American Hero — Dr. Jack Hyles

September 25, 1926—February 6, 2001

Jack Hyles began preaching at the age of 19 and pastored for 54 years. These pastorates include churches that varied in membership from 44 to over 100,000. All of these pastorates, other than First Baptist Church, were in the state of Texas: first, Marris Chapel Baptist Church of Bogata, Texas; then to Grange Hall Baptist Church in Marshall, Texas; from there to Southside Baptist Church of Henderson, Texas; and then to Miller Road Baptist Church of Garland, Texas. 

Brother Hyles pastored Miller Road Baptist Church for approximately 7 years and saw this church, with the Lord's help, grow from a membership of 44 to over 4,000. It was from Miller Road Baptist Church that he was called to First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. Pastor Jack Hyles, 1926-2001

Dr. Hyles was Pastor of First Baptist Church from August, 1959 to February, 2001. This church has a membership of over 100,000 and averaged 10,000 baptisms per year for the last five years of his ministry. For many years, the church has been acclaimed to have the "World's Largest Sunday School." During Dr. Hyles' ministry, First Baptist Church increased in property value from $70,000 to over $70,000,000.

Besides his position as Pastor, Dr. Hyles was Founder and Chancellor of Hyles-Anderson College and Superintendent of Hammond Baptist Schools, which enrolled approximately 4,000 students last year. The doors of Hyles-Anderson College opened in 1972, and Dr. Hyles led in the training of over 1,000 pastors and missionaries currently serving in the United States and on foreign fields. The First Baptist Church also owns and operates a rescue mission and cemetery, both of which along with the schools, are located within 20 miles of the church.

Dr. Hyles is the author of 49 books and pamphlets. Many of his sermons are available on audio and video tape. Dr. Hyles' experience covers numerous evangelistic campaigns, Bible conferences, et cetera. He preached in virtually every state of the Union and in many foreign countries. He hosted 37 annual Pastors' Schools, which have attracted thousands of preachers from all over the world.

John 11:6, “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.”

Pastor Jack HylesPastor Jack Hyles was led by God to pastor a little church on the outskirts of Chicago in 1959. That church is the great First Baptist Church Of Hammond, Indiana (hereafter referred to as, FBCH). At the time Brother Hyles came to Hammond in 1959 (prior to the jet-age becoming mainstream) the area had a booming economy, as did many cities up and down the Lake of Michigan travel routes (the history of the early 20th century is fascinating).

I've seen photos of men cutting blocks of ice from Lake Michigan in Chicago during the winter, to be hauled by horse-and-cart to people's homes to keep the ice-box cold. They didn't call them “refrigerators” back then. They were boxes that used a big block of ice on the bottom to cool foods., Can you imagine? That was less than 100 years ago. God is amazing!

God used Pastor Hyles to build “The World's Largest Sunday School” (which was in the Guinness world book of records) with over 25,000 people attending every Sunday. Hundreds of buses replaced the old-time horses and wagons of Dwight L. Moody's time. Jack Hyles literally was a modern-day D.L. Moody (1837-1899), concerned about the souls of little boys and girls (many who lived in utter poverty throughout the Chicago area).

If you'll just listen to Pastor Hyles' sermons and read his books, you'll be blessed and God will change your life, I assure you. Here's a brief quote from Dr. Hyles' book, TEACHING ON PREACHING...

“I can relate to little Johnny. The first toy I ever owned the church gave to me. The first hamburger l ever ate was bought for me by the church. The first balloon I ever blew up I got at church. I know!

I will never forget the day that I walked into the Fernwood Baptist Church as a five-year-old lad. The Beginner Superintendent whose name was Mrs. Bethel, took me to the Beginner Department. She put me on her knee. My little bare feet were obvious. My knees were showing through the holes and through the patches of my pants. I had on a little white T-shirt, and I noticed that all the other little boys and girls had on shoes and the boys had white shirts and ties.

Mrs. Bethel put me on her knee. She said, “Boys and girls, we have a visitor this morning. His name is Jackie-boy Hyles. Aren't we glad to have him?” Nobody said a word. Then Mrs. Bethel looked at me and said, "Jackie-boy, Jesus loves you" I'll never forget how I felt! Mama had told me that, but nobody else had ever told me! I looked up and said the first words that I had said that morning. I asked, “Mrs. Bethel, does Jesus love me as much as He loves the little boys and girls that have on shoes?”

