Front Row L-R: Preston Silcox, local preacher, Sao Joseph, Barry Grider, T. J. Skelton, Trent Sherwin.
Back Row L-R: Josh Holloway, Efrain Aranda, Theo Scullard, Brandon Myers, Daniel Manning.
MILTON, FL (BNc) — The Margaret Street Church of Christ, Milton, FL is hosting a Campaign for Christ this week, October 26-30.
Twelve students from the Memphis School of Preaching, Memphis, TN are in Milton knocking doors, setting up Bible correspondence courses, home Bible studies, and inviting people to attend the Gospel Meeting each evening at 7:00 p.m. As of Tuesday evening 1,094 invitations had been extended, 21 Bible correspondence courses set up, and three personal Bible studies arranged.
Barry Grider, Preacher for the Forest Hill Church of Christ in Memphis is speaking at the 7:00 p.m. worship services. The Forest Hills congregation is home to the Memphis School of Preaching. B. J. Clarke serves as Director of the school.
Memphis School of Preaching, or MSOP as it is lovingly called, has 50 students who are studying to become gospel preachers. The students have come from various states, several foreign nations, South Africa, Mexico, and Panama to name a few.
Before a student can graduate from MSOP, in addition to course work, he must participate in three Campaigns for Christ and one Restoration Tour. Campaigns are set up twice a year in the Spring following the school’s lectureship, and in the Fall. During the Milton, FL campaign there were three other campaigns being conducted across the country. One was in Ohio with B. J. Clarke preaching, one in Moultrie, Georgia with Jake Sutton preaching, and one in Munford, TN.
Any congregation wishing to host a Campaign for Christ with the help of the MSOP students should contact Billy Bland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preston Silcox is the preacher for the Margaret Street Church of Christ, Milton, FL.
As a teenage girl, I prayed to marry a preacher. I knew no one who was desiring to be a preacher but each night I knelt by my bed and prayed, “Lord, if I am capable of being a preacher’s wife I would like to marry a preacher. If not, just let me marry a Christian.” God answered that prayer for me. Our local preacher, Jerry Humphries, preached in two gospel meetings that summer and invited a young man from Alabama Christian College (now Faulkner University) to preach in his absence. He brought his girlfriend with him so that took him out of the running. But when I learned they were coming back in a week or so, I asked if they didn’t have some fine young man they could bring down and let me meet. The girl thought for a minute, snapped her fingers and said, “Old Doug.” Old Doug and I have been married 54 years and have two children and two grandchildren. All our children are faithful members of the church. God is so good. I love Him so.