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.

Apr 2

When It’s Time to Leave a Church by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Here’s the bottom line: You must leave a church when a church requires you to deny what you believe or believe what you deny.

Mar 26

I Will Not Offer the Lord What Costs Me Nothing by H.B. Charles, Jr.

When you offer God your best work, you will sense his smile on you as you preach.

Feb 26

Have You Been With Jesus? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Effective public ministry is the result of meaningful private devotion.

Jan 29

How the Pew Can Help the Pulpit by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Good preaching is a partnership between pastor and congregation, pulpit and pew, the one who preaches and the one who listens.

Dec 4

The Greatest Promise in the Bible by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Concerning Philippians 4:19, James Montgomery Boice comments… “We come now to what is perhaps the greatest promise in the entire Bible. And it is great because it includes all of the other promises in itself.” The wonderful promise of Philippians 4:19 is this: “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory […]

Oct 30

On Memorizing Scripture by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Scripture memorization does not come easy for most of us. But don’t be too quick to blame it on a poor memory. Scripture memorization is spiritual warfare.

Oct 2

Three Keys to Effective Sermon Preparation by H.B. Charles, Jr.

We have the joyful burden of weekly preparation. To keep your head about water and become effective you have to learn to hack the process.

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.