The annual Pastors’ Conference at the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida has created many wonderful moments for pastors all over the country for nearly twenty years.
No other moment is as fondly remembered as this night when the late Dr. W.A. Criswell delivered his last sermon, Give Me That Old-Time Religion, to a standing room only crowd of over 10,000 in Jacksonville.
There was hardly a dry eye in the building as Dr. Criswell delivered this message with power and conviction. It was a moment as First Baptist Pastor, Dr. Jerry Vines, said will go down in the annals of one of Dr. Criswell’s finest moments.
Although Dr. Criswell was 89-years-old and very ill at the time, he still had his eyes on Jesus and his primary purpose never changed- winning the lost to Christ.