Photograph from Patrick Smith

Wright’s Advice to Young Pastors

Pastor Wright in the CPC sanctuary. | Photograph from Patrick Smith

Pastor Wright in the CPC sanctuary. | Photograph from Patrick Smith

Pastor Henry Wright is the longest serving pastor in the Columbia Union’s longest serving pastor.  In June 2014 he will have served 50 years in the ministry.  Below is his advice to young pastors.

 My first commandment of preaching is “Thou shalt not be anyone but thyself in the pulpit.”

  • Preach the Word. Don’t preach your doubts.
  • Believe what you preach.
  • God put you in the ministry primarily to save you.
  • Success is the Lord’s.
  • Work hard and pray—then leave the results with God.

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Benjamin J. Baker, PhD, is the assistant archivist at the General Conference, complied this list.

 

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