Words of a Good Shepherd provides a glimpse into the life and ministry-and a collection of inspirational messages, writings, and speeches-of Dr. Otis L. Hairston, a social justice advocate and dedicated servant of God. The timeless and relevant messages speak to the hearts of those in need and encourage those in despair. This book is truly a gift and inspiration for a seminary student, a young preacher, or any Christian who seeks to understand the life of a fellow humble Christian servant. Inspirational Messages for Daily Living Powerful Spiritual Life Lessons Uplifting Ministries An Invaluable Manual for Pulpit Search Committees
The Reverend Otis L. Hairston Sr. (1918-2000) was a visionary and man before his time, never satisfied to sit on the sidelines of history, but compelled to use his gifts, talents, and skills to serve God and others.
Otis L. Hairston Sr. graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism and later was awarded an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Shaw University. He served as pastor at Brookston Baptist Church in Henderson, NC, for eight years and at Shiloh Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC, for thirty-two years.
In 1981, Governor James B. Hunt conferred the Order of the Long Leaf Pine upon him with the order of Ambassador Extraordinary. He was awarded the 1983 Brotherhood Citation by the Greensboro chapter of the NCCJ and in 1994 was enrolled in the Book of Golden Deeds by the Greensboro Exchange Club.