I have been privileged to have the opportunity to preach expositional Bible messages at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, where I've served since the fall of 2008. I am primarily responsible for preaching-teaching, vision casting, and leadership development – along with all the other tasks that are a part of pastoral ministry. I am grateful to have been married to my best friend, Crystal, and to be the father of our three children, H.B. III, Natalie, and Haley.

Prior to coming to Shiloh, I led the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles for almost eighteen years after succeeding my late father.  I began my pastorate at Mt. Sinai at the age of seventeen while still a senior in high school.

Outside of my ministry to and with my congregation, I regularly speak at churches, conferences, and conventions around the globe. I have been honored to contribute to several books and journals and I write a blog about life, preaching, church, books, and other stuff.  I have also authored several books to include "On Preaching" and "On Pastoring". I strive to publish new posts 2-3 times a week.

The Cutting It Straight  Conference aims to change the world by exposing the body of Christ to sound, biblical preaching and teaching true doctrine! This conference offers wonderful examples of expository preaching.  If you need to be convinced of the value of expository preaching or encouraged in its practice, then you will thoroughly enjoy the lectures of our guests. Expository preaching explains what the text means by what it says. The focus of exposition is to explain and apply the intended point of the text. 

I am a student of expository preaching.  It is what I strive to do most weeks. There are times when I do more topical messages on biblical themes.  But I am convinced that consecutive exposition through Books of the Bible is the most faithful way to preach.

Join me September 18-20, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida for a wonderful time in the word, fellowship, and exposition.    


H.B. Charles Jr. Pastor/Teacher