Energion Publications is pleased to announce that we have contracted with a new author, Dr. Lonnie D. Wesley, III, for a book about the ministry of deacons in the church, with the working title of The Magnificent Seven.
Dr. Wesley is pastor of Greater Little Rock Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Anderson University, Anderson, South Carolina. He has been active in pastoral ministry since 1997, and pastor of Greater Little Rock Baptist Church since 2004.
His prior training and experience includes his undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Alabama State University, and experience in marketing and promotion. He also has a Master of Arts degree from Selma University. He is known as a powerful preacher of the gospel message, a strong communicator, and a committed Christian educator dedicated to educating Christian ministers and laity, challenging them to lead, and empowering them to exercise their gifts in service.
Dr. Wesley’s book will cover the historical, biblical, and theological underpinnings of an effective diaconal ministry and provide a carefully crafted guide for educating potential deacons. It also will provide guidelines on how to receive and support this ministry in the church.
Energion Publications is pleased to present this title not only in fulfilment of our mission to educate, energize, and empower, but because it also embodies our academic slogan: Scholarship in Service.
We expect to release the book in May, 2020. Watch this site for more information and for progress on this project.