The Gospel Coalition is excited to welcome a newly elected member to our Council. Voted on in April, H. B. Charles represents the kind of work TGC passionately supports: robustly biblical, theologically driven, gospel-centered ministry in the Reformed tradition for God’s glory and his people’s good.

Charles is pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, where he has served since 2008. Prior to that he led Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles for almost 18 years. Succeeding his late father, Charles began pastoring Mt. Sinai when he was 17—as a high school senior. He hosts a weekly podcast titled On Preaching with H. B. Charles, and he is the author of On Pastoring (Moody, 2016), On Preaching (Moody, 2014), The Difference Jesus Makes (Moody, 2014), and It Happens After Prayer (Lift Every Voice, 2013). He is married to Crystal, and they have three children.

The Council, a collection of 56 pastors and qualified elders who provide direction and leadership to TGC, meets annually for fellowship, discussion, planning, accountability, and prayer around the gospel of our Lord Jesus. Aiming to bring biblical conviction and pastoral sensitivity to bear on a range of pressing contemporary issues, the Council is committed to shepherding the next generation of church leaders in line with TGC’s foundation documents.

Welcome, H. B.!