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Another Hyles essay on his own greatness. Hyles' mixes some Dale Carnegie, some "power of positive thinking" and a ton of cliches that have existed in previously Southern Baptist churches to produce a useless and unrealistic and totally amoral guidebook on Sunday School direction. His main points are that the pastor must control every facet of the Sunday school, and loyalty to the pastor (rather than adequate training) is essential to qualify a person to be a Sunday School teacher. He ignores ...more
Jack Hyles was a leading figure in the Independent Baptist movement, having pastored the First Baptist Church of Hammond in Hammond, Indiana, from 1959 until his death. He was also well known for being an innovator of the church bus ministry that brought thousands of people each week from surrounding towns to Hammond for services. Jack Hyles built First Baptist up from fewer than a thousand ...moreMore about Jack Hyles...