Entries by Barby Bowser

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“Super Real Evangelist” Honored with Denman Evangelism Award

Matt Bistayi (at left), pastor of Valley Church in Allendale, received the Harry Denman Evangelism Award at the 2019 Michigan Annual Conference. After 10 years, Valley continues to “gain traction” with Jesus. (This article originally appeared at www.michiganumc.org and has been reprinted with permission.) BY KAY DEMOSS – Senior Content Editor for Michigan Conference of […]

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Evangelism Award Recipients Dare to Reach and Love Boldly

The Minnesota Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, whose theme this year was “Dare to Reach, Love Boldly”, honored two individuals who have devoted their ministry to reaching their community and young people with the Good News of a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Their stories are excerpts from an article on the Minnesota […]

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Pastor Danny Hernaez Receives Distinguished Evangelist Award

On the morning of Sunday, May 26, at First United Methodist Church in Humble, Texas, Pastor Danny Hernaez was surrounded by family, friends, and his pastor when he was presented with The Foundation for Evangelism’s Distinguished Evangelist Award. The following evening, he was honored at the Texas Annual Conference Awards Banquet. “Pastor Danny” is credited […]

Equipping the Church in Mongolia for Evangelism

By Rev. Dr. Heather Lear, FFE Research and Teaching Fellow During the last week in May, I had the opportunity to travel to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to visit and provide training for some of the 13 United Methodist churches in the country. Democracy is a relatively new form of government in Mongolia, as the country was […]