LISTEN: The Qualifications of the Preacher, Part 29 (PROCLAIM! 40 with Daniel Whyte III)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

This podcast teaches every Bible-believing Christian how to preach the Gospel by any means necessary in many different settings, including using the internet and the new “podcast pulpit”.

Our Scripture Verse on preaching is Titus 3:9 which reads: “But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.”

Our quote on preaching today is from Andy Stanley. He said, “Every time I stand to communicate, I want to take one simple truth and lodge it in the heart of the listener. I want them to know that one thing and know what to do with it.”

Today, our topic is titled “The Qualifications of the Preacher, Part 29” from “The Preacher and his Preaching” by Alfred P. Gibbs.

— The need for sane and sound thinking.

In the letter to Titus, Paul emphasizes this necessity for soundness. In it he refers to “sound doctrine.” He speaks of the need to be “sound in the faith.” He points out how necessary it is to maintain the things “which become sound doctrine.” He advises the use of “sound speech that cannot be condemned.” Sound speech comes from sound thinking, hence the necessity for a preacher to be able to think sanely and soberly.

A preacher, of all people, ought to be able to think his way clearly through a proposition and come to a sensible conclusion of what he has read or heard. Mental alertness is surely an essential requisite for a preacher. He is occupied with the loftiest and the most sublime of all truths: the great doctrines of God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, sin, Salvation and the eternal weal or woe of humanity. How great, therefore, is the need for this ability to think sanely, soberly and reverently on these subjects. He should also be a man of vigorous imagination, who can see, in nature and history, illustrations of the truth he wishes to apply to the hearer. It must ever be kept in mind that God does not want His people to be weak-kneed, weak-handed, weak-hearted or, least of all, weak-headed!


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.