By God’s grace, we had Jason Meyer preach at Kailua Baptist Church yesterday (listen here). Jason is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. He succeeded John Piper after Piper had preached there for 33 years. He and his wife, Cara, are a godly couple.
Jason was here for a 9Marks conference on Oahu. He and Greg Gilbert did a wonderful job preaching on the gospel and conversion. A big “thank you” to the Waterhouse Lecture Series for sponsoring that conference, and letting Jason preach at our church.
Having heard Jason preach, and having had a few conversations with him over the weekend and seeing into his heart, I just want to say how blessed I am to know that God chose him to succeed John Piper. John Piper has been a man God has used to shape me more than anyone else. I figured no matter who the next man was, it would be a step down, and I would probably never listen to Bethlehem Baptist sermons ever again. I was wrong. Jason is extremely gifted. He is a man full of wisdom and of the Holy Spirit. He has now moved into my list of favorite preachers to listen to. I am comforted to know that the evangelical world will have Jason Meyer as one of its great leaders for many years to come if the Lord wills.