Episode 41: Reflections on 35 Years of Ministry with Mac Brunson

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Mac Brunson joins me in a discussion about his reflections on 35 years of ministry. Mac has served as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL since 2006, and has pastored churches in South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina, and Texas. He is the author of several books including The New Guidebook for Pastors published by B&H.

Guest(s): Mac Brunson


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • Mac’s ministry at First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL
  • How Mac developed a love for preaching
  • Why great preachers love both the study for the sermon and the proclamation of the sermon
  • What Mac’s final days of sermon preparation look like
  • The state of preaching in most evangelical churches
  • Mac’s ambition for younger preachers
  • How the pulpit ministry affects the church
  • Mac’s counsel to younger pastors


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