To God Be The Glory

Celebrating 40 Years in Ministry

by Dr. Clarence Talley Sr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/16/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9798385021550

About the Book

To God Be The Glory says Thank You! to Him who is my Shepherd. It shares my beginnings in the ministry; how God spoke to me in a very personal way, and how I reluctantly responded. The book is not biographical. It is an intimate look at the hand of God selecting my voice to be His voice.

In chapter one title: A Call From God, this sermonic chapter opens with preface, prologue, and postscript. It is shared in its original form as preached forty years ago. It’s personal and revealing and somewhat rough around the edges. Yet, it reveals the Shepherd’s hand in my nervous start.

The remaining chapters/messages are meant to encourage and enlighten beginning with Driving Directions: How To Get To Restoration Drive. It is a look at being spiritually lost and what’s involved in finding one’s way. The life of the prodigal son helps us to do that. Chapter three: Honoring Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. is a sermonic/speech celebrating America’s hero. It warns America and the world of the work we still must do to achieve brotherhood. Chapter four: Do Your Job reminds gospel ministers of the awesome responsibility of pastoral leadership, and it outlines how to be effective in ministry in these latter-days. Chapter five: Today Is All We Have stresses the importance of wisely using the time that God has allotted us. And finally, chapter six: Don’t Waste Your Time further supports chapter five by discussing the value of time well-used.

About the Author

DR. CLARENCE TALLEY SR. is Senior Pastor at Mount Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Heavenly Hempstead, Texas a fellowship that he has been affiliated with for over four decades. He is Professor of Art at Prairie View A & M University in Prairie View, Texas where he has taught, mentored, and inspired students to achieve for almost fifty years.

He received a B.A. from Southern University, an M.F.A. from Louisiana State University, an M.A. from Houston Graduate School of Theology, and a D.B.S. from Master’s International School of Divinity.

Dr. Talley is a Fulbright-Hays Scholar to Africa where he has traveled East and West Africa. He is also a Phelps-Stoke Fellow to the Caribbean. His travels subsequently led to photographic essays, exhibitions/exhibit catalogues, and journal articles.

He is listed in “250 Years of Afro American Art,” “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest,” “Who’s Who Among African Americans,” “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and Who’s Who in Black Houston.”

As an accomplished artist, Dr. Talley art works have been shown both nationally and internationally in numerous one man and group exhibitions such as The Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C.; Black Creativity, Chicago, Illinois; Huntsville Museum of Art, Museum of Art, Port Au Prince; University of West Indies in Trinidad; Biblical Art Center, Dallas, TX, The Apex Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, University of Texas, Texas A & M, Prairie View A & M and recently in Shanghai, China and India

He is the author of Seven Things God Hates, Jesus Christ Made Straight A’s, From the Pulpit to the Streets, Lie after Lie after Lie, Cruising with Jonah, A Call from God, God in the Land of Ghana, and other noted works.

Dr. Talley and his wife of 51 years, Carolyn Ann, reside in Precious Prairie View, Texas. They are the proud parents of Clarence Jr. and Crystal Ann.