Preaching series speakers reach 100,000

The first year of the Rev. Jimmy Terry Preaching Series surpassed all expectations, reaching more than 100,000 people in person and online. Every month since last August, a speaker has come to Garrett Auditorium on the Baptist Memphis campus to deliver a 30-minute, Gospel-based sermon. The events were broadcast to every hospital in the Baptist system and shared on Baptist’s Facebook page.

“I am so thrilled that The Rev. Jimmy Terry Preaching Series has been such a success,” said Rev. Anthony Burdick, Baptist’s system director of pastoral care. “I think Rev. Terry would be honored and proud that, through this series, we are continuing his life’s work—spreading the Good News about Jesus Christ.”

The next preaching series event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 12-1 pm, when Dr. Richard Hipps, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Cordova, Tennessee, will deliver the message.

Click here to find out where you can watch Dr. Hipps’ message at your entity. If you miss the event, you can view it here at any time.

A pastoral care team member is available to provide prayer and counsel to anyone who requests it. For additional guidance or support, please contact the pastoral care team at 901-226-5025 or at If calling after business hours, please leave a voicemail, and the team will respond the next day.

Rev. Jimmy Terry Preaching Series: By the numbers

  • Total people reached – 100,513
  • Total video views – 75,547
  • Total Facebook shares – 124
  • Total number of in-person attendees (at Garrett Auditorium or another Baptist Memorial Hospital)- 1,881