A preacher, though only human, is nevertheless a called man of God. His entire life is wrapped up in the ministry of God's Word! After forty-five years in the pastorate, Dr. Raymond Barber is well-equipped to address the many facets of the 'preacher.' What a daunting task-to be responsible for the spiritual health of your church, to be held accountable for the way you shone the Light of the Gospel on a dark world. This position requires supernatural strength and wisdom beyond the capacity of the human mind! It demands an enduring vision, preparation, and punctuality. Under the pressures of this leadership, the preacher must maintain discipline and clear, biblical philosophy. But, Dr. Barber reminds us in his appropriate style of what Timothy so aptly said-"And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry."