Harry Denman Evangelism Awards
The Harry Denman Evangelism Award program honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism – expressed in Word (what), Sign (why), and Deed (how) – brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.
Evangelism happens in many contexts and many settings; impacts and engages all generations; and requires relationship among a variety of persons.
Each year Annual Conferences and the Foundation for Evangelism recognize one youth, one clergy, and one lay person in each conference. It is our privilege to honor all recipients – listed here by Conference
Photo featured in header courtesy of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Send completed nomination forms to your Annual Conference. Please DO NOT SEND nomination forms to The Foundation for Evangelism.
Find your Annual Conference.
Annual Conference Offices:
Send your award recipient information to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks before award materials are needed to allow time to prepare and mail. A checklist with suggested timeframes is linked below.
- Nomination Form
- Conference Office Checklist (updated for 2021)
- Sample Call for Nominations – from Annual Conference
Annual Conference Presentation Resources:
- PowerPoint Template for Annual Conference Presentation
- Press Release announcing recipients – from Annual Conference
- Who was Harry Denman?
- Download Bulletin Insert**
** designed for double-sided print on 8.5″x11″ paper in landscape format.
Denman Award Recipients: Seeing and Meeting the Needs of the Community in the Name of Christ Evangelist (noun) – bringer of good news (from the
In most typical years, The Foundation for Evangelism would have received announcements of the Harry Denman Evangelism Award Presentations at annual conferences months ago. Yet,
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,