Ronnie Floyd

About Ronnie Floyd

Dr. Ronnie Floyd has been a pastor for over 37 years. Since 1986, Pastor Floyd has served as the Senior Pastor of Cross Church, Northwest Arkansas, which has baptized over 17,000 people during his tenure. Cross Church was one of the first churches in America to go multi-site. In June 2014, Pastor Floyd was elected President of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has authored over 20 books including FORWARD: 7 Distinguishing Marks For Future Leaders, releasing in 2015.

The Prayer Life of a Pastor


Praying Pastors

One of the most powerful experiences of my life occurred when someone challenged me to prioritize prayer in my life. When I embraced prayer in my college years, not only did it change my life, it also became formative for everything in my life. Prayer Is Built Upon the Word of God Prayer is built on […]

Preaching Sensitive and Challenging Subjects



One of the greatest challenges as a pastor is when you know God wants you to preach on a sensitive and challenging subject. Some pastors do all they can to avoid or ignore these kinds of matters. Yet, I have a question for you. When God is so clear on a subject in His Word and […]

What to Do When Deadlines Are Pressing In On You



Right now many deadlines are pressing in on me. Has that ever happened to you? I remember when the only pressure I had was that of sermon preparation for Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night. While those deadlines were pressing in on me weekly and it was real, it seems the longer I am […]

The Border Crisis In Texas Personalized


Ronnie Floyd at the Border

The news stories and pictures of the border crisis in Texas all became personalized for me on Tuesday. The children and young people we saw are real children and real young people. We saw children from seven to seventeen years of age, from the countries of Honduras, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico. On Friday, July […]

How to Have a Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting


Crosschurch Rogers

On Sunday morning, October 13, 2013, I led our entire Cross Church Family in a prayer meeting. I believed it was time to issue a call to the Cross Church Family for spiritual revival in the church and spiritual awakening in America. Our Purpose Why dedicate an entire Sunday morning service to a prayer meeting? I […]

Preachers: Give People an Opportunity to Respond to God


Appeal In Preaching

When we preach the Bible, we are leading people to encounter God and respond to Him personally. As we work our way through the specific text we are preaching, we are leading them to encounter the God who wrote this Bible. My Personal Testimony I believe when a preacher of God’s Word unpacks the Scripture, revealing […]

Inspiring Thoughts About What Leaders Do


Lead Like It

Leaders rally people to go places in their lives they would never go on their own. Perhaps they would have never thought about going there or been willing to go by themselves. Isaiah 42 is a prophetic chapter about Jesus Christ, the Messiah. Even though ultimately about Jesus, it does share some powerful truths for […]

Pastors and Christian Leaders: It Is Time for the Next Great Awakening


Great Awakening

Everything in American life today points to our greatest need: the next great spiritual awakening in America. I believe there is a growing desperation rising up within the people of God and a continual expectation that God is going to do something great in our generation. I believe it is time. It is time to […]

Pastors, No Reserve… No Retreat… No Regret


William Borden

Pastors, as we learn from the life of a missionary today, I do hope his life story will challenge your life, leadership, and ministry. In the early 1900’s, 16-year-old William Whiting Borden graduated from a Chicago high school. He was an heir to the Borden fortune. Before Borden began his Ivy League education at Yale […]

Meeting Your Ministry Budget Over the Summer


Money Truck

Pastor, let me ask you a very important question: What is your strategy to meet your Ministry Budget this summer? Do you want to meet it? Do you expect to meet it? I want to share with you an idea we have practiced for years. With the exception of two years during the last twenty […]

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