The 10 Best Preachers In the US Are...

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  1. Jamal5000

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    1. Charles Stanley (First Baptist Church of Atlanta, Georgia)

    2. William H. Willamon (Dean of Duke University Chapel)

    3. Haddon Robinson

    4. D. James Kennedy (Coral Springs Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

    5. Donald Green (Andrew Chapel Baptist Church of Orangeburg, SC)

    6. John MacArthur

    7. Eddie L. Long (New Birth Missionary Baptist church)

    8. David Jerimiah (Shadow Mountain Community Church)

    9. Chuck Swindoll

    10. Erwin Lutzer (Moody Church)

    What is your Top 10?

    Tanks!
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  2. Kenneth77

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    I withdraw my comment. I want to be a true player and abide by the rules. :D

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    Hey Kenneth,
    what about Bobby Robertson, in Walkertown?
     
  4. Jamal5000

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    Here is my alternate: Paul S. Morton
     
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    The top ten preachers in America are probably those we never hear of. Men of God who are preaching the tuth, admonishing for sin, exorting, rebuking and doing the work that God called them to do. The ones mentioned here may be great in the eyes of man, but some will receive no reward in heaven. The praise of men here is the only reward some will receive.

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    How do we judge "preaching"? By the popularity of the preacher or by the way they are open to being used by God to affect the lives of those to whom they minister?

    I can't name a single preacher of national reputation who has had anywhere close to the impact on my life that the pastors of my own church have had. Those of national reputation are in that position mainly because they (or their church)have the money to put them there and promote what they preach and write. I often question whether the resources of a church would not be put to better use doing something other than putting some church or preacher on television. I don't think that makes someone "best" and I really don't care whether or not they are popular.

    There are thousands of self-sacrificing pastors who are willing to be used by God and willing to go wherever he calls them. They'll never be in the limelight and their name will never be known across the country, but they are "the best" for the people whom they pastor, love, encourage and shepherd.

    I wonder how much more effective the ministry of the Christian churches of this country would be if people would give their money to their local church instead of mailing it off to some guy they'll never know personally, just to keep his face on a television screen?
     
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    Alistair Begg is #1 on my list. Erwin Lutzer would be on it. I'll have to come up with the rest later.
     
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    AMEN!Ellis you said iot very well. Too often preachers are gauged by their popularity instead of what they are actually doing for the Lord!!

    Ernie
     
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    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    :cool:
    Billy Graham
    Charles Stanley
    Adrian Rogers
    Chuck Swindoll
    John MacArthur
    D James Kennedy
    Mark Corts(Calvary Baptist--Winston Salem)
    Frank Pollard(First Baptist--Jackson, MS)
    Buckner Fanning(retired--Trinity Baptist--San Antonio)
    Larry Harper(Forest Hills Baptist--Raleigh)
     
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    Um, Jimmy, remember what I was saying about McAfee perhaps not being the best place for you...

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Rev. Joshua Villines:
    Um, Jimmy, remember what I was saying about McAfee perhaps not being the best place for you...

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    Joshua and Jimmy,
    Just because one likes a certain preacher now doesn't mean they always will. I used to listen to Charles Stanley and other conservative preachers, too. But the more I studied the Bible (and its formation)and church history the more "liberal" I became. Its not that I was corrupted or even just convinced. I just did my own research from a variety of mainstream sources. I mean no disrespect to our conservtive brothers (many of whom have substanial education), but often the only difference between a moderate and a conservative is an education. This is why you see so few inerrantists among bible scholars. Jimmy, McAfee may be to the left of you right now but it may not stay that way, even if you go to a more conservative school like Truett.

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    Some I like-
    Fred Craddock
    Chuck Poole
    Edd Rowell
    Buddy Shurden
    I'd list more but I'm late for court.
     
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    At the risk of leaving someone out:

    <UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>Alistair Begg<LI>Charles Swindoll<LI>John Piper<LI>Danny Akin<LI>Al Mohler<LI>Erwin Lutzer<LI>Bill Whittaker<LI>James Merritt<LI>Haddon Robinson<LI>Steve Brown<LI>Mark Dever[/list]
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by David Cooke, Jr.:

    But the more I studied the Bible (and its formation)and church history the more "liberal" I became...I just did my own research from a variety of mainstream sources... but often the only difference between a moderate and a conservative is an education... This is why you see so few inerrantists among bible scholars. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Typical enlightenment hogwash. Conservatives are backwoods un-etchucated dopes and the liberals or moderates are "scholarly elite".

    How does that square up with evangelical history?

    Well, there's John Piper, John Stott, R.C. Sproul, Jay Adams, Frank Gaebelin, Vern Poythress, and on and on ... of course Calvin, Luther, Zwingli, Beza .... :rolleyes:
     
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    My List (only 5 currently):
    <UL TYPE=SQUARE>John Piper
    Alistair Begg
    John MacArthur
    Erwin Lutzer
    Al Mohler[/list]
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> . I mean no disrespect to our conservtive brothers (many of whom have substanial education), but often the only difference between a moderate and a conservative is an education. This is why you see so few inerrantists among bible scholars. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    David, I'm really disappointed at your ignorant and callow post here. Not only is it narrow-minded and insulting, it's plain uninformed. Either you have not read much in the scholarly field at all, or you are simply being mean-spirited here.
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by David Cooke, Jr.:


    I mean no disrespect to our conservtive brothers (many of whom have substanial education), but often the only difference between a moderate and a conservative is an education. This is why you see so few inerrantists among bible scholars.

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    Boy...it's a good thing you didn't mean to offend me.

    You just talked me out of going to school. I would hate to have my conservatativeness edumacated outta me. DUH!
     
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    I do not watch tv preachers as a matter of principle (Easy for me to say in Corinth-by-the-Bay, as anyone I would watch is from back East.) nor do I visit other churches. But I think we are discussing master pulpiteers. Men that have by the Grace of God mastered the Art and Science of Preaching the Word of God.
    As noted above I can only note the men that I have personally sat under either at a church or regional fellowship meeting or when I was in school. It's not ten and four are home with their Lord:<UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>David C. Innes, Pastor, Hamilton Squre Baptist Church, San Francisco, California<LI>Phil Shuler, Evangelist<LI>Bob Jones, III<LI>Bob Jones, Jr.<LI>James Singleton, late Pastor of Tri-City Baptist Church, Tempe, Arizona<LI>Dr. Richard Weeks, late Academic Dean and Professor of Homiletics, MBBC, Watertown, Wisconsin<LI>B. Myron Cedarholm, Founder and President of MBBC[/list]Except for Dr. Weeks, all of these men can at least be heard on tape. You may not agree with their doctrinal stands, but they are well worth your consideration for learning how to stand behind the sacred desk.

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