Junior Hill

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  1. Psalm 100

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    Has anyone heard of Junior Hill? He is invited to speak at our church next month, and supposedly has a good reputation as an evangelist, but I've never heard of him.
     
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    I heard him speak once at a missions conference. He was really good from what I remember.
     
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    Solid evangelist...kind of "old school" but does a great job. When I have seen him, he's done a good job at invitations (some evangelists are horrible at this)--communicating the heartfelt call to respond to God, yet not becoming emotionally manipulative.

    The guy must preach 300 days a year. He's one of the busiest itinerant speakers I know of.
     
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    In the pulpit, Junior is quite bold. Outside of the pulpit, Junior is a rather soft-spoken and very gracious southern gentleman.

    His exegesis and hermeneutics aren't always the best, but his rhetorical skills and storytelling are great. I would imagine that your people will enjoy him quite a bit.

    (Not to completely derail this thread, but I would ammend that to say that your people will enjoy him quite a bit unless your church is Calvinistic. Junior can be rather antagonistic towards Calvinism--or at least towards what he thinks Calvinism is.)
     
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    I disagree about Juniors exegesis and hermenutics. Everything I have ever heard him say is always solid. I have heard him many times and have many of his tapes. He is an old school SBC boy.

    It is correct to say that he disagrees with most anything John Calvin taught. And rightly so.
     
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    Junior Hill is one of the best laid back pulpit speakers who can turn it on at the close of the service.

    Awesome dry sense of humor.
     
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    Yes, he came to our church this last January and he was excellent. Our church is blessed to have him stop by periodically.

    A lot of people got saved that day he came. I was overjoyed at that sight.

    Hope you enjoy him and I hope some people get saved at your services. Tell him the people at Rock Springs said "hey!".
     
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    He is a regular speaker at the FBCJAX Pastor's School---top of the line--the VERY top of the line--and hilarious!!! You'll love him---and you are LUCKY for him to put you on his "schedule"---he stays booked up 3-5 years in advance!!

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    He spoke at seminary chapel a few times. I really liked him
     
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    He came to our church (Emmanuel in Grenada) last summer for a one-day revival--a week before Katrina hit.
     
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    He spoke last May at Baptist Bible College Fellowship week for the BBFI and did a great job. I would not hesitate to travel to listen to him again. Your people will be truely blessed.
     
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    Rev. Mitchell,

    The comment about exegesis and hermeneutics was in no way a jab at Junior's character, his commitment to the Word, or the ability of his messages to speak to people's hearts.

    But very often the points that he makes in the sermon don't necessarily come from the actual text taken in context. That doesn't mean they aren't "biblical", it just means that his sermons are more like Bailey Smith's than they are like Jerry Vines'. (Junior's hermeneutics and exegesis are much better than Bailey's, so I guess its kind of relative.)

    I would also disagree with you that Junior would disagree with "most anything" John Calvin wrote. Unless of course you are asserting that Junior does not believe in the innate sinfulness of humanity, justification by faith alone, or eternal security. (Obviously he does.)

    You probably meant to say that Junior would disagree with "most anything" of what Calvin wrote specifically about predestination and effectual calling. In that case (based upon a dinner conversation with him in which "Calvinism" came up) I think you'd be right.
     
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    Too bad there ain't more "old school"dudes around in my opinion.
    Especially if you mean by old school that a preacher or evanglelist preaches the whole council of God instead of just those "positive" aspects of the Gospel.
    Maybe Lottie Moon giving would increase and more SBC churches would start seeing souls saved and the baptismal waters stirring if folk were reminded more often that your going to die and go to hell and be tormented forever if you never accept Christ as your Savior.
    Nope SBC has "new school" guys like Ed Young Jr. or Andy Stanley. Those dudes may believe in hell but you could listen to them for a 6mos. on the radio(Ed Young Jr. anway) and I doubt you would ever hear the word hell even mentioned.
    I guess I must be old school cause I still believe hell is as hot as heaven is heavenly. It is going to last forever too I might add.
     
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    If they knew the urgency of salvation and going to hell they would speak with urgency and conviction. I found out in the last church I pastored that they did not like that kind of message very well because they werer accustoemd to laziness and complacency. Complacency describes most of the churches in the US. Where are the prayer meetings and the urgency and conviction from the pulpit?
     
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    GB,

    Yep, complacency along with apathy.In my first church they got mad at me because they thought we were spending to much time praying duriing Wed. night "prayer" meeting. They said I should do more preaching instead of us praying so much.
    Honestly that is what the folk said.
    I just thought before I could get those folk excited about reaching the lost in our community that we should turn our hearts to prayer in order to build up a sense of compassion for folk etc...

    What was I thinking huh??
     
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    I agree with R and R about Junior's exegesis. I've heard him preach about 4-5 times and have enjoyed each one (even though I am a Calvinist). Junior is very bold in the pulpit, adressing many things that need to be addressed (even though he often has used a passage of scripture to "springboard" into a topic). He preached at an evangelism conference a couple of years ago in my state where he critisized baptist churches for removing the name Baptist from their name (which the church where the conference was held had done a couple of years prior). He also preached against "seeker" churches (whiuch this church could be considered) and made a crack at preachers with Phd's (guess what the preacher of this church had?).
     
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    Sometimes PH.d. can stand for Pig Headed Dude.
     

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