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Finding Your Own Preaching Voice: An Interview with Pastor Lawrence E. Aker III

Stop trying to be someone else and let God use you in the pulpit.

How do you find your own voice as a preacher? Lawrence E. Aker III, senior pastor at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York, followed in the footsteps of two larger-than-life preachers. His predecessors, Dr. Sandy F. Ray and Dr. Harry S. Wright (who pastored at Cornerstone for a combined 56 years) were both powerful preachers. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor eulogized Dr. Ray as the "President of Preaching." Dr. Ray also opened the pulpit to an energetic young preacher who was often passing through town—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Wright was recently selected as a "Living Legend of Preaching."

In the midst of this rich legacy of renowned preachers, Lawrence is learning what it means to find his own voice as a preacher. The lessons he's learned along the journey are instructive for every preacher.

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Irving Salzman

January 07, 2013  10:01am

Good interview.

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