“The Jack Hyles Web Site” is an unofficial web site that hosts online books and sermons by Jack Hyles. The site and its maintainer has no connections with First Baptist Church, Hyles Anderson College, Hyles Publications, or Jack Hyles himself.
Jack Hyles often used to say that none of his material was copyrighted. He desired his material to receive as wide a circulation as possible. The Jack Hyles Web Site seeks to fulfill that wish by placing his content online.
Frasure Hyles (September 25, 1926 – February 6, 2001) was a leading figure in the Independent Baptist movement, having pastored the First Baptist Church of Hammond in Hammond, Indiana, from 1959 until his death. He was also well-known for being an innovator of the church bus ministry that brought thousands of people each week from surrounding towns to Hammond for services. Jack Hyles built First Baptist up from fewer than a thousand members to a membership of 100,000. In 1993 and again in 1994, it was reported that 20,000 people attended First Baptist every Sunday, making it the most attended Baptist church in the United States In 2001, at the time of Hyles death, 20,000 people were attending church services and Sunday school each week. He was accused of several controversies while pastoring the church, and his doctrinal positions often put him at odds with other Christians — even with other fundamentalist Baptists.