Dr. Joel C. Gregory has been recognized for decades as a leading international preacher. His experience has taken him to pulpits at Westminster Chapel and Spurgeon’s College London, the Baptist World Alliance, Princeton University’s Firestone Chapel, and hundreds of other pulpits across America and around the world. He has preached from the mountains of Java to the jungles of Brazil.
He has served as pastor of Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth and the historic First Baptist Church, Dallas. In 1988, he brought the Convention Sermon at the critical San Antonio meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention entitled, “The Castle and the Wall,” long-recognized as a historic message. He is a perennial speaker at the E.K. Bailey International Conference on Exposition, has served two terms by acclamation as president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, is a speaker on the radio and television Baptist Hour, and lectures on scores of college and seminary campuses. In recent years, Dr. Gregory has received unprecedented acceptance as a cross-cultural preacher in African-American churches.
Dr. Gregory┬á has authored six books of sermons, homiletics and a best-selling autobiography, Too Great a Temptation. The latter has become one of the ten most performed plays in America, God’s Man in Texas.
He is a contributor to the forthcoming Interpreters Dictionary of Preaching, a companion volume to the Interpreters Bible, published by Abingdon Press.
Dr. Gregory holds a B.A. summa cum laude and Ph.D. from Baylor University where he served as President of the Ministerial Alliance and graduate Theological Fellowship, and the Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he served on the preaching faculty from 1982-1985.
This website provides resources such as sermon samples and devotionals. It shows his preaching and seminar schedule as well as information about Proclaimers Place.