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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.

What distinguishes a Harry Denman Evangelism Award recipient is the commitment to consistently introduce others to the Good News of Jesus Christ in all ministry settings. Their ministry is exceptional for the number of new Christ Followers who credit encounters with this person as critical in helping to start or reignite their faith journey.

Since 1980, each year Annual Conferences and the Foundation for Evangelism recognize one youth, one clergy, and one lay person in each conference.

Photo featured in header courtesy of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Nomination Process


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 at least 2 weeks before award materials are needed to allow time to prepare and mail. A checklist with suggested timeframes is linked below.

Annual Conference Presentation Resources:

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Denman Award Recipient Stories