"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Dr. Roberson's favourite verse, Romans 8:28
On November 24, 1909, Lee Roberson was born in a two room log cabin in southern Indiana to a farming family. In 1911 his family moved to another farm near Louisville, Kentucky, and here Dr. Roberson grew up. At the age of fourteen he was led to the Lord by his Sunday school teacher, and joined Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
In 1926 he began attending college, and while there he became well known as a singer. His singing voice was well liked, and he served as a soloist on staff of radio stations out of Louisville and Nashville. The door was open for Dr. Roberson to sign a contract in Nashville and begin a music career, but he knew that this was not what the Lord wanted for him.
While in college, Dr. Roberson had also served as a pastor in Germantown, Tennessee, and in 1932 he was called to the pastorate of Temple Baptist Church in Green Brier, Tennessee. He stayed there until 1935 when he entered full-time evangelistic work. He continued as an evangelist until the 1937 when he became the pastor of First Baptist Church in Fairfield, Alabama. He continued in this church until he was called to be the pastor of Highland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in November of 1942. Here he continued as pastor for forty years and six months. In 1946 he founded Tennessee Temple Schools to train young people for Christian service, and many thousands of pastors, missionaries and Christian servants were blessed and trained by this ministry. During Dr. Roberson's time as pastor of Highland Park more than 61,000 people were saved and baptized, and many workers sent out for Christ.
Dr. Lee Roberson went home to be with the Lord of Sunday, April 29, 2007 at the age of 97. He left a legacy of faith in Christ, and it is remembered that "his messages are always fresh, fervent, and filled with the power of God...He is truly the Spurgeon of our times."
These sermons below, which definitely fit that description, were preached by Lee Roberson in Highland Park Baptist Church between 1956 and 1957, about the time when Dr. Roberson brought the church out of the Southern Baptist Convention. These are rare copies, taken from audio reels onto cassette tapes, and now posted here in mp3.