That's My King - Do You Know Him? is the famous and legendary sermon delivered by Dr S M Lockridge, former pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in San Diego, California.
This sermon stirs my soul to the core every time I listen to it. Dr Lockridge's PASSION magnifies the POWERFUL message and words he preached that day.
Throughout the sermon, after impassioned descriptions of the glory, majesty, grace, and mercy of Jesus - Lockridge finishes with 'Do you know Him?'
When you can answer yes to his clear, bold statements about the nature and person of Jesus - you will have found the peace, joy, wisdom, and understanding you will need in this world.
The S M in Lockridge's name refers to the Biblical names of Shadrach and Meshach from the book Daniel, chapeters 1-3. They were saved from being burned alive in a fiery furnace.
Shadrach Meshach Lockridge (March 7, 1913 – April 4, 2000) was the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, a prominent African-American congregation in San Diego, California from 1953 to 1993.
He was known for his preaching across the United States and around the world.
Lockridge was the oldest of eight children and the son of a Baptist minister. He worked for two years as a high school English teacher.
In 1940 in Dallas, he felt led to preach. In 1941 he married Virgil Mae Thomas.
In 1942, he accepted his first pastorate at Fourth Ward Baptist Church in Ennis, TX.
In August 1952, he was named pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in San Diego where he served until retiring in 1993.
He held doctorates and numerous honorary degrees, and was often sought as a public speaker, even after he retired in 1993. He served as guest lecturer at numerous schools and universities and on the faculty of several others, including the Bill Graham School of Evangelism.
Lockridge was active in the civil rights movement, and under his leadership Calvary Baptist hosted several of its leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr.
Lockridge's best-known message is a six and a half minute description of Jesus Christ known as "That's my King!" for Lockridge's repeated refrain.