Dr. Ken Lewis, pastor of Briarwood Community Church shares his journey to becoming a pastor and professor. Ken was formerly assistant professor of practical theology, New Testament, and church history at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to pastoring Briarwood, Ken serves as Dean of Memphis College of Urban and Theological Studies at Union University.
Mid-South View Point is a public affairs program addressing concerns that are vital to the Christian community in the Mid-South. This show is produced by Bott Radio Network in Memphis.
Seventy-Five percent of pastors report being “extremely stressed” or “highly stressed.” Bishop Fredrick Gillam, Executive Pastor of Journey Church Memphis and Director of Clinical Services at Church Developers Network provides details on The Shepherds Care Symposium, a day of self-care for Pastors, Ministry Leaders, and Therapists/Counselors coming March 4th. The goal is for each attendee to leave the Symposium feeling refreshed, renewed, and revived.
Stacy Dodd, Certified Addiction Interventionist was once a homeless man addicted to drugs living in the woods. We'll discuss Stacy’s journey to being clean now for 23 years and the struggle of addiction for so many.
Master Barber Adam Cutshaw, wife Whitney, and their five children (ages 3-12) are taking the gospel of Jesus to all 95 counties in Tennessee, the four most extreme geographical points in the state, and conclude the 100th days at the state capitol. The gospel excursion is covered by open air gospel proclamation, one-on-one witnessing, Bible and tract distribution, prayer stand, and holding gospel signs. Adam is the owner and Master Barber of Cutshaw's Classic Barber Shop, in Tullahoma, TN.
Bishop Scott Jones of the Global Methodist Church talks about his departure from the United Methodist Church and the creation of a new denomination. Formerly, leader of the United Methodist’s Great Plains and Houston Episcopal Areas, Bishop Jones discusses the theological disagreements that have resulted in many Methodists’ departure from the denomination. He addresses the difficulty that pastors face moving out of a denomination having childhood roots and generational family history. He unpacks the new mission for the Global Methodist Church of forming disciples who worship passionately, love extravagantly, and witness boldly.
During the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr, was quoted as famously saying that “11 a.m. on Sunday mornings was the most segregated hour of American life.” Pastor Steve Jacobson and Pastor Preston Poindexter share how their congregations, one white and one black, merged as one church to serve the Raleigh/Frayser communities in Memphis with the Gospel.