VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/9/13)—Midlife, Manhood, and Ministry by Judson Press author Donald Hilliard Jr. has been endorsed by Bishop T.D. Jakes.
Bishop Jakes, visionary leader and senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a global humanitarian organization and 30,000-member church in Dallas states, “Bishop Donald Hilliard Jr. provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the cataclysmic world of the pastorate. He pens this cautionary tale with the empathetic confidence of a man matured by 30 years of mastering ministry at midlife with the wisdom and foresight to forewarn the next generation of pastors.”
In this courageous work, Hilliard describes his own journey into midlife—and talks candidly with other clergy around the country who share their own stories. Midlife, Manhood, and Ministry is honest and conversational, offering testimonies, wisdom, and practical counsel for facing life and ministry after age 40 with grace, integrity, and faith. Its chapters also explore the stories of biblical men who strove to master their own midlife crises.
Donald Hilliard Jr. is senior pastor of Cathedral International, now ministering in three New Jersey locations: Perth Amboy, Asbury Park, and Plainfield. He is presiding bishop and founder of the Covenant Ecumenical Fellowship and Cathedral Assemblies, Inc. In this role he serves as spiritual advisor and mentor of several pastors and churches across the United States and West Africa. Bishop Hilliard also established the Safe Harbor Clergy Leadership Conference where innovative leaders from different denominational backgrounds gather to confront and minister to various issues faced by clergy daily, as well as to expand their theological and social horizons. Dr. Hilliard is author of seven books, including Church Growth from an African American Perspective (2006).
Midlife, Manhood, and Ministry retails for $14.99 and is available from Judson Press by calling 800-458-3766 or ordering online at www.judsonpress.com.
Founded in 1824, Judson Press—a publishing ministry of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA—produces Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of persons, congregations, communities, and cultures.
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