When God Says, Let Me Alone: First Lesson Sermons for Sundays After Pentecost (Last Third), Cycle a
A man who has delivered sermons on every continent, Dr. William Augustus Jones is a superlative preacher and has been cited as "The Dean of New York ... Show synopsis A man who has delivered sermons on every continent, Dr. William Augustus Jones is a superlative preacher and has been cited as "The Dean of New York's Great Preachers" by the "New York Daily News." The son and grandson of Baptist ministers, Dr. Jones graduated from the University of Kentucky and Crozer Theological Seminary, and earned a doctoral degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School. He has done special studies at the University of Lagos (Nigeria) and the University of Ghana at Legon. He has served as pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York, since September 1962 and led his congregation in the construction of a Neo-Gothic edifice completed in October 1967. Bethany conducts a multi-faceted program with a full-time staff of 27 persons. Included in the outreach ministries is a national radio and television ministry. Among the many honors he has received is the New York Urban League's prestigious Frederick Douglass Award. He holds honorary doctorates from Benedict College, Simmons University, Shaw University, and Campbell University. He received an honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree from his alma mater, the University of Kentucky. Recently he was awarded the Doctor of Literature Degree by Evangelical Reformed School of Theology, Toledo, Ohio. William Augustus Jones Jr., is in great demand as a preacher throughout America. He has served as visiting professor at Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Wesley Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, and United Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books.