In this powerful book, “The Local Body”, my friend, the scholar-preacher E J Kemper, makes the doctrine of ecclesiology extremely practical.  He masterfully, creatively, accurately, and truthfully paints a beautiful picture of the local church using the biblical metaphor of the human body. As I read through the pages of this very practical yet theologically rich book, I can’t help but think how excited I am that I will have the opportunity to share this book line by line, page by page, and chapter by chapter with my own congregation. I  strongly recommend that you do as well! We give God praise for this timeless treasure being added to the body of faith. 

Soli Deo Gloria,

Pastor Mark Lewis

Mount Calvary Baptist Church, New Iberia, LA


This is a must read and training tool for pastors, staff, ministry leaders and members who are ready to impact your congregation, community, and city for the cause of Jesus Christ.

Dr. Jimmy R. Stevens

New Covenant Faith Baptist Church

President, Lake Charles Bible College



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