Sunday, November 8, 2009

This is a Small World!

This great clip of a portion of a sermon by Dr. S.M. Lockridge (1913-2000) has resurfaced over the past week.
It is a thrilling conclusion by one of the masters of preaching. Lockridge, who pastored Calvary Baptist Church in San Diego, California, for 40 years (1953-1993), was also the first President of the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America. If you haven't heard it, I hope it blesses you as it is blessing countless people throughout the country.
But here's a little known "this world is too small" fact...
Dr. Lockeridge's brother, Joseph E. Lockridge was one of the premier Civil Rights heroes in Dallas. In fact he was the first African-American elected to the Texas State Legislature from Dallas in 1966.
Joseph Lockridge was killed in a plane crash a couple of years later. Who was appointed to fulfill his unexpired term and win reelection in his own right after its completion?
None other than Dr. Zan Holmes, who will be the opening speaker for Dallas' Justice Revival November 10!

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