Thabiti Anyabwile

Thabiti Anyabwile serves as a pastor of Anacostia River Church (Washington DC). He is the happy husband of Kristie and the adoring father of two daughters and one son. Holler at him on Twitter: @ThabitiAnyabwil

Meet the Brothers: Leonce & Thabiti Anyabwile

He saw his father grab his ’45 and go out to shoot the pastor. You can hear more stories from brother Leonce Crump, former NFL player and pastor of Renovation Church in Atlanta, who came up on the porch to chop it up with Thabiti to talk about life and ministry. C’mon up and join the conversation.

How Many Shepherds Does a Church Need?

Episode (#004) | Why does the Bible almost always refer to Shepherds in the plural? Because no one man can do it all. No one man has the gifts necessary to care for an entire congregation. Shepherds, then, are gifts from God to be received with joy who should care for each individual sheep. This is why the Bible almost always refers to elders—plural.

What Does A Shepherd Do?

Episode (#003) | What are the biblical requirements of the Shepherd? Thabiti suggests that there are at least four: knowing the sheep, feeding the sheep, leading the sheep, and protecting the sheep. C’mon up and join the conversation.

Meet the Brothers: Keith Plummer & Thabiti Anyabwile

We had Keith Plummer, assistant professor in the school of Divinity at Cairn University, right outside of Philly, come up on the porch. Join him and Thabiti Anyabwile as they discuss nominal Christianity in the church and in Christian schools.

What is a Shepherd?

Episode (#002) | Can it really be true that Christians need more than their local church? And if they do, what is the thing they’re missing: a preacher? a pastor? Are those the same thing? C’mon up and join the conversation. (Photograph by Afghanistan Matters via Flickr Creative Commons)

Preaching with Personality Is Not a Performance

How is it possible to preach in such a way as to commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone and yet not proclaim ourselves? According to the Bible, we should preach Jesus Christ so plainly and openly without cunning and worldly eloquence that the people lose sight of us to see Jesus more clearly.

Working Together For Your Joy

Episode (#001) | Pastor & People is a weekly podcast hosted by The Front Porch. Its aim is to encourage pastors and the people in their charge to work together for the faith and joy of their church. (Photograph by United Way of Greater St. Louis via Flickr Creative Commons)

We Need More Gospel in Our Gospel Preaching

Should pastors preach the gospel every time they step into the pulpit? Do people, who aren’t Christians, have enough clear gospel proclamation to understand and respond to the gospel? C’mon up and join the conversation.

Meet the Brothers: Thabiti & John Onwuchekwa

John Onwuchekwa, teaching pastor at Blue Print Church in Atlanta, comes up on The Front Porch to discuss life, ministry, and church-planting with Thabiti Anyabwile. C’mon up on The Front Porch, pull up a chair, and join the conversation.

Black Missionaries on Students & Callings

Thabiti Anyabwile got up with Tim and Naia Byrd, missionaries in South Africa, and Byron Johnson, who was with Campus Outreach for over twenty years, to talk about missions in the student context from the African-American perspective.

The Coming Reformation of Black Churches

Thabiti Anyabwile is predicting a revival among black churches in the U.S., and seven sights give him confidence to do so. Is he right? C’mon up on The Front Porch and let us know what you think!

Husband-Wife Co-Pastors?

Thabiti Anyabwile looks at the model of husbands and wives co-pastoring churches. What does Scripture have to say about this model, if anything? What effects can this have on the body if the couple gets a divorce? C’mon up on the porch and let us know what you think.