As long as I can remember going to church, there has been “Brother Bobby“, as we call him. Growing up in the community around Gospel Light Baptist Church of Walkertown, North Carolina, I have seen the effectiveness of his ministry. Not many people ask, “Who is Brother Bobby?” around Walkertown! For over 54 years, Gospel Light has had the privilege of having this dear soldier of the cross as their pastor.
Though there are many things I would like to say, I will only mention a few. Three words come to mind as I think of my pastor:
#1 – Humble
Few people can handle the accolades of their peers while not letting it go to their heads! Without one reservation, Brother Bobby is one of the few. He is always giving credit to Jesus for everything good and taking credit for what goes wrong.
#2 – Gracious
Through the years, Brother Bobby has faced many trials in the ministry. He readily admits mistakes and falters he has made and allows other to to the same. When those around him or members of the congregation make mistakes, he is longsuffering and very gracious when he needs to be. He is always ready to listen to what you have to say.
#3 – Unchanging
Brother Bobby has not changed, one iota, on doctrine! He does not stick his finger to the wind to figure out what to preach. He faithfully preaches what God tells him to preach. I have never known my pastor to preach anything contrary to the Scriptures!
Though I have not been what I ought to have been through the years, I have the greatest pastor on earth. Many a day have I sat down and contemplated the privilege to grow up under a ministry like Gospel Light. Praise God for a pastor like Brother Bobby!
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|The View from Mount Calvary: 24 Portraits of the Cross Throughout Scripture|
By John Phillips / Kregel Publications
Without Jesus, the Bible makes no sense. And without his atoning death on the cross, the Bible makes no difference. In The View from Mount Calvary, renowned Bible commentator John Phillips surveys the entire Bible and shows how its many sections, books, and subjects all revolve around the death of Jesus on Mt. Calvary. Recommended reading especially during the Easter season, The View from Mount Calvary will deepen readers’ appreciation of the finished work of Christ.
Originally posted 2010-10-09 23:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter