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G. Avery Lee and Gardner Taylor come from two different cultural traditions, but they uphold the same ministry values and goals as pastors. Here, they share over 120 years of pastoral wisdom, experiences, perspectives, and advice for the pastors of today and tomorrow.
This compact book provides a rare opportunity for others to learn from both the successes and the challenges of two highly esteemed and respected pastors who have each been preaching for more than sixty years.
• the important traits in being a pastor,• pitfalls to avoid for young pastors,• how to deal with difficult people in the church,• books that should be on every pastor's shelf and why,• the best way to prepare a sermon, and• principles of pastoral counseling.
Newsweek magazine has said that Gardner Taylor (1918-2015) is one of the twelve greatest preachers in the English-speaking world. He is considered by many to be the greatest living African American preacher. The recipient of over 100 honorary degrees, he served as pastor of Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn for forty-two years. He is the author of the six volume series, The Words of Gardner Taylor (Judson Press). After retiring in 1990, he maintained an active travel and speaking schedule. In 2000, he received The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, recognizing exceptional meritorious service.
G. Avery Lee, (1916-2008), was a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and Yale Divinity School. He authored sixteen books, including I Want That Mountain! and Living in the Meantime. As a pastor, he made his greatest mark at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans from 1961 to 1980. He resided in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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