H.B. Charles Jr.’s Advice to Young Pastors

“That’s the sum total of ministry. Guard how you live, guard what you teach.”

In this new video, H.B. Charles Jr.—pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, and TGC Council member—reflects on his unique calling to the pastoral ministry and encourages young ministers to guard their life and doctrine.


Many hopeful men emerge from seminary eager to dive headfirst into ministry. Confident that seminary equipped them with the tools they need for the journey ahead, they find themselves discouraged when the realities of their first call don’t line up with what they came to expect from assigned readings and classroom discussions.

This book, with contributions from 15 veteran pastors, including Daniel L. Akin, Juan Sanchez, Phil A. Newton, and Scott Sauls, offers real-world advice about the joys and challenges of the first five years of pastoral ministry—bridging the gap between seminary training and life in a local church.

Armed with wisdom from those who have gone before them, young pastors will find encouragement to stand firm in the thick of the realities and rigors of pastoral ministry.

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