ASL – Panel: Reviving the Black Church
H.B. Charles joins Mark Dever and Thabiti Anyabwile to discuss Thabiti’s latest book, “Reviving the Black Church.” What might the larger body of Christ glean from the strengths of the black church? What might we think about monochromatic churches given what Revelation depicts about God’s kingdom? As pastor H.B. says, “biblical discipleship is committed to reaching all the nations.”
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H.B. Charles is the Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida, where he has served since 2008. H.B. is the author (or contributing author) of several books including: It Happens After Prayer, On Preaching, On Pastoring, The Difference Jesus Make, and Power in the Pulpit. H.B. is married to the girl of his dreams, Crystal, and they have three children: H.B. III, Natalie, and Hailey.
Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Mark holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks and has taught at a number of seminaries. Mark has authored several books and articles, most recently, Compelling Community, Baptist Foundations, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, What is a Healthy Church?, and Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill. They have two adult children.
Thabiti Anyabwile is the pastor of Anacostia River Church in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Thabiti served as the pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman for seven years. He is a native of Lexington, North Carolina. Thabiti holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology from North Carolina State University. He is the author of Captivated: Beholding the Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection, The Gospel for Muslims: An Encouragement to Share Christ with Confidence, The Decline of African-American Theology, The Life of God in the soul of the Church, Finding Faithful Elders & Deacons, and What is a Healthy Church Member?. He is the happy husband of Kristie and the adoring father of three children. A former high school basketball coach and bookstore owner, he enjoys preaching, reading, sports, and watching sci-fi films.