On behalf of our Redemption Hill Church family, I extend our love, sympathy and prayer support to Sara Adkison and her family in the homegoing of Dr. E. Lewis Adkison yesterday, June 23. "Preach" was 89 years old. "Preach" was saved under the ministry of Dr. J Frank Norris, pastor of First Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas from 1909-1952. During his later teenage years, he and his family moved their membership to Sagamore Hill Baptist Church in Fort Worth. The pastor, Dr
Throughout the month of June, our Sunday morning message series is titled “Aftermath.” We are looking at selected texts that deal with sin, its consequences, and what happens next. Just what is sin? Generally speaking, sin is a person’s rebellion against the teachings of GOD’s Word. I really like the definition one pastor shared: “Sin is what you do when your heart is not satisfied with GOD.” The Bible itself provides a variety of defintions of sin. Here is a partial list: 1.
Deuteronomy 8 provides an analogy of the Christian life and church life as well. Deuteronomy 8:2a states, “And you shall remember that the LORD your GOD led you all the way these 40 years in the wilderness.” Praise GOD for the reminder of His leadership both in our Christian lives and our church life through all of these years. Then Deuteronomy 8:2b declares, “to humble you and test you.” Yes, through the years of our Christian lives and our church life, GOD has allowed adver
Dr. Lewis Adkison ("Preach") served our church faithfully as senior pastor from 1968-2000. GOD used he and his wife, Sara, in a remarkable way in those years. "Preach" is currently hospitalized at Memorial North. For the past several weeks, he has experienced some serious mobility issues. An MRI at the hospital discovered the source of the problem: Dr. Adkison has a broken T-2 vertebra. In communicating with the family yesterday, it appeared "Preach" would undergo surgery
Our denomination has made the news recently regarding the release of a sexual abuse task force investigation. This investigation was authorized by the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, and was tasked to investigate allegations that it has mishandled reports of sexual abuse in the past. I served as a member of the SBC Executive Committee from 2008-2016. I served as an officer for 6 of those years (Chairman of the Business & Finance Committee, Vice-Chair