I was up at 2 to start preparing for my trip and Mrs. G was already up. She had a rough night with her hip replacement and so I helped fix her something to eat. I am driving to Shreveport and flying from their to DFW, on to Chicago, and then into Syracuse, NY., where I will be preaching for Pastor Jody Martin who pastors the GOSPEL LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH of Utica, NY. I will be flying all day and will arrive at 5:15 pm. He and his church are aggressive soul winners and I am looking forward to being with them.
I am putting the finishing touches on my new hard back book "WHEN PRINCIPLE WAS KING." This 400 plus page book will be a keep sake for those who knew Dr. Jack Hyles and have a desire to know his life principles. First Baptist Church of Hammond, IN., did not make Jack Hyles for Jack Hyles made FBC. He was one of the fathers of the big church movement in America and it is interesting to contrast him to the "Mega-Church" movement of our day. If we are to return to the early days of the independent Baptist growth we will have to return to the principles of the days of the 60's, 70's, and 80's. This book is a must read! GOTTA LOVE BEING AN INDEPENDENT BAPTIST!