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Melvin Von Wade, Sr.
-Pastor Emeritus of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Los Angeles, CA

"The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth." Ecclesiastes 12:10

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The Author

Our founder, Derrick I. Temple, Sr., holds a unique place in his heart for Dr. Melvin Von Wade, Sr. Under Dr. Wade, Sr.'s tutelage, he served as Assistant to Pastor Wade at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Los Angeles, CA. There, he was groomed by Pastor Wade for ministry. Along with publishing Think on This, our founder has committed to publishing volumes of Dr. Wade's sermons in the near future. 

Think on This is a collection of wise sayings from M. V. Wade, Sr., one of the world's greatest preachers of all time, especially within the rich history of the Black Church. Dr. Wade gives provocative quotes from other theologians as well as his own and syncretizes them in a way that invokes thoughtful reflection. Pastor M. V. Wade, Sr. challenges each reader to think about things that are lovely and of good report. 



Meditate! Reflect! Journal!

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." - Philippians 4:8



Pastor Wade's Lessons of the Word

In this unique book is a volume of sermon illustrations. But don't be deceived, this is not just a book for preachers. It still has a meditational aspect for any devout reader who is interested in spiritual things.



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Pastor Wade's manuscript style has awarded him an even richer privilege and opportunity to publish his sermons. Stay tuned for volumes of his sermons as the original manuscripts of his sermons will be transcribed into a rich volume of books.

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The Wade heritage began with James Commodore Wade, Sr. It was then passed to James Commodore Wade, Jr. and Melvin Von Wade, Sr. But there is the next generation, consisting of his son's David L. Wade and Melvin Von Wade. Stay tuned for this next volume from Melvin Von Wade, Sr., David L. Wade, and Melvin Von Wade, Jr.

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