Ep 55: Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Dr. Phil Cooke, co-founder of Cooke Pictures. Phil has produced and directed film and television programming in more than fifty countries, and has been influential in shaping the stories of some of the most successful nonprofit and ministry organizations of our time. He’s been called “the only working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology,” more »

3 Reasons Your Staff Meetings Are Boring, and How to Fix Them

Meetings. Yawn. The word, in and of itself, evokes feelings of boredom. After all, most of us have heard of the concept of death by meeting.   I’m writing this article from the perspective as a lead pastor who leads staff meetings in a local church context. The principles outlined below are applicable to people in the church and para-church more »

Ep 54: J. R. Lee

In this episode, Jeremy interviews J. R. Lee, Pastor of Freedom Church in Acworth, GA. As founding pastor of Freedom Church, Pastor J. R. has led the congregation to become one of the fastest-growing churches in the country, according to Outreach Magazine. They discuss church planting, marketing, and systems: (1) first impressions, (2) follow up, (3) volunteer development. CONNECT WITH PASTOR J. more »

Ep 53: Ted Traylor

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Dr. Ted Traylor, Senior Pastor of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. Jeremy and Dr. Traylor discuss longevity in ministry, following a long-term pastor, dealing with crises, preaching processes, and SEC football. Connect with Ted Traylor online: Twitter – @TedTraylor Facebook TedTraylor.com INTERVIEW QUESTIONS You’ve served as Senior Pastor at Olive Baptist in Pensacola since 1990. more »

Ep 52: Brian Dodd

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Brian Dodd, from Injoy Stewardship. They discuss stewardship, the future of American churches, campaigns, the economy, and leadership. Connect with Brian Dodd online: Brian Dodd on Leadership Facebook Twitter – @BrianKDodd INTERVIEW QUESTIONS What are your thoughts on the effectiveness of how stewardship is being taught in most American churches today? With the decline in giving across more »

Ep 51: Brandon Cox

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Brandon Cox, pastor and church planter of Grace Hills Church in Bentonville, AR and Editor for Pastors.com. Jeremy and Brandon discuss church planting, coaching, Pastors.com, and blogging. Connect with Brandon Cox online: Twitter – @BrandonACox Facebook Grace Hills Church Pastors.com INTERVIEW QUESTIONS In 2011 you planted Grace Hills Church in beautiful Bentonville, AR. What has that more »

Ep 50: Jordan Easley

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Jordan Easley, Senior Pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, TN. They discuss Intergenerational Ministry, Pastoring with a Pastor Emeritus, Multisite, and Church Growth Connect with Jordan Easley online: Twitter – @JordanEasley Facebook Englewood Baptist Church INTERVIEW QUESTIONS Englewood is known as a church that is thoroughly intergenerational. How do you do this so effectively? The legendary more »

Ep 49: Mike Glenn

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Dr. Mike Glenn, Senior Pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church in suburban Nashville. They discuss multisite, leadership development, longevity in ministry, reaching millennials (Kairos), the change in the church landscape. Connect with Mike Glenn online: Twitter – @MikeGlenn MikeGlennOnline.com Facebook INTERVIEW QUESTIONS You have led Brentwood from one location to six locations. What are some keys to more »

Ep 48: Dr. Ike Reighard

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Dr. Ike Reighard. Serving as President/CEO of MUST Ministries and as Senior Pastor of Piedmont Church in suburban Atlanta (Marietta, GA), Ike is a major leader and change agent. Ike is married to Kaye, and has two daughters, Eden and Evie. Ike has appeared in articles and news stories in The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, USA more »

Ep 47: Eric Fuller

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Eric Fuller, high school pastor of First Baptist Church of Woodstock, GA. Jeremy and Eric discuss the role of the evangelist, the evolution of student ministry, impacting the youth culture, and communication tips with students. Connect with Eric Fuller online: Twitter – @EricFuller34 Facebook http://www.fbcw.org/ INTERVIEW QUESTIONS You were a full-time vocational evangelist for a more »