 15

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

You may not like the way the bride of Christ looks. But be careful how you treat Christ’s bride. 

Jan 6

Why The Church? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

You cannot have a high view of Christ and a low view of the church at the same time.