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Distinguished Evangelist Award

The Distinguished Evangelist of The United Methodist Church Award honors an individual whose personal ministry in evangelism is recognized throughout the denomination.

Criteria for Nominees is:

  1. A United Methodist clergy or layperson whose ministry is recognized for helping all persons experience God’s transforming love through Jesus Christ;
  2. An individual devoted in mind and heart to evangelism in the spirit of John Wesley;
  3. An individual whose personal life reflects the quality and attractiveness of the Christian religion at its best.

Nominations

Download Nomination Form

Return by June 4, 2014

Send Nominations to:

Nominations
The Foundation for Evangelism
P. O. Box 985
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745
MBurgin@FoundationforEvangelism.org

Past Recipients

Past recipients of this award include:

  • Rev. R Mark Beeson, Granger, IN – 2013
  • Rev. Charles Anderson, San Antonio, TX – 2012 view bio
  • Dr. Ed Robb, The Woodlands, TX  - 2011 view bio
  • Rev. Shane Bishop, Fairview, IL – 2010 – view bio
  • Rev. Jorge Acevedo, Cape Coral, FL – 2009 – view bio
  • Dr. Keith Tonkel, Jackson, MS – 2008 – view bio
  • Dr. Kent Millard, Indianapolis, IN – 2007 – view bio
  • Dr. Norman Neaves, Oklahoma City, OK – 2006
  • Dr. George E. Morris, Canton, Georgia – 2005
  • Ms. Billie Fidlin, Phoenix, Arizona – 2004
  • Rev. Dr. Michael Slaughter, Tipp City, Ohio – 2003
  • Rev. Dr. Joe Hale, Waynesville, North Carolina – 2002
  • Dr. Joe Harding, Corvallis, Oregon – 2001
  • Rev. Adam Hamilton, Leawood, Kansas – 2000
  • Dr. James C. Logan of Wesley Theological Seminary – 1999
  • Reverends Juanita and Rudy Rasmus, Houston, TX – 1998
  • Rev. Stephen A. Rhodes, Washington, DC – 1997
  • Dr. James E. Barnes, Denver, Colorado – 1996
  • Dr. Kirbyjon Caldwell, Houston, Texas – 1995
    Dr. Lawrence Lacour, Tulsa, Oklahoma (Lifetime award)
  • Dr. Eddie Fox, Nashville, Tennessee -1994
  • Bishop Kenneth Carder, Nashville, Tennessee – 1993
  • Dr. James Buskirk, Tulsa, Oklahoma –  1992
  • Dr. E. Malone Dodson, Roswell, Georgia – 1991
  • Joe A. Harding, Corvallis, Oregon – 1990
The following 40 persons were honored in 1989 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of The Foundation for Evangelism.
  • Akbar Abdul-Hagg
  • Mortimer Arias
  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Guy H. Black
  • John C. Broomfield
  • Emilio E. Castro
  • Violeta Cavallero
  • John R. Church
  • Ralph S. Cushman
  • Harry Denman
  • Maxie Dunnam
  • Donald English
  • Charles R. Goff
  • James W. Golden
  • Robert E. Goodrich, Jr.
  • J. Wallace Hamilton
  • Abel Hendricks
  • Ralph H. Holdeman
  • E. Stanley Jones
  • Samuel T. Kamaleson
  • Gerald H. Kennedy
  • Helen Kim
  • John Ed Mathison
  • Arthur J. Moore
  • Jessie S. Moorman
  • John R. Mott
  • Reuben H. Mueller
  • Daniel T. Niles
  • George H. Outen
  • Albert C. Outler
  • Edmund W. Robb, Jr.
  • William E. Sangster
  • Earl A. Seamands
  • Charles C. Selecman
  • Roy H. Short
  • Roy L. Smith
  • G. Ernest Thomas
  • Walter Towner
  • Alan Walker
  • Mary Culler White
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