American Hero — Dr. Jack Hyles
(September 25, 1926—February 6, 2001)
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American Hero — Dr. 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.

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.


Dr. John R. Rice and Dr. Jack F. Hyles

Hyles-Anderson College

First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana

Quotes by Dr. Jack Hyles

Books and Sermons

Great Men of God


The Alexandrian Bible Crowd Must Be Rebuked!

BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3 by Dr. Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)

“There is power in this Gospel message. Most people just don't know how to present it...
The clarity of the Gospel is what makes it easy for them to believe.”

—Pastor Yankee Arnold, a quote from the excellent MP3 sermon titled, “
WHY GRACE CAN SAVE THE WORST MAN!

“People are sick and tired of these dead churches!” —Pastor Charles Lawson
(The Church Today Is In Complete Denial And Rebellion Against The Truth Of God)

“The religions of the world say, 'do and live.' The religion of the Bible says, 'live and do'.” —Dr. Bob Jones Sr.

“I would rather teach one man to pray, than ten men to preach; for one man who has
learned to pray, can accomplish more for Christ than ten men that can preach.”
—Pastor R. A. Torrey

“'You can't tell me you can trust Christ as Savior, and then go out here and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven!' Yes, I can tell you that! That's what the Bible says. If you don't come to the conclusion, that—Yes, you can trust Christ as your Savior and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven when you die—you don't get grace, because that is the exact truth! That is the truth! I do not have to change my life! I don't have to stop one sin! You say, 'I've never heard a preacher say that.' You just heard one! And you listen to me—I want to live as holy and as godly as I possibly can. I am now 70 years old. I've been saved for 52 years. ... the only reason I'm going to Heaven is because, 52 years ago in a little living room, I accepted Christ as my Savior.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, a great quote from the awesome sermon, Calvinism And Grace Are NOT Compatible.”

“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.”

1st Corinthians 6:20, “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.”

“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"

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

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!”)


Jesus is Preparing A PLACE for Every Believer!

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” —John 14:1-3

Amen, amen; amen and amen! What a glorious day that will be!


“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God,
and that obey not THE GOSPEL of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
—2nd Thessalonians 1:8

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