Rev. H.B. Charles Jr., pastor-teacher at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida, will deliver God's Word during the Worship Service at Proclaim 19 on March 28 in place of John MacArthur, who will not be able to participate as planned after being diagnosed with a throat infection requiring him to clear his schedule of preaching, speaking, and recording responsibilities.
In addition, former Governor Mike Huckabee, host of Huckabee, is scheduled to join the "Future of Television" panel during the NRB TV & Film Summit on Wednesday, March 27, and will speak later that evening at the invitation-only Media Leadership Dinner along with Michael Klausman, president of Television City Studios.
“We are disappointed that Dr. MacArthur will not be able to speak at Proclaim 19, and we pray for a speedy recovery for him,” said Troy Miller, NRB’s executive vice president and COO. “But we are delighted to have Dr. Charles join us for the Worship Service, which will also feature a hymn sing with Joni Eareckson Tada and music by Mark Rice. Dr. Charles is a faithful preacher and teacher who excels in the use of new media.”
“We are also honored to have Gov. Huckabee join us on Wednesday for the TV & Film Summit and the Media Leadership Dinner, which assembles the ‘principals’ of NRB’s member organizations and specially-invited VIP guests,” Miller added. “As a preacher and a media personality, Gov. Huckabee fits right in with our Christian media convention.”
H.B. Charles Jr. has served as the pastor-teacher of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, since 2008. At the June 2017 Southern Baptist Convention, Charles was historically and unanimously elected as the SBC Pastors’ Conference’s first African-American president. And in 2018 Dr. John MacArthur conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree upon Charles during the Commencement Ceremony of The Master’s Seminary — something the seminary does on rare occasions for men “who have been used by God for ministry in the church in remarkable and unusual ways.”
Prior to joining his present church, Charles led the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles for almost 18 years. Succeeding his late father, he began on his pastorate at Mt. Sinai at the age of 17 – a senior in high school. Outside of his ministry to and with his congregation, Charles regularly speaks at churches, conferences, and conventions around the country, and he is also the author of several books.
Mike Huckabee is the host of the TV show Huckabee on TBN each weekend and is a Fox News contributor, NY Times best-selling author of 12 books, and a frequent speaker for corporate, civic, and non-profit groups all over the world. He was the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007, becoming one of the longest serving governors in his state’s history. He ran in 2008 and 2016 for President, finishing 2nd in the Republican primary in 2008.
At Proclaim 19, Charles and Huckabee will be among the more than 100 speakers, including Greg Laurie, Priscilla Shirer, Rick Warren, Ambassador Sam Brownback, DeVon Franklin, Alex Kendrick, and Jon and Andy Erwin, among many others. The emcees of the Convention will be twin brothers, authors, and entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham.
For the Proclaim 19 full list of speakers, schedule, hotel information, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, space and event reservations, registration, and more, visit nrbconvention.org.
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By NRB Staff
Published: March 21, 2019