A tear escaped her eye and invaded my brow as she said, “Jackie-boy, He probably loves you more than He loves anybody here this morning.” The joy of Heaven flooded my soul as I heard my teacher tell me that Jesus loved me.

There are millions of little Jackie-boys all over America who need to be contacted and brought to church, to sit in a pew and look up and see a man of God walk to the pulpit who has compassion which makes a difference.”

SOURCE: Compassion in Preaching — by Pastor Jack Hyles

Pastor Jack HylesThere's a lot of wonderful things that people don't know about Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001). I had the privilege of attended Hyles-Anderson College between 1985-1993. Many young people around the world could only dream of having had such an opportunity to attend Bible college under the ministry of the great Dr. Jack Hyles. Brother Hyles was great in that he proclaimed a great Gospel, and he walked with a great God and had a great God. The Lord Jesus Christ built a great work through Pastor Jack Hyles between 1959 and 2001 when Pastor Hyles went home to be with the Lord. Thank God for Pastor Jack Hyles, the mightiest preacher of the 20th century!

There were many affluent members (millionaires) from the business community who were members of FBCH in 1959. For the first year Pastor Hyles only preached on Jesus. Each Sunday he preached a different theme about Christ (Jesus the Rose of Sharon, Jesus the Lamb of God, Jesus the Great Physician, and so forth). Dr. Hyles wanted his congregation to come to know who Jesus was before beginning to preach on Biblical standards of separation, such as prohibiting mixed bathing between the sexes. It was after one year that Pastor Hyles started preaching on standards and separation. As expected, some of the wealthy people in the church didn't like Pastor Hyles' Biblical preaching. Pastor Hyles was threatened, shot at, someone tried to burn his home down, someone did burn the church down! Seven millionaires quit the church. Anybody who questions Pastor Hyles financial integrity doesn't know what they're talking about. Brother Hyles' preaching drove away all the big shots, wealthy snobs and self-righteous crowd. And amen to that!

“You're looking at tonight at as pure a man as you'll meet in your life!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the May 14, 1989 sermon, “Weathering The Storm!

Right is right even if no one is doing it, and wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it. Don't forget that! We are living in a wicked generation that calls evil good and good evil. The Bible speaks of this paradox of the sinful human nature. Isaiah 5:20, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

Pastor Jack HylesJack Hyles began preaching at the age of 19 and pastored for 54 years. These pastorates include churches that varied in membership from 44 to over 100,000. All of these pastorates, other than First Baptist Church, were in the state of Texas: first, Marris Chapel Baptist Church of Bogata, Texas; then to Grange Hall Baptist Church in Marshall, Texas; from there to Southside Baptist Church of Henderson, Texas; and then to Miller Road Baptist Church of Garland, Texas. He pastored Miller Road Baptist Church for approximately 7 years and saw this church, with the Lord's help, grow from a membership of 44 to over 4,000. It was from Miller Road Baptist Church that he was called to First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana.

Dr. Hyles was Pastor of First Baptist Church from August, 1959 to February, 2001. This church has a membership of over 100,000 and averaged 10,000 baptisms per year for the last five years of his ministry. For many years, the church has been acclaimed to have the "World's Largest Sunday School." During Dr. Hyles' ministry, First Baptist Church increased in property value from $70,000 to over $70,000,000.

Besides his position as Pastor, Dr. Hyles was Founder and Chancellor of Hyles-Anderson College and Superintendent of Hammond Baptist Schools, which enrolled approximately 4,000 students last year. The doors of Hyles-Anderson College opened in 1972, and Dr. Hyles led in the training of over 1,000 pastors and missionaries currently serving in the United States and on foreign fields. The First Baptist Church also owns and operates a rescue mission and cemetery, both of which along with the schools, are located within 20 miles of the church.

Brother Hyles received much unjust criticism from hateful critics. The truth is that it wasn't about Dr. Jack Hyles; but rather, it was about wicked neo-evangelicals trying to destroy fundamentalism! Anyone can criticize anybody for anything!

“Nobody can withstand the attack of a critic!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the sermon, “ I Find No Fault In This Man!

