Note: In anticipation of this interview, two free sermon series downloads have been released by Mount Calvary here.
Dr. Mark Minnick serves as senior pastor at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina. He became the senior pastor in 1989 after long-term pastor Dr. Jesse Boyd stepped into the role of pastor emeritus. God took Dr. Boyd home two years later. Since 1989, Dr. Minnick has faithfully exposited the Word of God, and his ministry has multiplied through his recordings. Dr. Minnick is not only a pastor to his congregation but also a “pastor’s pastor” to preachers around the world. In addition to his pastoral ministry, he teaches at Bob Jones University, serves on the boards of Gospel Fellowship Association Missions and the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship, and serves as a member of The Committee on the Bible’s Text and Translation. Mark is a contributing editor to Frontline Magazine, where his “First Partakers” column encourages and challenges men in the ministry.
NOTE: This article was orginally published on November 3, 2005. It was part of a liveblog of the 2005 Annual Convention of the American Council of Christian Churches
On Thursday afternoon, a panel discussion was held on the topic of “Contemporary Evangelicalism.” The featured panelists were Dr. Ralph Colas, Executive Secretary of the ACCC; Dr. Richard Harris of the Independent Baptist Fellowship of North America (IBFNA) and past president of the ACCC; and Dr. Rolland McCune of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary.
You may listen to the audio file by using this link. The file (7.2 MB) lasts just over one hour.
The content should prove quite interesting to SI readers. Some of the issues discussed include the recent history of Fundamentalism and New Evangelicalism and the trend of graduates of Fundamentalist colleges and universities migrating to Evangelical seminaries for their entry-level seminary degrees.
Originally Published on October 24, 2005
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Dr. Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC where he has served since 1994.
Dr. Dever received his Doctor of Philosophy in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He also has a Master of Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Duke University. His scholarly interests include Puritanism and ecclesiology.
Dr. Dever currently serves as a trustee of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; he also serves as a member of the board, vice-chairman, and chairman of the Forum for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. From 1995 until 2001, he served on the steering committee for Founders Ministries, a pastoral movement for biblical teaching and healthy church life within the Southern Baptist Convention.
I cannot think of a post that I have been more excited about posting in the last nine months than this one. My burden is to see fundamental churches re-capture some biblical goals. One of the most dear to my heart is evangelism.
A couple of weeks ago, I was in Rockford, Illinois for a conference and I spent some time with Pastor Bob Bixby of the Morning Star Baptist Church. We have endeavored to highlight what they are doing with Global Grace in their outreach following the hurricanes down south. While I was there, I was able to meet a couple they adopted from Louisiana. I had my blog recorder with me and I asked them if they would be willing to do an interview for SharperIron. They agreed and the rest is history.
I love what this church did. No excuses were given as to why they could not get involved. Here’s a few they could’ve gotten away with:
1. We’re a small church. We can’t make a difference.
2. We don’t have the money.
3. Our job is to just give out the Gospel, not be involved in social causes.
However, Bob led his people on a journey that has changed their ministry. In just my short time with him and his church, the following was evident: