This week’s MethodistThinker Podcast features a sermon by the late Dr. Bill Hinson, long-time pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Houston, Texas.
During his 18-year tenure at First UMC-Houston, more than 3,000 people joined that congregation on profession of faith.
In 1985, Dr. Hinson was honored with Denman Evangelism Award. In 2000, the National Association of United Methodist Evangelists recognized him with the Philip Award for Outstanding Leadership in Evangelism.
A native of South Georgia, Bill Hinson attended Boston University, where he earned a Master’s degree in Sacred Theology, and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, where he graduated with the Doctor in Sacred Theology degree.
The sermon on this week’s podcast, “The Making of a Minister,” was preached in June 2004 at a North Georgia Conference Service of Ordination and Commissioning. Five months later, Bill Hinson suffered a massive stroke. He died on Dec. 26, 2004.
At the time of his death, Dr. Hinson was serving as president of the Confessing Movement Within the United Methodist Church.
To listen to the podcast, use the audio player below (23 min.) — or download an mp3 (10MB).
Next week, a sermon by Bishop Al Gwinn of the North Carolina Conference.
For previous editions of the MethodistThinker Podcast, click the podcasts tab at the top of this page.
|•||Bill Hinson, Confessing Movement leader, dies at 68 | United Methodist News Service/Good News magazine (PDF) (March/April 2005)|
|•||A resolution honoring the life and ministry of Dr. William H. Hinson | Georgia State Senate (March 29, 2005)|
|•||Lord, He Went: Remembering William H. Hinson (ordering information) | Abingdon Press (2006)|
|•||A charge to keep (an excerpt from Lord, He Went) | Stanley R. Copeland, Good News magazine (Sept./Oct. 2007)|