Dr. Hyles is the author of 49 books and pamphlets. Many of his sermons are available on audio and video tape. Dr. Hyles' experience covers numerous evangelistic campaigns, Bible conferences, etc. He preached in virtually every state of the Union and in many foreign countries. He hosted 37 annual Pastors' Schools, which have attracted thousands of preachers from all over the world.

Neo-evangelicals are God's enemies, because they are using, defending and promoting corruptible word in the Alexandrian Bible Revisions. Also, here are my notes from Dr. Al Lacy's 1992 King James Bible seminar at Hyles-Anderson College. We fundamentalists only use the incorruptible Words of God, which have been preserved in the inspired King James Bible.

“There is a planned, plotted, plot, right now... This isn't over Jack Hyles—This is over fundamentalism! These are evangelicals fighting fundamentalists! That's what it's all about. And their effort is to destroy Hyles-Anderson College! Over my dead body...”
—Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the May 14, 1989 sermon, “Weathering The Storm!

Thank God for Pastor Jack Hyles and First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. Most of all, thank you Lord Jesus for all His undeserved blessings on us, for the inspired King James Bible and for dying on the cross for our sins. Amen and amen! END

Dr. Jack Hyles, the Friend


Dr. Jack Hyles and Brother Lester Roloff

Dr. Hyles and Brother Lester Roloff

“I must have every Word if I speak His message. If I didn't think I had a perfect Bible I'd close this one, walk out that door, I'd never walk in the pulpit again.”Dr. Jack Hyles

Dr. Jack Hyles (1926-2001) believed that the King James Bible is inspired and preserved. The following quote is taken from his book, The Need for an Every-Word Bible, page 54...

“I'm tired of colleges and universities advertising that they use the King James Bible. Tell the whole story! Tell everyone that you do not believe that it is inspired word for word.” —Dr. Jack Hyles

Pastor Hyles warned about anyone who questions the inspiration and accuracy of the King James Bible...

“And brother, any time anybody ever casts any reflection upon the accuracy and the inspiration—verbal inspiration—of this Bible, I'll guarantee you he was inspired by the demons. I'll guarantee you! I don't care if he's got a 'reverend' in front of his name. I don't care if he has a clerical collar on. I don't care what school he's been to. He's of the Devil if he says that the Bible is not verbally inspired by God!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a great quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “Satan's Masterpiece.”


Dr. John R. Rice and Dr. Jack Hyles 

Dr. John R. Rice and Brother Hyles

“I've been preaching a long time, and I've watched a lot of things happen. To me the saddest thing that I've watched in my life, apart from my own country going to the Devil nearly, has been the change of preachers and churches. I find myself amazed and stunned with near disbelief, as I see men who once stood who don't stand anymore ... I know every week I cry some, I mean cry, I mean tear cry, because of preachers who are turning.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, from the 1972 sermon titled, I SHALL NOT BE MOVED | Download.

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Is America Committing Suicide?
(This is an awesome free Google e-book authored by Dr. Austin L. Sorenson; Hard copies are available from Sword Books.
In particular, I was moved by chapter 5 titled, “All Roads Lead To Rome,” comparing America today with the spoiled excess,
homosexuality and decadence of the ancient Roman empire before its utter fall and destruction.)

“Human life was cheap in ancient Rome... A life lost in a chariot race was not as valuable as a horse lost in the contest.”
SOURCE: Dr. Austin L. Sorenson; “Is America Committing Suicide,” chapter 5, “All Roads Lead To Rome,” p. 80.


The Virtue Of Not Getting Too Close To People...

“All across America businessmen are destroying churches!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the classic MP3 sermon, “I Find No Fault In This Man!

Here is some great wisdom from the man of God:

“I love this man right here [Johnny Colsten]. I've been working with him for 32 years. I don't know him very well. I don't want to know him any better. Elaine tells me I'd be disappointed (laughter). I don't want to know him any better. We've never played golf together. We've never bowled together, played tennis together; We've worked together! But I don't want to know him any better. You say, 'Brother Hyles, what are you saying?' I'm saying, I know he has warts. I know he has weaknesses. But I'm convinced that, as people go, he is one of the best men that I know.” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the classic MP3 sermon, “I Find No Fault In This Man!

If you're a critic, don't get too close to people, because we all have faults! If you're a critic, don't scrutinize your pastor, because he is imperfect. If you are a critic, don't scrutinize your church, because you'll find plenty of faults. If you are a critic, don't get too close to your neighbour, because nobody is perfect. If you are a critic, don't get too close to others, because you'll destroy them! We are all imperfect people! If you're a critic, you'll find fault with your preacher! If you are a critic, you'll find fault in everybody! Even the best churches cannot withstand the scrutiny of a critic! But even the worst critics will never find fault in Jesus Christ our Savior. They may lie about Jesus to defame His precious name, but there is no fault in the sinless Lamb of God (1st Peter 1:19).

“Nobody can withstand the attack of a critic!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the sermon, “I Find No Fault In This Man!


“When you ever ask yourself, 'Does anybody in the world love me?' I hope you see my face!”Pastor Jack Hyles

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“We believe this King James Bible is the ONLY Bible!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the great sermon, “I Find No Fault In This Man!

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“All you have to do is accept His gift of eternal life and you'll go to Heaven when you die!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the great sermon, “I Find No Fault In This Man!

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“There's one Bible—the one I hold in my hand tonight—the old King James Bible. It's been tested by time. If all these fellas printing new Bibles, spend their time soul-winning and using the old Bible, we could save this country. Don't need to improve on God's Bible!” SOURCE: Pastor Jack Hyles, a great quote from the sermon, “I'll Do It My Way!” (1991).

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“You do it God's way, or you don't go to God's Heaven!”
—SOURCE: Pastor Jack Hyles, a great quote from the sermon, “I'll Do It My Way!” (1991).

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“There are a lot of people that just need somebody to care. That's all! A warm hand—listen—You'll never know—You'll never know in your life, how hard it is for somebody that's gone into deep sin, to come back to church and get right! You'll never know!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, a precious quote from the great MP3 sermon, "A Smoking Flax Shall He Not Quench" (preached in 1986).

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“I don't want anybody, ever, to be unkind to anybody because he or she is my enemy!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, a beautiful quote from the great MP3 sermon, "A Smoking Flax Shall He Not Quench” (preached in 1986).

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“Don't give up on anybody, there's a flicker in them!”

—Pastor Jack Hyles, a beautiful quote from the great MP3 sermon, "A Smoking Flax Shall He Not Quench” (preached in 1986).

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“If you want a church like this, we invite you to join our church, but I want to warn you—We can't stand close inspection, just like you can't—but if you as a sinner will come and join the rest of us sinners, we'll all try to be better people together!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the great sermon, “I Find No Fault In This Man!

Here's a wonderful MP3 sermon clip from Dr. Hyles' sermon, THE ONE AND ONLY YOU. Here's a quote from the sermon...

“Do you know why God made you? God didn't make you to be a great preacher. God didn't make you to be a great singer, or a great teacher, or a great educator. God made you to need Him!”
SOURCE: Dr. Jack Hyles, from the MP3 sermon, 'THE ONE AND ONLY YOU.'

“You can't love anybody, until you love everybody!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, a precious quote from the MP3 sermon titled,
The Test Of Spiritual Maturity.”

“As long as I've got breath to breathe, I'll not dip my sails. Let me tell you something—This battle
we have tonight is a battle between the new-evangelical crowd and fundamentalist crowd. What it is!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the excellent MP3 sermon titled, "Nebuchadnezzar, God's Servant"

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“Every word in this Bible is inspired by God almighty!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (a great quote from the classic sermon, “A Friend At Midnight.”)

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Psalms 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”

“The only inspired Words of God are in the King James Bible!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote —Dr. Jack Hyles (THE REAL BATTLE!”)

“The things that are right in life always follow suffering;
The things that are wrong in life always precede suffering.”

SOURCE: Dr. Jack Hyles
(from the MP3 sermon, ' COUNT THE COST')

“...Speaking the truth in love...” —Ephesians 4:15

Salvation Is More Than Being Saved (awesome book by Dr. Jack Hyles)

Justified By Faith & By Works (printed sermon by Pastor Jack Hyles)

THE BATTLE OF THE AGES
(an awesome King James Bible only sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles)

The Incredible Power of a Godly Mother


Brother Hyles Tribute—90th Birthday

Dr. Jack Hyles on the King James Bible

MP3 Sermons by Dr. Jack Hyles

Quotes by Dr. Jack Hyles

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